Raytheon tests rocket motor for DARPA's MAD-FIRES

YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz. Engineers at Raytheon completed testing of a hot fire rocket motor for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Multi-Azimuth Defense Fast Intercept Round Engagement System (MAD-FIRES).

The MAD-FIRES interceptor is designed to provide a robust and affordable self-defense capability that defeats multiple waves of anti-ship missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), as well as other threats.

If fielded, this capability will combine the speed, rapid fire and depth of a gun weapon system with the precision and accuracy of guided missiles.