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Lockheed Martin prepares for Precision Strike Missile take off

9th July 2018 - 17:00 GMT | by Ashley Roque in Washington DC

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Lockheed Martin is revving up to begin flight testing its solution for the US Army's new Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) weapon. 

Under 36-month risk reduction contracts, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon are out to replace the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS). 

Their challenge? Extend the missile range from 60km out to 499km and equip a high-mobility artillery rocket system (HIMARS) with two weapons and the M270 family of launchers with four.

Not to be confused with the army's top modernisation priority, the service changed the name of its Long Range Precision Fires (LRPF) programme to PrSM.

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