Not so long ago, the north-western coast of Florida, the company Lockheed Martin successfully conducted the first flight test of the anti-ship missile guidance systems long-range LRASM (Long Range Anti-Ship Missile), set on a modified aircraft Sabreliner.
The purpose of the test flight was the discovery, arrangement and acquisition of targets. Conducted at different speeds and altitude flight tests showed successful operation of sensors.
«Probably a big step towards the integration of subsystems and LRASM following flight tests,» said Mike Fleming (Mike Fleming), control applets LRASM. «Control and test subsystems is on schedule and complete the flight test will be conducted lennye first in 2013. Our experience in developing similar missile technologies, such as the JASSM-ER, specifically used in the development LRASM ».
Guidance set consists of a set of radio frequency sensors to detect ships, data transmission systems and opto-electronic camera for target identification and precise aiming at the final leg of the flight. The missile also uses GPS digital system with high protection from interference for the detection and elimination of certain goals in the group of numerous ships.
LRASM specialized for the Air Force and the U.S. Navy. Subsonic cruise LRASM contains detectors and systems for services and low-altitude flight secretive.
Stealth missile under development in collaboration with DARPA and the Office of Naval research. Lockheed Martin plans to offer a version of the ship and air-based to attack naval targets at great distances.