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Centurion to live test-fire later in 2013

16th July 2013 - 13:10 GMT | by Andrew White in London


Raytheon and Chemring will conduct the first live-fire missile test of its Centurion naval protection system later this year.

According to company executives, the exercise will be conducted on the Salisbury Plain training area in the UK during Q4, performing a ‘key step’ in the development of the programme.

Centurion was launched at IDEX in February and in May the system completed ‘phase-3 test firings’ of distraction decoys. Missile launcher integration is now underway ahead of the live launch later in the year.

Centurion is capable of firing missiles including Griffin, TOW and Javelin. However, officials were unable to confirm

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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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