The Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) sensor technology was developed in 2010 by Electronic Systems’ research and development group and marks BAE Systems’ first launch of a small-form factor electronic warfare solution. We continually advance the technology to provide the U.S. Navy with a critical capability and enable mission completion for advanced anti-ship missiles.
Traditionally, surface-launched, anti-ship missiles face a challenge penetrating sophisticated enemy air defense systems from long ranges. Consequently, warfighters can require multiple missile launches and overhead targeting assets to engage enemy warships from beyond the reach of counter-fire systems.
LRASM is a precision-guided anti-ship missile designed to give the U.S. Navy the ability to strike high-value targets from long ranges while avoiding counter fire. The system uses semi-autonomous guidance and target cueing data to precisely locate and attack targets, reducing reliance on ISR platforms, networking links, and GPS navigation, which could be compromised by enemy electronic weapons.
With its superior range, survivability, and lethality, LRASM will become an important part of the warfighter’s arsenal. BAE Systems provides the electronic support measures for Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Navy. The first fielding is scheduled for 2018.