Tomahawk Cruise Missile

Tomahawk Cruise Missile

Modern, Mature, Powerful

Today's Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile can loiter for hours and shift course instantly on command before striking with pinpoint accuracy.

The Tomahawk missile can be launched from a ship or submarine and can fly into heavily defended airspace more than 1,000 miles away to conduct precise strikes on high-value targets with minimal collateral damage. Launching the weapon from such a long distance helps to keep sailors out of harm's way.

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U.S. and allied militaries have used the highly accurate, GPS-enabled precision weapon more than 2,300 times in combat, and flight-tested it 550 times.

In April 2018, U.S. Navy warships and submarines launched 66 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Syrian chemical weapon facilities. A year prior, 59 Tomahawk missiles hit a Syrian airfield where a chemical attack was launched. A U.S. Navy destroyer fired five Tomahawk missiles into Yemen in 2016 to take out a coastal defense cruise missile site that had been targeting merchant and warships in the Gulf of Aden.

As the battlespace and needs of the warfighter evolve, Raytheon is doing what it has always done: support the warfighter with the world's most advanced cruise missile.

Tomahawk cruise missiles have flown more than 2,000 combat missions.
Tomahawk cruise missiles have flown more than 2,300 combat missions.

The latest Block IV variant includes a two-way satellite data-link that enables the missile to be retargeted in flight to preprogrammed, alternate targets. The new design has a 30-year lifespan and requires little to no maintenance.

Raytheon and the U.S. Navy are now enhancing this already sophisticated weapon with upgraded communications, a more powerful warhead and a new seeker that will hit moving targets at sea, in darkness and all kinds of weather.

Modernizing the Tomahawk missile is a quick and affordable way to provide warfighters with the capability they need to stay ahead of the threat.

Learn more about Raytheon's Precision Weapons.