is designed to detect and destroy specific targets within groups of ships by employing advanced technologies that reduce dependence on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms, network links and GPS navigation in electronic warfare environments.
The company has been investing in risk reduction efforts on the surface-launch variant of LRASM
, he said.
missile destroys enemy targets semi-autonomously; Lockheed tests ship-fired variant.
A key outcome from the ADM was establishment of the LRASM
Deployment Office (LDO), which was given the responsibility to implement the accelerated acquisition approach with the streamlined governance.
As part of BAE Systems close work with LRASM
prime contractor Lockheed Martin, the company provided the sensor technology that supported a recent successful demonstration of the anti-ship missile.
can hit a target at roughly hundred-mile distance.
and] investing in the design of a topside or deck-mounted launcher configuration that will allow for easy integration on multiple surface ships," Scott Callaway, surface-launched LRASM
program director with Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, said in an emailed statement.
3B Plan To Adopt LRASM
, Delays Plan For OASuW Competition," Inside the Navy, March 17, 2014.
Air Force B-1B from Edwards Air Force Base, California, released the LRASM
Stackley said LRASM
is going through test phases for "accelerated" introduction to the fleet.
The contract marks the first production award for the air-launched variant of LRASM
, and includes 23 missiles and engineering support.
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control will have to deliver 23 Lot 1 production LRASM
missiles by 29 September that year.