Lockheed receives a multi-million order for LRASM missiles

Lockheed Martin has received a USD 443,7 million order for the production of Long-Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASM), as announced by the United States Department of Defense on May 18.

The press release states that Lockheed Martin will fulfill the order by January 2027. The LRASM missiles produced under this contract will be delivered to the United States Air Force (USAF) and the United States Navy (U.S. Navy).

The LRASM is a precision-guided anti-ship missile designed to provide the U.S. Navy with the capability to engage high-value targets from a long distance while minimizing the risk of counter-fire. It employs semi-autonomous guidance and target cueing data from its sensor to accurately locate and attack targets, reducing dependence on Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) platforms, networking links, and GPS navigation.

The LRASM has already been successfully integrated and deployed on the B-1B and F/A-18E/F aircraft. Integration contracts are currently underway with the U.S. services and partners for the F-35 and P-8 aircraft. Official information indicates that the LRASM has a range of approximately 300 nautical miles.



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