Friday, October 30, 2020

Raytheon releases new video of SeaRAM anti-ship missile defense system

U.S. biggest defense company Raytheon posted a new video of innovative SeaRAM anti-ship missile defense system on social media.

According to Raytheon, SeaRAM system defends ships against supersonic and subsonic threats including cruise missiles, drones and helicopters.

The SeaRAM system combines key attributes of the Phalanx close-in weapon system and the RAM guided weapon system. The SeaRAM system combines the superior accuracy, extended range and high maneuverability of the RAM missile with the high-resolution search-and-track sensor and reliable, the quick-response capability of the Phalanx Block 1B system. An 11-missile RAM system launcher assembly replaces the Phalanx system’s 20 mm gun.

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An affordable capability upgrade, the SeaRAM above-deck system fits the exact footprint of the Phalanx system, uses the same power and requires minimal shipboard modification.

Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance has reported that the United States currently has the SeaRAM installed on multiple Littoral Combat Ships and the USS Porter Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. The U.S. is also in the process of installing SeaRAM on three other Arleigh Burke-class destroyers in Rota, Spain including the USS Donald Cook, the USS Ross and the USS Carney.

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