The Raytheon SeaRAM is a new self-defense missile designed to take out targets that might threaten shallow-combat ships.
The SeaRAM is based on the Phalanx Close-In Weapon System which uses a highly advanced radar to identify incoming missiles, before targeting and destroying them using 20 mm machine guns that fire rounds of tungsten. However the SeaRAM also uses a radar to support the missile system, in this case the Rolling Airframe Missile. This supersonic, lightweight missile is designed to attack close-range threats including cruise missiles and helicopters.
Tested successfully, the Raytheon SeaRAM is all set to be deployed on U.S. Navy ships. This missile will help defend navy personnel against anti-ship cruise missiles, and will give warriors an advantage over their foes.
The Raytheon SeaRAM Offers Self-Defense Missile Capabilities
1. Self-defense Missiles - The development and deployment of self-defense missile systems like the Raytheon SeaRAM provide increased protection against potential threats for shallow-combat ships.
2. Advanced Radar Systems - Advanced radar technology plays a crucial role in identifying and neutralizing incoming missiles, making it a key trend in self-defense missile systems like the SeaRAM.
3. Close-range Threat Detection - The use of supersonic lightweight missiles, such as the Rolling Airframe Missile, to target and destroy close-range threats like cruise missiles and helicopters is a disruptive innovation opportunity in self-defense missile systems.
1. Defense - The defense industry can leverage the development of self-defense missile systems to enhance the capabilities of naval ships and protect personnel against enemy threats.
2. Manufacturing - Advanced radar systems and missile technologies require sophisticated manufacturing processes, making the manufacturing industry a key player in the development and production of self-defense missile systems.
3. Military - The military sector can benefit from the deployment of self-defense missile systems like the Raytheon SeaRAM to enhance the defense capabilities of U.S. Navy ships and gain an advantage over potential adversaries.