Air-Launched Weapons

As Tomahawk production ends, Raytheon targets upgrades

30 November 2017

With the Tomahawk cruise missile production run scheduled to end in the coming year, Raytheon is looking to improve the missile and control systems to make the weapon relevant and attractive for US Navy (USN) and other potential customers through the next decade, Chris Sprinkle, the company's senior manager for the missile programme, told Jane’s .

The proposed improvements include upgrades that already exist as a programme of record – such as a new multimode seeker incorporated in the Tomahawk Block 4 now in production – as well as a software-designed weapons control system for surface ships similar to the one used on USN submarines, Sprinkle said.

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