Lockheed Martin successfully test-fires Spike NLOS from Apache Helicopter

Lockheed Martin successfully fired eight Spike NLOS all up rounds (AURs) over the course of five days from the U.S. Apache Helicopter (Echo Model V6) at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.

The successful live fire event clears the Spike NLOS Long Range Precision Munitions Directed Requirement (LRPM DR) system for Airworthiness Release (AWR) for the U.S. Apache helicopter, which paves the way for starting to equip the system onto the U.S. Army’s current Apache V6 platforms.

Noteworthy, the demonstration featured eight Spike NLOS AURs firing from an Apache platform at a variety of targets, showcasing the system’s different mission set capabilities across multiple scenarios.

Further, it is to be noted that this demonstration was one of the final steps for the system to receive AWR and allow the Army to begin the fielding Spike NLOS onto its Apache V6 platforms.

In mid-2024, Lockheed Martin will work with the Army to train pilots to use the system on the Apache V6 platforms.

The Army expects the Spike NLOS LRPM DR system to be fully integrated onto all 18 Apache Echo Model V6 platforms by September 2024.

About Lockheed Martin

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin Corporation is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 116,000 people worldwide.

Further, the organization is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

Source: https://news.lockheedmartin.com/successful-live-fire-demo-clears-path-for-spike-nlos-airworthiness-release-onto-us-apache