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Raytheon offers Stryker-mounted Stinger missile for U.S. Army mobile air defense
Pairing delivers immediate mobile force protection

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to the U.S. Army's urgent need for mobile air defense to protect ground troops, Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) integrated and demonstrated a Stinger® air defense missile mounted on a Stryker armored fighting vehicle.  

Raytheon adapted the Stinger missile's air-to-air launch system to fire from a Stryker armored vehicle for a U.S. Army demonstration in September 2017.

Raytheon incorporated the Stinger missile into a Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station, or CROWS, and mounted it on a Stryker. During a late September demonstration at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, the Army fired Stinger missiles from a Stryker vehicle and successfully intercepted airborne targets.

"With so many airborne threats in the battlespace, our ground forces need the protection of additional mobile air defense systems," said Kim Ernzen, Raytheon Land Warfare Systems vice president. "Combining these two proven systems gives the Army an immediate, low risk, high-value solution."

The Army is now evaluating the Stinger missile/Stryker vehicle solution.

The Stinger weapon system is a lightweight, self-contained air defense system that can be rapidly deployed by ground troops and on military platforms. It's combat proven in four major conflicts and in use by more than 20 nations as well as all four U.S. military services.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 95 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter.

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