Lockheed Martin’s Precision Strike Missile completes shortest-range flight test

Source: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin successfully completed a production qualification flight test with the U.S. Army in a demonstration at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

 

One Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) was fired from a HIMARS launcher to hit a target set. The test is the shortest-distance flown to date demonstrating the system’s continued accuracy from launch to impact. While not PrSM’s primary mission range, the short-range flight represents the most stressful, dynamic environment for the missile as it maneuvers at hypersonic speeds to divert towards the target. This test verifies structural integrity of the missile and trajectory control.

 

 

“This demonstration is the first of several production qualification tests moving PrSM closer to fielding and delivery of Early Operational Capability (EOC) missiles this year,” said Jay Price, vice president of Precision Fires at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. “PrSM is a critical capability and the top long-range precision fires modernization priority for the U.S. Army.”

The test follows a third production contract to produce additional EOC missiles awarded in September 2023.

PrSM is the U.S. Army’s next generation long-range precision strike missile capable of destroying targets out to more than 400 kilometers. The new surface-to-surface weapon features an open systems architecture design for maximum affordability and flexibility and is modular for future growth and HIMARS and M270 compatible.

 

 

The precision-strike weapon system will deliver enhanced capabilities for attacking, neutralizing, suppressing and destroying targets at depth on the battlefield. It further provides field artillery units a new long-range capability while supporting brigade, division, corps, Army, theater, Joint and Coalition forces.

 

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