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Lockheed Martin Wins $14M USAF Contract For Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles
Lockheed Martin Wins $14M USAF Contract For Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles

The US Air Force has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin to produce four Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASM), the Department of Defense announced Thursday.

“Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a $13,920,004 fixed-price incentive modification (P00012) to previously awarded contract FA8682-17-C-0037 for Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) Lot 1 production,” the statement reads.

The Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) is an autonomous, precision-guided anti-ship stand-off missile.  The missile is developed based on JASSM-ER (Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile-Extended Range).

Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, and is expected to be complete by February 28, 2020.

The missile has all the capabilities that JASSM-ER has: the same lethal 1,000-pound warhead, pinpoint accuracy with an infrared sensor, and both GPS and anti-jam navigation. But the LRASM can detect, identify and attack moving, maritime targets.

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