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Euronaval 2018: Raytheon’s maritime missiles hit new milestones

26th October 2018 - 16:28 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in Paris

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Raytheon’s Tomahawk cruise missile is set to begin a modernisation programme as of 2019 as other missiles, such as the Evolved Seasparrow Missile (ESSM), are also reaching new milestones.

The Tomahawk Block IV will be upgraded to include a new maritime capability for naval surface targets as well as land targets.

Speaking to Shephard Brian Wheeler, Tomahawk business development at Raytheon, said that the upgraded systems will include a new multi-mode seeker, more powerful warhead and a new radio and navigation system.

The new seeker will allow the Tomahawk to hit moving targets at sea. A programme of record has been

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Beth is Deputy Editor - Land at Shephard Media, managing coverage across all formats of …

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