VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, Calif – The U.S. Army’s Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) broke its distance record on 13 Oct. in a flight test at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Lockheed Martin officials say. Defense News reports. Continue reading original article
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26 Oct. 2021 -- Lockheed Martin is the PrSM developer. The company and the Army have conducted five consecutive flight tests that met expectations.
The company did not disclose the distance record the PrSM traveled in its flight test, but the goal of the test was to see exactly how far the missile can travel beyond its previous set requirement of 310.1 miles.
The Army officials approved the PrSM program to move into engineering and manufacturing development on Sept. 30 and awarded Lockheed Martin a $62 million contract for an early operational capability production. The contract drives the Army toward an initial fielding of the weapon in fiscal 2023.
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