US Army awards contract to Lockheed Martin for Long-Range Precision Fires Flight Test Prototype 52508161

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 US Army awards contract to Lockheed Martin for Long-Range Precision Fires Flight Test Prototype
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract to complete the initial phase for the new missile design Long-Range Precision Fires (LRPF) Flight Test Prototype Demonstration for the U.S. Army.
     
US Army awards contract to Lockheed Martin for Long Range Precision Fires Flight Test Prototype 640 001
The Lockheed Martin Army Tactical Missile System (ATacMS) (Photo US Army)
     
As the industry-leader in both the development and production of high performing long-range Precision Fires missiles, rockets and launchers, Lockheed Martin is committed to continue to deliver cost-effective, reliable, and effective solutions to meet the U.S. Army’s current and evolving operational needs.

The LRPF is being developed as a cluster and insensitive munition-compliant system that replaces and improves upon ATACMS capabilities to provide Joint Force Commanders with a 24/7, all-weather, area target, long-range fires capability without placing aircraft and crews at risk. The mission of the LRPF System will be to attack, neutralize, suppress or destroy targets using missile delivered indirect precision fires. The LRPF will counter the enemy's ability to conduct combat maneuver and air defense operations. Targets include counter-fire, air defense, command and control, and other high payoff targets at all depths of the tactical battlefield.

LRPF requirements include 300km range; specified lethality against the designated target set, a Launch Pod Missile Container (LPMC) that holds a minimum of two missiles; and compatibility with the existing launcher platforms (M270A1 and High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS)).
 

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