U.S. Air Force tests Raytheon's upgraded High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile

  U.S. Air Force tests Raytheon's upgraded High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile  Missile improvements add precision, reduce collateral damage  PR Newswire  TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 22, 2014  TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and the U.S. Air Force successfully flight tested an upgraded High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM). The HARM Control Section Modification (HCSM) is more precise and accurate, which reduces potential collateral damage.  During this test mission, an F-16 aircraft fired an HCSM, AGM-88F, against an emitter located outside of a zone of exclusion, which contained a similar radiating emitter. The HCSM used its new global positioning system (GPS)/inertial measurement unit (IMU) capability and successfully impacted the correct target. Another HCSM test mission is needed to determine if HCSM is ready for deployment to the U.S. Air Force.  "Raytheon's HCSM offers the warfighter enhanced capabilities at an affordable price, providing best value for suppression of enemy air defense weapon options," said Mike Jarrett, vice president of Raytheon Air Warfare Systems.  The Air Force awarded Raytheon the HCSM contract in 2012. The missile was recently cleared for full rate production.  About HARM and HCSM The AGM-88 High Speed Anti-Radiation Missile is a key battlefield element to suppress or destroy surface-to-air missile radars, early warning radars, and radar-directed air defense artillery systems. HARMs have made hostile airspaces worldwide safer for U.S. and allied warfighters. The missile resides in the inventories of eight countries.    oMore than 4,000 HARMs have been employed in combat.   oHCSM adds GPS/IMU navigation accuracy, giving HARM the ability to engage     time-critical targets.   oHCSM has new features that allow it to engage a wide range of modern SAMs,     are resistant to counter-HARM tactics, and reduces the risk of fratricide     or collateral damage.  About Raytheon Raytheon Company, with 2013 sales of $24 billionand63,000employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning92years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well ascyber securityand a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us atwww.raytheon.comand follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.  Media Contacts Tucson Ashley Mehl +1.520.794.5142 rmspr@raytheon.com  SOURCE Raytheon Company  Website: http://www.raytheon.com  
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