US Army Buys 54 Precision Strike Missiles From Lockheed Martin

The US Army has ordered 54 long-range Precision Strike Missiles (PrSM) from Lockheed Martin for nearly $77.5 million.

The modified contract follows a December 2021 engineering and manufacturing development and early operational capability contract worth $23.9 million, which marked the last stage of the missile’s development process before full-scale production.

Lockheed Martin is expected to complete the delivery by September 2025, the US Department of Defense said.

Precision Strike Missiles

Lockheed’s next-generation PrSM is equipped with enhanced capabilities “to attack, neutralize, suppress and destroy targets using missile-delivered indirect fires out to 499+ kilometers [310 miles].”

“PrSM provides the Joint Force Commander with increased range, lethality, survivability and missile loadout. These enhanced capabilities are critical to the successful execution of Fires in support of Multi-Domain Operations,” Lockheed said.

In October 2021, the company completed its fifth consecutive and longest flight test for the missiles.

“The Precision Strike Missile continues to validate range and performance requirements,” Lockheed Vice President Paula Hartley said at the time

“Achieving this long-range milestone for the baseline missile demonstrates PrSM’s capability to meet our customer’s modernization priorities on a rapid timeline.”

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