The ESSM is a development of Raytheon’s Sea Sparrow missile, which is used to protect ships from attacking missiles and aircraft.
The ESSM is a development of Raytheon’s Sea Sparrow missile, which is used to protect ships from attacking missiles and aircraft.

GKN Aerospace has signed a contract with Raytheon Technologies to supply Mk30 missile canisters for the Raytheon Evolved SeaSparrow Missile (ESSM).

According to the company, the ESSM is a development of Raytheon’s Sea Sparrow missile, which is used to protect ships from attacking missiles and aircraft.

The composite canisters are manufactured using filament winding followed by vacuum infusion and can be used for up to 10 missile launches while surviving restrained firing, GKN says. Refurbishment time between firings is short, providing improved lifecycle costs.

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