The budget committee of the German parliament has approved procurement of 600 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Block 2Bs for the German Navy.
The anti-aircraft missile system will be delivered between 2024 and 2029 at a cost of 561 million euros ($552 million).
RAM is a shipboard self-defense system designed to protect ships against multiple air targets simultaneously, including anti-ship missiles, helicopters, aircraft, and surface ships.
The supersonic guided missile complex consists of the MK-44 missile complex and the MK-49 guided missile launcher, which contains 21 missiles.
Increases the missile’s double maneuverability
Developed by RAMSys and Raytheon, the RAM Block 2 variant features a “larger rocket motor, improved control section, and an advanced RF receiver capable of detecting the quietest threat emitters.” respectively to Raytheon.
Modernization increases the missile’s maneuverability by two and a half times and increases its interception range by 50%.
Moreover, the system can be easily integrated with many ships, using existing ship sensors to obtain targeting and guidance information to counter anti-ship threats.
https://www.thedefensepost.com/2022/09/23/germany-raytheon-ship-defense-missile/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=germany-raytheon-ship-defense-missile Germany has approved Raytheon’s shipboard anti-missile system