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Griffin Missile System

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The 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 two variants: Griffin A, which is an aft-eject missile and Griffin B, which is a forward-firing missile. Raytheon is also developing additional variants, including: the Griffin C missile with dual-mode guidance and Griffin C-ER, which will be an extended range missile.

The Griffin missile provides the user with flexible employment options through a simple, easy-to-operate, graphical user interface. The user can select from multiple flight profile and fuzing modes. It also provides lethal effects and employs GPS-aided inertial guidance and a semi-active laser seeker for pinpoint accuracy.

Griffin variants include:

Griffin A Missile

  • An aft-eject missile from a common launch tube
  • Deployed from platforms like the C-130 aircraft
  • Measures 43 inches long, weighs 34 pounds and has a low collateral damage 13-pound warhead
  • Production began in 2008

Griffin B Missile

  • 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 34 pounds and has a low collateral damage 13-pound warhead
  • Production began in 2010

Griffin C Missile

  • Currently in development
  • 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 Missile

  • Griffin C missile with extended range motor that nearly triples the flight distance
  • Capability demonstrated during developmental flight testing in 2014

 

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