The sensors will include precision routing and guidance features designed to help the Lockheed-built missiles track and engage high-threat maritime targets in support of U.S. Air Force and Navy missions, BAE said Wednesday.
LRASMs work to semi-autonomously detect and determine targeted adversary vessels in contested environments during nighttime or daytime operations and all weather conditions.
Joseph Mancini, LRASM program manager at BAE, said the production of LRASM sensors represents the company’s capacity to transition technologies from airframes to missiles.
The mid-course sensor technology will also feature BAE’ software and hardware offerings designed to support electronic warfare aircraft systems worldwide, the company noted.
Work on LRASM sensors occur at company facilities in New Hampshire and New Jersey.