Lockheed Tests US Army’s New Precision Strike Missile

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Lockheed Tests US Army’s New Precision Strike Missile

Lockheed Martin has announced it has conducted second test of the US Army’s next-generation long-range precision strike missile, PrSM.

“Lockheed Martin successfully tested its next-generation long-range missile designed for the Army's Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) program at White Sands Missile Range, NM. All objectives were achieved in a flawless second performance following the missile's inaugural flight last December,” the company said in a statement Tuesday.

PrSM was fired from High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launcher. It flew a nominal trajectory approximately 180km to the target area, the company said.

Test objectives included confirming the missile's flight trajectory, range and accuracy from launch to warhead event, as well as warhead lethality, HIMARS launcher integration and overall missile performance.

Lockheed Martin claims that the precision-strike surface-to-surface weapon system will deliver enhanced capabilities for attacking, neutralizing, suppressing and destroying targets at depth on the battlefield and give field artillery units a new long-range capability while supporting brigade, division, corps, Army, theater, Joint and Coalition forces.