BAE Systems’ Long Range Land Attack Projectile Program Aces Qualification Tests

  BAE Systems’ Long Range Land Attack Projectile Program Aces Qualification
  Tests

Business Wire

ARLINGTON, Va. -- September 30, 2013

BAE Systems, with support from its subcontractor Lockheed Martin Corporation,
successfully completed qualification testing for the 155-mm Long Range Land
Attack Projectile (LRLAP).

BAE Systems' Long Range Land Attack Projectile aced qualification testing.
(Photo: BAE Systems)

BAE Systems' Long Range Land Attack Projectile aced qualification testing.
(Photo: BAE Systems)

During the recent tests, nine LRLAPs were successfully fired at White Sands
Missile Range, New Mexico. These tests were designed to demonstrate accuracy,
reliability, lethality, and time of arrival control. In addition, six of the
nine rounds were subjected to an environmental qualification, which included
temperature variation and vibration tests that proved the LRLAP’s reliability
after exposure to different transportation situations and storage
environments. Test requirements were met or exceeded, and all objectives were
successfully demonstrated.

“I am incredibly proud of the success our team has had on this crucial
development program,” said Chris Hughes, vice president and general manager of
Weapon Systems at BAE Systems. “We have made significant progress in
qualifying the LRLAP in support of the deployment of the Advanced Gun System
aboard the DDG 1000. The LRLAP will provide the Navy with an affordable,
ship-launched alternative to currently used missiles.”

BAE Systems’ 155-mm LRLAP is effective against a variety of targets in
multiple mission areas. The LRLAP is guided by a GPS and Inertial Measurement
Unit, allowing for high levels of accuracy at ranges up to, and in excess of,
63 nautical miles. This capability reduces costs by requiring fewer rounds to
achieve desired effects on targets and is effective where collateral damage is
an issue.

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Contact:

BAE Systems
Sarah Lundgren,
Tel: +1.703.907.8217
Mobile: +1.586.219.4348
sarah.lundgren@baesystems.com
www.baesystems.com/US
 
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