The Griffin is a precision-guided multi-platfor, multi-service missile capable of engaging both static and fast-moving targets and offers reliable operational effectiveness against a variety of threats. It features a small, lightweight design incorporating pop-out wings and an advanced semi-active laser guidance seeker. To reduce development time and cost for Griffin, components from other Raytheon products were used, including the FGM-148 Javelin and AIM-9X Sidewinder missiles.
The Griffin A is an aft-eject missile, deployed from platforms like the C-130 aircraft. It’s dropped out of “gunslinger” tubes and “derringer doors”, providing precision weapon drops from the rear ramp and side door of the aircraft.