Raytheon completes operational testing with StormBreaker smart weaponNews
June 18, 2019
PARIS AIR SHOW. The Raytheon StormBreaker smart weapon has completed all operational test drops, and the company says that initial operational capability is on the horizon.
The StormBreaker tri-mode seeker uses imaging infrared and millimeter wave radar in its normal mode to give pilots the ability to destroy moving targets, even in adverse weather, from standoff ranges. Additionally, the weapon can use its semi-active laser guidance to hit targets.
Raytheon also claims that the tri-mode seeker can operate amid complicated ground situations involving excessive dust and debris, making it unaffected by both ground and air conditions.
Operational testing is complete, and early stages of StormBreaker integration work are underway. The F-15E Strike Eagle will be the first aircraft to receive the StormBreaker smart weapon, according to the company.