Lockheed Martin’s Precision Strike Missile Completes Shortest Range Flight Test

Lockheed Martin successfully completed a production qualification flight test of Precision Strike Missile with the U.S. Army in a demonstration at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

One Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) was fired from a HIMARS launcher to hit a target set.

Notably, the test is the shortest distance flown to date demonstrating the system’s continued accuracy from launch to impact.

While not PrSM’s primary mission range, the short-range flight represents the most stressful, dynamic environment for the missile as it maneuvers at hypersonic speeds to align to the target.

This test verifies structural integrity of the missile and trajectory control.

To be noted that the test follows a third production contract to produce additional EOC missiles awarded in September 2023.

About Precision Strike Missile

Precision Strike Missile is the U.S. Army’s next generation long-range precision strike missile capable of neutralizing targets out to more than 400 kilometers.

The new surface-to-surface weapon features an open systems architecture design for maximum affordability and flexibility, is modular for future growth and is HIMARS and M270 compatible.

About Lockheed Martin

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin Corporation is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 116,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

Source: https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/news/news-releases/2023/lockheed-martins-precision-strike-missile-completes-shortest-range-flight-test.html