DALLAS, April 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed
Martin (NYSE: LMT) successfully tested its next-generation
long-range missile designed for the Army's Precision Strike Missile
(PrSM) program at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. All objectives were achieved in
the third and final flight demonstration as part of the Technology
Maturation and Risk Reduction phase of the program. Today's
flawless performance follows a highly accurate inaugural flight
last December and equally successful March
10 test event.
PrSM was fired from Lockheed Martin's High Mobility
Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS™) launcher and flew
approximately 85 kilometers to the target area, culminating in a
highly accurate and lethal warhead event.
"Today's PrSM test, a highly stressful short-range shot,
represents the third successful flight test proving the
effectiveness, survivability and reliability of the tactical
baseline missile," said Gaylia
Campbell, vice president of Precision Fires and Combat
Maneuver Systems at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.
Test objectives included confirming flight
trajectory, range and accuracy from launch to warhead event,
as well as warhead lethality, HIMARS launcher integration and
overall missile performance.
Last month, the success of PrSM's test flights, program
execution and overall performance resulted in Lockheed Martin
earning the privilege to move to the next phase and continue
maturation of the next-generation long-range precision fires
solution for the U.S. Army.
"We've validated the design and performance of our baseline
tactical missile and are already working with our Army partner on
Engineering Design Testing, production readiness and fielding
requirements to support the future needs of the Soldier," Campbell
The next-generation precision-strike, surface-to-surface weapon
system will deliver enhanced capabilities for attacking,
neutralizing, suppressing and destroying targets at depth on the
battlefield and gives field artillery units a new long-range
capability while supporting brigade, division, corps, Army,
theater, Joint and Coalition forces.
For more than 40 years, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire
Control has been the leading designer and manufacturer of
long-range, surface-to-surface precision strike solutions providing
highly reliable, combat-proven systems like MLRS, HIMARS, ATACMS
and Guided MLRS to domestic and international customers.
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About Lockheed Martin
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global security and aerospace company that employs approximately
110,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the
research, design, development, manufacture, integration and
sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and
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