LOCKHEED MARTIN CONDUCTS LRASM FLIGHT TEST
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.
NORTHROP GRUMMAN DEMONSTRATES ELECTRONIC ATTACK CAPABILITY ON A UAV