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IDEX 2019: Patriot GEM-T missile with GaN completes flight tests

20 February 2019

Raytheon has completed three flight tests of the Guidance Enhanced Missile-Tactical Ballistic Missile (GEM-T) with gallium nitride (GaN) in the missile's transmitter, the company told Jane's during the IDEX show held in Abu Dhabi on 17-21 February.

The first live-fire flight test in December 2018 "consisted of firing one GEM-T missile at a target in a complex environment held at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The system tracked the target, processed the engagement, launched the missile, intercepted and killed the target," Raytheon said.

Joe DeAntona, vice-president of Integrated Air and Missile Defense at Raytheon, said two further successful flight tests were conducted in the week before IDEX.

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