BAE Systems Successfully Launches 155-MM Long Range Land Attack Projectiles
12:00 AM, October 22, 2012
BAE Systems announced it has completed the series of gun fire tests of the 155-mm Long Range Land Attack Projectiles (LRLAP). The test was a carried out to check the performance of the LRLAP tactical rocket motors at ambient, cold and hot temperatures and to test the live fire performance of the tactical warhead.
Steven Schultz, acting vice president and general manager of Vehicle Systems at BAE Systems, said, “We are pleased by the success of these guided flight gun tests. This is a critical step forward for the U.S. Navy’s 155-mm LRLAP program. BAE Systems continues to progress on track for our qualification to support deployment of the Advanced Gun System on board the DDG 1000”. The LRLAP has been designed to an affordable alternative to currently used missiles and is effective against a variety of targets in multiple mission areas and was designed to provide expeditionary forces with an affordable, ship-launched alternative to currently used missiles.
The US Navy has decided to suspend production of guided precision projectiles for the guns mounted on its newest Zumwalt-class warships, citing major cost overruns.
Lockheed Martin-built Long Range Land-Attack Projectile (LRLAP), a guided precision munition...