Raytheon has developed a fuel tank and delivery system for a U.S. Navy weapon system intended to attack maritime targets and still land targets during anti-surface warfare missions.
The company integrated a fuel tank into the Joint Standoff Weapon for a test to evaluate the weapon’s end-to-end operations and flight range, Raytheon said Tuesday.
According to the company, the JSOW flies at ranges of up to 287.6 miles with the fuel tank and flew approximately 303.8 miles during the demonstration.
“This test clears the way for our upcoming captive carry test that will bring JSOW ER one step closer to the warfighter,” said Celeste Mohr, Raytheon JSOW program director.
Four years ago, Raytheon and the Navy conducted a joint free-flight technology demonstration.
Prior to this test, the company conducted a separate characterization test on the fuel tank and fuel delivery system.
Raytheon used its own research and development funds for both tests.