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Lockheed Martin and U.S. Army Test New Precision Strike Missile: A Pivotal Step in Defense Modernization
20:48, 19.11.2023 |
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The U.S. Army, in collaboration with American aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, has successfully completed a critical test of the new Precision Strike Missile (PrSM). This next-generation surface-to-surface long-range precision missile is set to replace the aging Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS), significantly enhancing the U.S. military’s operational-tactical missile capabilities.

The PrSM: A Leap in Missile Technology
The PrSM represents a significant leap in missile technology, boasting enhanced range, precision, and lethality—critical attributes in today’s complex military operations. Launched from a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launcher, the missile demonstrated exceptional trajectory control even under high-stress conditions, underscoring its reliability and effectiveness.

Broader Implications for U.S. Defense
This successful test is a pivotal step towards the development and eventual deployment of the PrSM, reflecting the U.S. Army and Lockheed Martin’s commitment to enhancing defense capabilities. It forms part of a broader effort by the U.S. to maintain a technological edge in missile technology, ensuring that its armed forces are equipped to safeguard national security.

The Future of U.S. Defense Technology
Lockheed Martin’s advanced missile technology doesn’t stop at the PrSM. The company’s Patriot Advanced Capability 3 (PAC-3) recently integrated with the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS) radar, defending against an Air Breathing Threat (ABT) – a significant step towards a modernized Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) solution for the U.S. Army. The successful integration highlights Lockheed Martin’s commitment to advancing modern air and missile defense capabilities for 21st Century Security.

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