LM, BAE say LRLAP program on track

MINNEAPOLIS, May 5 (UPI) -- BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin announced the U.S. Navy's Long-Range Land Attack Projectiles program is on track for guided flight tests.

The BAE-Lockheed Martin team recently conducted a successful test firing of two LRLAPs with full-scale rocket motors.


According to a news release, BAE and Lockheed Martin say the successful tests of the LRLAP projectiles, designed to support land-attack warfare for the Navy's Zumwalt-class destroyers, DDG 1000, ensure the LRLAP program is "on track for guided flight tests in June."

"Without extended-range precision-guided munitions, the Navy is limited in its ability to provide critical, long-range fire support from ship to maneuver forces," Jim Schoppenhorst, BAE Systems vice president and general manager for U.S. combat systems, said in a statement.

"This test shows that 155mm LRLAP is on schedule to provide DDG 1000 … extremely capable precision-guided munitions."

The LRLAPs were tested at the Dugway Proving Ground in Utah.

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