Lockheed Martin has won a $175 million contract to update United States (US) Navy’s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) components and systems required to achieve objective requirements in the Offensive Anti-Surface Warfare Increment 1 Capability Description Document.
The contract includes engineering, testing, product support and ancillary support to update the current missiles, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Wednesday.
The LRASM is designed to detect and destroy specific targets within groups of ships by employing advanced technologies that reduce dependence on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms, network links and GPS navigation in electronic warfare environments. It is a precision-guided, anti-ship standoff missile based on the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile - Extended Range (JASSM-ER).
Work is expected to be completed in November 2022.