Army wants new missiles to enable light combat vehicles to attack enemy armor, soldiers, and buildings

Nov. 8, 2023
The M-LRPSM missile should be capable of firing from the Army Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) or the Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV).

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – U.S. Army surface-to-surface missile experts are reaching out to industry to find companies able to design and build long-range missiles to enable small armored combat vehicles to attack enemy fighting vehicles, troop formations, field fortifications, and city buildings.

Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., issued an urgent request for information (W31P4Q-24-R-0014) last week for the Mobile-Long Range Precision Strike Missile (M-LRPSM) project.

This urgent request is for a light missile with immediate capability to bridge a gap in operational requirements, as well as for an interface kit to fire the missile from Army light combat vehicles.

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The M-LRPSM should be capable of firing from the Army Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) or the Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV) fielded in the Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT).

The missile for light combat vehicles should be able to attack and destroy enemy armored vehicles troops, field fortifications, and urban structures, and have a range of at least 16 miles.

The missile should be able to adjust its flight, retarget, and abort, and employ four missiles simultaneously from one launcher to attack enemy armor, soldiers, fortifications, and buildings.

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The M-LRPSM also should be survivable and resilient in denied, degraded, intermittent, and limited-bandwidth (DDIL) environments, and be able to operate and protect itself against cyber attacks, electronic warfare (EW), and against attempts to jam or spoof the vehicle's position, navigation, and timing (PNT) capabilities.

Companies interested should email 20-page responses no later than 17 Nov. 2023 to the Army's [email protected].

Responses should outline capabilities and explain proposed solutions. More information is online at

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