Lockheed Martin say they have successfully tested their next-generation long-range missile designed for the US Army’s Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) programme at White Sands Missile Range.

“Today’s flight test further demonstrated the reliability, precision and critical capabilities Lockheed Martin is building into the PrSM,” said Gaylia Campbell, vice president of Precision Fires and Combat Maneuver Systems at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.

“The missile performed exactly as expected and successfully engaged the target with pinpoint accuracy.”

PrSM was fired from Lockheed Martin’s High Mobility Artillery Rocket System launcher and flew a nominal trajectory approximately 180 kilometres to the target area, culminating in a “highly accurate and lethal warhead event” (it hit the target and went bang).

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.

“This second consecutive successful flight test of Lockheed Martin’s PrSM validates our missile technology and confidence that Lockheed Martin is uniquely positioned to deliver this important, cost-effective capability to meet our U.S. Army customer’s priorities,” Campbell said.

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I worked on and with MLRS for a long time. ATACMs was the long range hitter then. If these are made available to us, we should buy them. x2 in each launcher, a lot of long range bang for the bucks.

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Agreed. We don’t even need many to make them a threat to an enemy. A buy of 40 of them would give any enemy a lot of additional problems.

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Two missiles per launcher tube?

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With a range up to 499 kilometres approx 310 miles.
Certainly think we should invest in this