Naval Warfare

Naval warfare capabilities

Naval Warfare

Naval forces must evolve rapidly to address increasingly sophisticated threats being ushered in by great power competition. Advanced technology is necessary to close the “detect-control-engage” loop in the maritime domain.

From sensors to command and control systems to precision weapons, Raytheon Missiles & Defense delivers innovation at the speed of relevance to protect U.S. and allied ships and sailors around the world.

The U.S. Navy's SPY-6 radar in production at a Raytheon Missiles & Defense facility.

Sensors

Sensors can identify threats quickly to give decision-makers insight at a moment's notice. Space-based sensors keep tabs on the environment, advanced radars monitor missile launches from across the globe, and infrared imaging devices expose what the human eye can't detect.

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U.S. Navy’s SPY-6 Radars

SPY-6 is the U.S. Navy's family of radars that can perform air and missile defense on seven classes of ships.

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AN/AQS-20 Minehunting Sonar

The AN/AQS-20 is an advanced minehunting sonar system that has been designated as the minehunting sonar for the Littoral Combat Ship's mine countermeasure mission package.

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AN/ASQ-235 Airborne Mine Neutralization System

The AN/ASQ-235 Airborne Mine Neutralization System neutralizes moored and bottom mines while operating from sea- and land-based MH-60S helicopters.

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Command and control capabilities

Command and Control

Raytheon Missiles & Defense is a leader in command and control systems, combining sensors and advanced networks to expand situational awareness across the maritime battlespace.

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Zumwalt-Class Destroyer

The Zumwalt-class destroyers feature Raytheon Missiles & Defense technologies and equipment that will benefit the U.S. Navy for years to come.

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Aegis

Aegis is an integrated missile guidance system used on U.S. Navy and allied ships to protect the battle group.

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Precision weapons capabilities

Advanced Strike Weapons

Precision naval weapons allow our customers to carry out discriminating strikes on bona fide targets and defend against incoming attacks with unprecedented effectiveness to give militaries a decisive edge in the battlespace.

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SM-6 Missile

The SM-6® missile can perform anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare and advanced ballistic missile defense at sea.

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Tomahawk Cruise Missile

The Tomahawk® cruise missile launches from ships and submarines and can strike targets precisely from 1,000 miles away, even in heavily defended airspace.

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Naval Strike Missile

The Naval Strike Missile is a long-range, precision strike weapon that seeks and destroys enemy ships at distances greater than 100 nautical miles.

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Ship Self-Defense Weapons

Protecting the mission and those carrying it out is paramount. Our modern ship self-defense weapons give navies around the world precision and firepower in four overlapping layers:  long range, medium range, short range and close-in.

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SM-3 Interceptor

The SM-3® interceptor is a defensive weapon the U.S. Navy uses to destroy short- to intermediate-range ballistic missiles.

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RAM Missile

The RAM™ missile is a supersonic, quick-reaction system that uses active infrared seekers to destroy close-range threats, including helicopters and cruise missiles.

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ESSM Missile

The ESSM® guided missile provides intermediate-range protection against cruise missiles, helicopters and other ships.

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SM-2 Missile

The SM-2™ missile chases threats closer to the water's surface, defending against anti-ship missiles and aircraft out to 90 nautical miles.

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SeaRAM Ship Defense System

The SeaRAM® ship defense system defends ships against supersonic and subsonic threats, including cruise missiles, drones and helicopters.

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Phalanx System

The Phalanx® weapon system is a rapid-fire, computer-controlled radar and 20 mm gun system that acquires, tracks and destroys close-in threats that have penetrated other ship defenses.

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