BAE Systems begins production of long-range anti-ship missile sensor to fill $40M Lockheed Martin order

BAE Systems in Arlington, Va., has started production of its sensor technology for the Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) following receipt of a $40 million order from prime contractor Lockheed Martin in Bethesda, Md.

BAE Systems in Arlington, Va., has started production of its sensor technology for the Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) following receipt of a $40 million order from prime contractor Lockheed Martin in Bethesda, Md. The anti-ship missile's sensor enables the missile both to seek and to attack specific high-threat maritime targets within groups of ships, including those protected by sophisticated anti-aircraft systems. The missile's range, survivability, and lethality are designed to help warfighters more effectively conduct missions in denied environments from beyond the reach of return fire. LRASM is a next-generation, precision-guided stealth missile capable of semi-autonomously detecting and identifying targeted enemy ships. The precision routing and guidance technology of the sensor - which does not rely exclusively on intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems, networking links, or GPS navigation - enables the missile to operate in contested domains and all-weather conditions, day or night.

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