Raytheon Co has released a new video of MAD-FIRES Defense System that would take out multiple waves of anti-ship missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles and other threats. The MAD-FIRES Defense System capable of would take out multiple waves of enemy missiles, and other threats, including Chinese-made modern missile.
A marketing video released by Raytheon supposedly reveals that the new interceptor, developed in collaboration with Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Video posted on U.S. Defense contractor Raytheon’s Twitter account, show guided rounds that can stop anti-ship missiles which launched from aircraft and ship similar to Chinese H-6 bomber and frigate.
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The company’s website said the interceptor called the Multi-Azimuth Defense Fast Intercept Round Engagement System, or MAD-FIRES, and designed to defeat simultaneous oncoming cruise missile threats, anti-ship missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as other threats on the same time.
The MAD-FIRES interceptor is designed to provide a robust and affordable self-defense capability that defeats multiple waves of anti-ship missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as other threats.
Also added that Raytheon Company already successfully tested a hot fire rocket motor for DARPA’s MAD-FIRES.
“The Navy is asking for leading-edge capabilities that can take out rapidly approaching targets, and Raytheon’s interceptor for the MAD-FIRES program will deliver,” said Dr. Thomas Bussing, Raytheon Advanced Missile Systems vice president. “This test shows Raytheon is right on track to provide an affordable, advanced technology to the fleet.”
If fielded, this capability will combine the speed, rapid fire and depth of a gun weapon system with the precision and accuracy of guided missiles.
Raytheon Company, with 2018 sales of $27 billion and 67,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 97 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I® products and services, sensing, effects and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.