Thursday, January 24, 2013

USS Monsoon Griffin Test

The Navy just released video interesting year of Raytheon's Griffin missile testing from USS Monsoon (PC-4)  VACAPES off last month. Although Relatively short-range (about 5km), Griffin Brings some much-needed offensive firepower to the PCs. The $ 45ka pop Griffin HAS proliferated in the U.S. military in the past FEW years, with roll-on installations on Marine Corps C-130s and other aircraft.  Monsoon's testing aussi Represented a successful demonstration of laser designation and targeting at sea (albeit we clear day). The dual quad-pack installed onboard Griffin Monsoon is very compact and Lends Itself to install onboard vessels even smaller Such as the MK VI .
 Coastal Griffin Missile System, the addition of remotely-operated MK 38 MOD 2 25mm chain guns onboard other fighters, and A Few other programs are share of the Navy's rapid deployment efforts to counter the fast inshore attack craft / fast attack craft swarm threat .

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