Raytheon To Offer New Missile Design To Meet US Army’s LRPF Requirement

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Raytheon To Offer New Missile Design To Meet US Army’s LRPF Requirement
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Raytheon will offer a new missile design to meet the US Army's Long-Range Precision Fires (LRPF) requirement to replace current army tactical missile system weapons.

"Our LRPF design will provide the US Army with double the combat power of its ground launchers by utilizing a new design that fits two missiles in a single launcher pod -- increasing effectiveness at a fraction of the cost of the current weapon," said Thomas Bussing, Raytheon vice president of Advanced Missile Systems Wednesday.

"Advances in propulsion will enable LRPF to fly faster over longer distances -- approximately 500 kilometers -- to defeat fixed land targets. This is the definition of overmatch against future threats," he added.

Raytheon will design LRPF to integrate with the M270 MLRS and M142 HIMARS rocket launchers. The new missile's range and speed will provide US Army combat units to engage targets over vast geographic space in a high-threat environment.

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