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Raytheon conducts trials for LAND 19 air defence system

Raytheon Australia has successfully tested detecting, tracking, engaging, and guiding missiles against targets at the Woomera Test Range in South Australia.

The defence prime led an examination of the LAND 19 Phase 7B Short Range Ground Based Air Defence (SRGBAD) System and confirmed the system’s accuracy and aptitude for Australia’s defence capabilities.

“Seeing the whole system brought together and operating in its intended environment reinforces to our team the contribution we are making towards our ultimate objective, which is to put awesome capability into the hands of the Australian warfighter,” said LAND 19 senior program manager Paul Szoboszlay.

“By collaborating and engaging with our industry partners, we are delivering a program that not only meets the customer’s needs but also reinforces Raytheon Australia’s role as the capability partner for Defence.”

The LAND 19 flight trial is expected to open new opportunities in integrated air and missile defence operations as the SRGBAD System is tested for effectiveness against live air targets in a controlled setting.

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