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Lockheed Developing Army Rocket, Mortar Interceptor; Loretta Painter Comments

Lockheed Developing Army Rocket, Mortar Interceptor; Loretta Painter Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Lockheed Developing Army Rocket, Mortar Interceptor; Loretta Painter Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting eventLockheed Martin is working with the Army to develop a missile for intercepting rockets, mortars and artillery, the company announced Thursday.

On May 26, the company and the Army Research Development and Engineering Command conducted the missile’s the flight test May 26 at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

The Extended Area Protection and Survivability interceptor weighs nearly six pounds, is less than two inches in diameter, is nearly 39 inches long and has a fire control sensor.

The missile is using the miniature hit-to-kill concept to intercept targets, said Loretta Painter, a program director at the command.

Guided flight tests against live targets will begin during the second half of this year.

Lockheed is also helping the Air Force prepare an updated missile warning satellite for a July launch.

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