LRLAP

AcronymDefinition
LRLAPLong Range Land Attack Projectile
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This contract represents a significant step towards fielding LRLAP to support the Navy's requirement for surface fire support," said Richard Benton, program manager for LRLAP at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.
The 155-mm LRLAP is effective against a variety of targets in multiple mission areas and was designed to provide expeditionary forces with an affordable, ship-launched alternative to currently used missiles.
Under development by SAIC and Lockheed Martin, the seven-foot long, 155 mm LRLAP will contain 24 pounds of explosives, considerably larger than the seven pounds of explosives in the 5-inch ERGM.
LRLAP will have a key role in future coastal and urban combat scenarios," said Pete Jasanis, LRLAP program manager at Lockheed Martin.
BAE Systems' next step is a Critical Design Review for the LRLAP, which is expected to occur in December 2012.
The 5-inch LRLAP is being designed to allow deployed surface ships to strike shore-based targets at ranges that exceed 50 nautical miles.
Navy s 155-mm LRLAP program, said Tom Pfenning, director of Precision Guided Munitions at BAE Systems.
While the LRLAP is the first round under development for the AGS, other projectile variants will be developed and tested later in the DD 21 program.
The successful factory testing and delivery of this first major production component for AGS, coupled with our ongoing successes with the 155-mm LRLAP program, demonstrates that this highly advanced system is a real, proven option for meeting unmet naval surface fire support requirements.
MINNEAPOLIS -- BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin successfully fired two Long-Range Land Attack Projectiles (LRLAP), with full-scale rocket motors at Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah, to demonstrate the Navy's 155-mm LRLAP program is on track for guided flight tests in June.
The LRLAP has the capability to precisely engage targets at ranges in excess of 72 nautical miles, delivering lethal force in support of military operations ashore with minimal collateral damage.