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BAE begins production on LRASM sensors

3rd November 2017 - 02:11 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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BAE Systems has started production of its sensor technology for the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) under a $40 million order from Lockheed Martin, the company announced on 1 November.

The sensor allows the missile to seek and attack specific high-threat maritime targets within groups of ships, including those protected by advanced anti-aircraft systems.

LRASM is a next-generation, precision-guided stealth missile designed to semi-autonomously identify and detect targeted enemy ships. The precision routing and guidance technology of the sensor ― which does not rely exclusively on ISR systems, networking links, or GPS navigation ― enables the missile to operate in contested domains and all weather conditions, day or night.

As part of BAE Systems’ work with LRASM prime contractor Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems provided the sensor technology that supported a recent successful demonstration of the anti-ship missile. The launch demonstrated LRASM’s ability to address the US Navy's need for a versatile and multi-platform precision munition.

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