31 Mar '16, 12pm

The RAM missile defends both huge aircraft carriers and world's smallest ships:

Raytheon's Rolling Airframe Missile protects ships from high-speed threats Share It happened in March: Aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Porter, an imposing technological structure, like something out of Star Wars, swiveled across the horizon. In precise movements, it fixed on a point in the distance. With a pop, a small cap was ejected from one of an array of tubes. Less than a second later, a jet of flame shot from the structure as a missile took flight. It was the ship’s first live-fire test of a Raytheon-made Rolling Airframe Missile from a SeaRAM Missile Defense System . SeaRAM combines the sensor systems of a close-in weapon system with a multi-round RAM launcher. RAM missiles use active infrared seekers to find and defeat a wide array of airborne threats launched from miles away and traveling at tremendous speeds. The test was the final step in delivering a be...

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