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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.

Raytheon's Griffin Missile showcases multiple capabilities Play Video

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

  • 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)
    • 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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Media Coverage

A missile plant gets an IoT makeover (IndustryWeek)

Raytheon wins job to build lightweight missiles for attack UAVs and special-ops aircraft (Military & Aerospace)

Raytheon thinking big by developing tiny missiles (Arizona Daily Star)

Raytheon's solutions for navies worldwide (Military Technology)

Osprey successfully test-fires Raytheon missiles (Arizona Daily Star)

Osprey Aircraft Test-Fire Rockets and Missiles (Defensetech)

AFA 2014: Griffin ER Missile (Military.com)

Raytheon Questions Navy's Decision On Longbow For LCS (Defense Daily)

US Navy declares IOC for MK-60 Griffin missile system (Shephard)

US Navy achieves IOC on Patrol Coastal Griffin Missile System (NAVY Recognition)

News releases

Raytheon, Bell conduct first missile launch from V-22

US Air Force awards Raytheon contract for Griffin missiles

Raytheon Griffin® C flight tests demonstrate in-flight retargeting capability

US Navy achieves initial operating capability on Patrol Coastal Griffin Missile System

Raytheon demonstrates Griffin Block III missile

Raytheon marks delivery of 2000th Griffin missile

Raytheon's Griffin missile demonstrates maritime protection capabilities

Raytheon SeaGriffin™ completes guided flight test with new dual-mode seeker