BAE Systems will produce an improved seeker head for the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) as part of the contract worth $60 million.
BAE Systems signed a contract for the production of advanced seeker head for the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) worth $60 million. The seeker comprises long-range sensors and targeting technology that enable the stealthy missile to find and engage protected maritime targets under challenging electromagnetic environments.
“Our warfighters need resilient, long-range precision strike capabilities to compete with modern adversaries,” said Bruce Konigsberg, Radio Frequency Sensors product area director at BAE Systems. “We’re proud to partner with Lockheed Martin in delivering this distinct competitive advantage to U.S. warfighters.”
LRASM combines extended range with increased survivability and lethality to provide long-range precision capabilities. LRASM is designed to detect and destroy specific targets within groups of ships through using advanced technologies that reduce dependence on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms, network links, and GPS navigation in challenging environments.
The LRASM seeker contract maintains the program’s transition from Accelerated Acquisition to Low Rate Production. BAE Systems has delivered more than 50 systems that have demonstrated excellent performance in multiple test events to date. The company is also working to make the seeker system smaller, more efficient. BAE Systems’ LRASM seeker technology derives from the company’s experience in designing and manufacturing electronic warfare technology as well as small form factor design, signal processing, target detection, and identification.