Sypris to Test, Deliver Missile Electronics for US DoD

Sypris Electronics has received a contract to deliver and test electronic interface control assemblies for the US Department of Defense.

The capabilities include input and output variables to communicate and control machinery or a system.

The agreement supports the long-range standoff (LRSO) missile weapons system developed under the country’s Nuclear Weapons Delivery Systems modernization program.

Work is scheduled to begin this year.

“This recent award for Sypris further demonstrates customer confidence in our ability to manufacture and test high-reliability aircraft electronic assemblies that play a critical role in our national security,” Sypris Electronics General Manager and Vice President Mark Kane stated.

“We are honored to have this opportunity to participate in this program and to build a strategic partnership with this important new customer.”

LRSO Cruise Missile

The LRSO is a low-flying stealth projectile that can penetrate air defenses regardless of the aerial vehicle launching them.

It is employed under the US long-range nuclear triad alongside silo-based and submarine-based ballistic missiles.

The LRSO will eventually replace the 40-year-old AGM-86B air-launched missile.

Supporting B-52H Bomber Fleet

The weapon will be integrated into the B-52H Stratofortress subsonic strategic bomber aircraft.

B-52H Stratofortress
A B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, arrives May 4, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Image: Staff Sgt. Greg Erwin/ US Air Force

The bomber carries large payloads and is interoperable with conventional and nuclear precision weapons for close air support or strategic attack.

According to Sypris, the aircraft is a “critical contributor” to US defense and continues to be updated under modernization programs.

The revamped B-52s will be commissioned until 2050.

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