Aerojet Rocketdyne to work with Lockheed Martin on Army missile

Aerojet Rocketdyne will develop the advanced propulsion solution for the missile

The long-range maneuverable fires missile will feature an advanced propulsion solution but will fire using existing Army launchers.

Aerojet Rocketdyne will develop an advanced propulsion solution for the long-range maneuverable fires missile that Lockheed Martin is developing for the U.S. Army.

Lockheed Martin was selected to develop an advanced propulsion long-range maneuverable fires missile for the Army in late March.

The LRMF missile is a precision fire missile that will launch from existing Army launchers, like HIMARS, to engage targets at ranges that exceed those of precision strike missiles.

“Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion has powered U.S. Army systems for decades, and we look forward to leveraging that experience and our talented workforce to develop next-generation missiles with significantly extended range,” said Eileen Drake, CEO and president of Aerojet Rocketdyne.

The current phase of the project focuses on design and risk-reduction activities.

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Lockheed Martin’s contract with the Army calls for optional follow-on phases leading to flight test demonstration. 

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