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First Precision Strike Missiles delivered to US Army

Lockheed Martin has delivered the first Precision Strike Missiles (PrSM) to the US Army providing long-range precision fires capability and achieving a major modernization milestone. Initial deliveries followed a successful production qualification test at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico in November.

Lockheed Martin is employing digital tools like augmented reality, ARISE™ advanced modelling and simulation, data analytics, and software factory to advance the development and improve the producibility, quality, and performance of the Army’s PrSM Early Operational Capability (EOC).

Subsequent deliveries of PrSM will continue as Lockheed Martin ramps up manufacturing efforts and produces additional EOC missiles to fulfil current contracts that support the Army’s modernization priorities.

Designed to replace the MGM-140 Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS), PrSM is the US Army’s next-generation long-range precision strike missile, capable of neutralizing targets beyond 400 kilometres. The new surface-to-surface weapon features an open systems architecture design for maximum flexibility, is modular for future growth, and is compatible with HIMARS and Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS).

“Thanks to the close collaboration between Army and Lockheed Martin teams, we accelerated PrSM’s development program on an aggressive schedule to deliver this next-generation missile faster than ever before,” said Jay Price, vice president of Precision Fires at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. “We’re proud to help the Army achieve this top modernization priority for long-range deterrent capability.”

Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie is the founder and editor of DefenceToday.com. Neil is also the editor of other online publications covering military history, defence and security. He can be found on Twitter: @NeilRitchie86.

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