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Naval protection system launched at IDEX

19th February 2013 - 06:00 GMT | by Tim Fish in Abu Dhabi

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Chemring and Raytheon Missile Systems have teamed to develop a new naval anti-surface defence system, the companies announced at the IDEX exhibition in Abu Dhabi.

The system will be based on a new launcher called Centurion, developed for the first time by Chemring and using its countermeasures rounds and Raytheon’s missiles.

It is designed to bring together three systems into one by using the Centurion launcher to house decoys for protection against anti-ship missiles; anti-torpedo decoys; and missiles to respond to anti-surface and asymmetrical threats.

The launcher has 12 130mm barrels that are stored vertically on a rotating platform although …

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