Sovereign Guided Weapons

Sovereign Guided Weapons

Raytheon Australia will provide the nation’s most advanced end-to-end solutions to detect, track and engage threats.

Guided weapons are critical to Australia’s current and future military capability. Manufacturing, supporting, and upgrading these weapons in Australia will strengthen our supply chain and underpin our sovereign defence capability. 

A sovereign guided weapons enterprise will be a national endeavour that will incorporate advanced guided weapons production facilities and generate thousands of jobs for Australians across the supply chain.

For Australia this will build greater industrial self-reliance and resilience, just as it will support our relationship with our allies. 

Raytheon Technologies is one of the largest manufacturers of guided weapons in the world. Only Raytheon Technologies can provide a suite of guided weapons that can drive efficiency and maximise production in Australia to satisfy a broad range of capability requirements.

Raytheon Australia seeks to be a strategic industry partner in sovereign guided weapons manufacture and to work with Raytheon Technologies to bring this unique capability to Australia.



Raytheon Technologies is one of the world’s largest manufacturer of guided missiles and a leader in development of integrated air and missile defence technology. The company’s guided weapons, optimised for both defence and strike, are operational in Australia the United States and our allies worldwide.

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Raytheon Technologies’ Suite of Guided Weapons


Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM™)

The RAM™ weapon system is the world’s most advanced ship self-defence weapon and is designed to provide exceptional protection for ships of all sizes.

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AMRAAM – Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile – is the world’s most sophisticated, combat-proven air dominance weapon.

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The Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM®) guided missile is an international cooperative upgrade of the RIM-7 Sea Sparrow Missile.

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The SM-2™ missile is the cornerstone of a ship’s layered defence – chasing threats closer to the water’s surface and defending against anti-ship missiles and aircraft out to 90 nautical miles.

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The SM-6® is three missiles in one. It is the only weapon that can perform anti-air warfare, ballistic missile defence and anti-surface warfare missions.

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The SM-3® interceptor is a defensive weapon the U.S. Navy uses to destroy short-to intermediate-range ballistic missiles.

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