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Raytheon developing Peregrine missile

17th September 2019 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Raytheon has introduced a new medium-range, air-to-air weapon called the Peregrine missile with advanced firepower and manoeuvrability.

Half the size of legacy medium-range, air-to-air missiles, Peregrine has been developed to strengthen the capabilities of current fighter aircraft. It enables double the weapons loadout on a variety of fighter platforms, with a miniaturised guidance system that can detect and track targets at any time of day and in any weather condition.

Thomas Bussing, Raytheon Advanced Missile Systems vice president, said: ‘Peregrine will allow US and allied fighter pilots to carry more missiles into battle to maintain air dominance.

‘With its advanced sensor, guidance and propulsion systems packed into a much smaller airframe, this new weapon represents a significant leap forward in air-to-air missile development.’

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