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Griffin Missile System

small package, precise targeting

Griffin® missile system is an air- and ground-launched, precise, low-collateral-damage weapon for irregular warfare operations.

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Raytheon's Griffin Missile showcases multiple capabilities

The Griffin® missile is a multi-platform, multi-service weapon that has a proven track record for successful rapid integration on land, sea and air platforms.

It is available in four variants: Griffin A is an aft-eject missile, Griffin B is a forward-firing missile, Griffin C has dual-mode guidance and in-flight retargeting, and Griffin C-ER is an extended range missile.

Griffin provides the user flexible employment options through a simple, easy-to-operate, graphic user interface and comes in three different variants. The user can select multiple flight profile and fuzing modes. Griffin provides lethal effects and employs GPS-aided inertial guidance and a semi-active laser seeker for pinpoint accuracy.

Click on each link below, for more information about the Griffin A, B, C and C-ER.

Griffin A  |  Griffin B  |  Griffin C  |  Griffin C-ER

Griffin A

  • An aft-eject missile from a common launch tube
  • Deployed from platforms like the C-130 aircraft
  • Measures 43 inches long, weighs 33 pounds and has a low collateral damage 13-pound warhead
  • Production began in 2008

Griffin B

  • A forward-firing missile that uses a composite launch tube
  • Launches from rotary-and fixed-wing aircraft, ground-launch applications and maritime platforms
  • Operational on the U.S. Navy’s Cyclone-class Patrol Coastal ships 
  • Measures 43 inches long, weighs 33 pounds and has a low collateral damage 13-pound warhead
  • Production began in 2010

Griffin C

  • Increased capabilities include:
    • Dual-mode semi-active laser/uncooled imaging infrared seeker (SAL/IIR)
    • Data link that enables in-flight retargeting
    • Angled or vertical launch for 360 degree coverage

Griffin C-ER

  • Griffin C missile with extended range motor that nearly triples the flight distance
  • Developmental flight testing completed in 2014

 

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