LOCK­HEED MARTIN CON­DUCTS LRASM FLIGHT TEST

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Lock­heed Mart­inÕs long-range anti-ship mis­sile (LraSM) has re­cently achieved another suc­cess­ful flight test, with the mis­sile scor­ing a di­rect hit on a mov­ing mar­itime tar­get. The test was con­ducted in sup­port of the De­fense ad­vanced re­search Projects Agency (DARPA) and Of­fice of Naval re­search (ONr) pro­gramme. Fly­ing over the sea range, a US Air Force B-1B bomber re­leased the LraSM, which nav­i­gated through all planned way­points re­ceiv­ing in­flight tar­get­ing up­dates from the weapon data link. af­ter tran­si­tion­ing to au­ton­o­mous guid­ance, LRASM iden­ti­fied the tar­get us­ing in­puts from the on­board sen­sors. The mis­sile then de­scended for fi­nal ap­proach, ver­i­fied and im­pacted the tar­get. LRASM is an au­ton­o­mous, pre­ci­sion-guided an­ti­ship stand­off mis­sile lever­ag­ing the suc­cess­ful joint air-to-sur­face stand­off mis­sile ex­tended range (JaSSM-er) her­itage, and is de­signed to meet the needs of US Navy and Air Force warfight­ers in a ro­bust an­ti­ac­cess/area-de­nial threat en­vi­ron­ment.

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