Raytheon Missiles & Defense and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems have tested mid-range interceptor capability (MRIC) during a U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) event.

During the live fire test, MRIC successfully removed all representative targets from the threat of cruise missiles.

This is the first test in a series designed to confirm MRIC’s potential to intercept USMC cruise missile threats.

It explores the ability of MRIC to integrate with USMC’s General Aviation Command and Control System (CAC2S) and AN / TPS ground-to-air radar.

The live fire test also confirmed the effectiveness of the MRIC with the components of the Iron Dome weapon system, including the Tamir interceptor.

Tom Laliberty, president of Raytheon Missiles & Defense for Land Warfare and Air Defense, said: “This test has proven the interoperability of sensors and effectors working together as an integrated air and missile defense capability.

“The demonstration demonstrates the benefits of integration, expanding the capabilities of individual systems in a solution greater than the sum of its parts.

The MRIC prototype is being developed by the ground air defense program office at USMC’s Land Systems Program Executive Office to support the Navy’s modernization initiative.

In addition to destroying the threat of cruise missiles, the MRIC system is designed to counter other air threats with and without crew for operationally fixed and semi-fixed sites.

Rafael’s executive vice president of air and missile defense, retired Brigadier General Pini Jungman, said: lower level systems in the world. “


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