Lockheed Martin Holds Dual Test-Fire of Air-Launched Long-Range Missile

Lockheed Martin conducted a dual test-fire of its precision-guided, anti-ship missile from a U.S. Air Force B-1B aircraft that flew over the Sea Range at Point Mugu, Calif.

The aircraft fired two production representative Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles that used data from an onboard sensor to navigate planned waypoints, shift to mid-course guidance and identify and neutralize a mobile maritime target, the company said Wednesday.

The company first test-launched in August 2017 a tactical configuration of its LRASM system.

Lockheed’s long-range missile is designed based on the extended range variant of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile and is geared to operate with reduced reliance on platforms for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, network links and global positioning system navigation.

The air-launched LRASM version is meant to address the U.S. Navy‘s offensive and anti-surface warfare Increment I requirement for the missile’s integration with the U.S. Air Force’s B-1B within the year and on the Navy’s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet by 2019.

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