LRASMLong Range Anti-Ship Missile
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BAE Systems' long-range sensor and targeting technology enables LRASM to detect and engage protected ships in all weather conditions, day or night, without relying on external intelligence and navigation data.
To fire LRASM at safe distances from threat warships, the launching platform requires an initial cue to the target ship.
"LRASM to me is by far the most exciting capability that we're about to roll out to our fleet aviators," he said.
LRASM is a next-generation, precision-guided stealth missile capable of semi-autonomously detecting and identifying targeted enemy ships.
"LRASM is an affordable, highly survivable, long-range anti-ship weapon that meets the expected schedule requirements."
Navy LRASM missile destroys enemy targets semi-autonomously; Lockheed tests ship-fired variant.
The LRASM program started in 2009 as a joint design and demonstration initiative between DARPA and the Office of Naval Research.
The Pentagon plans to invest nearly $1 billion in the long-range anti-ship missile, or LRASM, over the next five years.
"When I started flying P-3s in the 1970s, we had the Harpoon missile, and it's the same one we have today," Harris said, asking the committee to speed up the introduction of the new aircraft-launched Long Range Anti-Surface Missile, or LRASM. "The LRASM: it's a great capability that we need to bring on fast."
Multiple radios and associated waveforms were integrated with the U-2, which served as a communications gateway between an F-22, F-18s and a Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) surrogate platform.