DARPA Tests Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile

first_img View post tag: DARPA View post tag: americas View post tag: Tests February 10, 2015 Share this article View post tag: Navy DARPA Tests Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile View post tag: Anti-ship The Navy, Air Force and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) completed a successful test of the Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) Feb. 4, marking a significant step in maturing key technologies for the future operational weapon system.The joint-service team, known as the LRASM Deployment Office (LDO), conducted the test to evaluate LRASM’s low-altitude performance and obstacle avoidance as part of the program’s accelerated development effort.During the flight from the Sea Test Range in Point Mugu, California, the B-1 Bomber released the LRASM, which navigated a series of pre-planned waypoints to verify aerodynamic performance. In the final portion of the flight the missile detected, tracked and avoided an object that was deliberately placed in the flight pattern to demonstrate its obstacle avoidance algorithms.The LDO and industry partner Lockheed Martin are developing LRASM as an air-launched offensive anti-surface warfare weapon to counter the growing maritime threats in an Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) environment. When operational, LRASM will play a significant role in ensuring military access to operate in open ocean/blue waters and the littorals due to its enhanced ability to discriminate and conduct tactical engagements from extended ranges.[mappress mapid=”15089″]Image: US Air Force Back to overview,Home naval-today DARPA Tests Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Missile Authorities View post tag: Long-Rangelast_img

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