Lock­heed Martin Demon­strates New Anti - Ship Mis­sile’s Sur­face Ship Launch Ca­pa­bil­ity

India Strategic - - INDUSTRY -

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.

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