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SGA2012: Griffin completes FOB protection tests

13th February 2012 - 16:31 GMT | by Andrew White in Singapore


The US Army has conducted tests to network Raytheon's Griffin B missile to an ISTAR sensor payload, designed to protect Forward Operating Bases (FOBs) in Afghanistan.

Late last year, Raytheon and the army managed to provide 360-degree coverage using a ground launcher and an undisclosed aerostat. The tests fall the US Army's evaluation of systems for FOB self-defence in Afghanistan, sources suggested.

Test firings, which were conducted at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, saw operators engage a static target over 4km away using GPS coordinates generated by the tethered aerostat. However, Raytheon officials were unable to confirm whether the

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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