US Army taps Lockheed Martin to develop future long-range manoeuvrable missile
Phase 1 of the work will focus on design and risk reduction with optional follow-on phases leading to a flight test demonstration.
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control's advanced programmes execution and transition VP Steven Botwinik said: 'Lockheed Martin is partnering with the US Army to give soldiers a decisive edge on the battlefield by extending their reach.
'With half a century of expertise integrating advanced propulsion systems and supporting the army's precision fires ecosystem, we are ready to develop a solution that significantly extends PrSM's range.'
After flight tests, the LRMF work will transition into the US Army's Strategic and Operational Rockets and Missiles (STORM) project offer to inform the design of an extended-range PrSM weapon.
Lockheed said its solution would employ 'unique design elements and key technologies to address size and endurance challenges' posed by increasing the weapon's range but maintaining launcher constraints.
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