Lockheed Martin Demonstrates New Anti - Ship Missile’s Surface Ship Launch Capability
ORLANDO, FLA. Martin successfully conducted the first-ever launch July 26 a topside canister.
The flight test, at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, proved the missile’s ability to conduct an angled launch from the newly designed topside canister, replicating a ship-launched environment. During booster and booster adapter ejected cleanly from the topside launcher using the same launch control and launch sequencer software currently employed by the Mk- 41 Vertical
“This successful flight test readiness to answer the US Navy’s call for lethal, longer range antisurface warfare capabilities as part of said Scott Callaway, Subsonic Cruise Missiles and Fire Control. “This test also validates the flexibility and versatility
ships enables distributed operations beyond enemy threat ranges. Along
canister with an angled launcher variant to be employed aboard various platforms in the Navy’s surface fleet, providing the potential for a powerful new anti-ship role under the US Navy’s operations.
is built on the same production line air- launch weapons, delivering the same long-range, precision capability while benefiting from manufacturing efficiencies.
ship missile that leverages the successful JASSM-ER heritage, and is designed to meet the needs of US Navy and Air Force warfighters in a robust contested environment. The air-launched variant provides an early operational capability for the Navy’s offensive anti-surface warfare Increment I requirement to be integrated onto the US Air Force’s B-1B in 2018 and on the US Navy’s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet in 2019.