langue en Raytheon Company - 03/05/2019

The 60 Year History of Raytheon's Standard Missile Family

Length: 21 minutes
The military called it Operation Bumblebee: a secret program to develop a weapon that -- like the insect -- could take off vertically, change directions instantly and deliver a painful sting. Born in the years after World War II, the U.S. Navy program aimed to create a missile that could defend warships against new weapons like fast-moving fighter jets and the missiles they carried. Standard Missile has evolved from defending ships to protecting entire countries as part of the United States' integrated air and missile defense system. Read more about the history of Standard Missile here: