Raytheon’s SeaRAM anti-ship missile defense system used a Raytheon RAM Block 2 surface-to-air missile for the first time to intercept an incoming target during a U.S. Navy (USN) live-fire exercise at China Lake in California, USA.

The SeaRAM close-in defence system detected, tracked and engaged an inbound threat, and fired a RAM Block 2 missile that intercepted the target. RAM Block 2, which reached initial operating capability in May, 2015, adds enhanced kinematics, an evolved radio frequency receiver and an improved control system.

The demonstration followed the U.S. Navy’s similar SeaRAM firing of a RAM Block 1 missile earlier this year from a littoral combat ship of the USN.

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