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Raytheon Delivers 1,000th Tomahawk Block IV Cruise Missile To US Navy

A Tomahawk Block IV missile
by Staff Writers
Tucson AZ (SPX) Jun 13, 2008
Raytheon achieved a significant production milestone with the delivery of the 1,000th Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile to the U.S. Navy.

"Tomahawk Block IV provides the Navy with an array of enhanced capabilities to support land-based operations in the global war on terror and across the spectrum of warfare," said Capt. Rick McQueen, the U.S. Navy's program manager for the Tomahawk weapon system.

"The Navy's receipt of this 1,000th Tomahawk Block IV builds on a legacy of providing the commander with a powerful weapon to shape the battlespace."

Tomahawk Block IV's innovative technologies provide an expanded array of operational capabilities while dramatically reducing acquisition, operations and support costs.

Tomahawk Block IV employs a two-way satellite data link that enables a strike controller to flex the missile in flight to preprogrammed alternate targets or redirect it to a new target.

This targeting flexibility includes the capability to loiter over the battlefield and await a more critical target.

"The Tomahawk program continues to evolve to provide the U.S. Navy with the capability to project precision firepower across the breadth and depth of the battlespace," said Harry Schulte, vice president of Raytheon's Air Warfare Systems product line.

"The delivery of the 1,000th Tomahawk Block IV missile builds on Raytheon's continued leadership in providing the warfighter with innovative systems that set the standard in precision strike capabilities."

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