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Surface Navy: Lockheed Martin highlights LRASM growth

12th January 2017 - 14:00 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Arlington, Virginia


Lockheed Martin has moved to highlight the expanded applications of its Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) at this week’s Surface Navy Association National Symposium.

The precision-guided anti-ship missile leverages technologies and commonality with the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile – Extended Range (JASSM-ER).

According to Scott Callaway, program director for advanced programs and subsonic cruise missiles at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, the LRASM program was started in 2009 by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Office of Naval Research (ONR) as ‘to develop an anti-ship missile to fill an urgent need’.

‘Our surface forces were

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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