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Lockheed Martin Awarded $219 Million US Army Contract to Produce Additional PrSM Units

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Lockheed Martin Awarded $219 Million US Army Contract to Produce Additional PrSM Units

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Lockheed Martin Awarded $219 Million US Army Contract to Produce Additional PrSM Units
Lockheed Martin Awarded $219 Million US Army Contract to Produce Additional PrSM Units

The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a $219 million contract to produce more Early Operational Capability (EOC) Precision Strike Missiles (PrSM). The award is the fourth production contract to date for the long-range surface-to-surface missile, which will allow for a significant increase in production capacity to meet Army demand. Lockheed Martin delivered the first missiles in December 2023 following a successful November production qualificationtest at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. Initial deliveries achieved a major modernization milestone for the U.S. Army, securing needed long-range precision fires capability.

“We’re proud to deliver this long-range deterrent capability to our Army customer and continue work to advance the program and production on an aggressive schedule,” said Jay Price, vice president of Precision Fires at Lockheed Martin.

Lockheed Martin began delivering long-range Precision Strike Missiles to the U.S. Army last year following numerous flight test successes.
Lockheed Martin began delivering long-range Precision Strike Missiles to the U.S. Army last year following numerous flight test successes. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

PrSM production will continue as Lockheed Martin ramps manufacturing efforts to fulfill current EOC contracts. Additional testing is also planned this year to include an Army-led user test. PrSM is the U.S. Army’s next generation long-range precision strike missile capable of neutralizing targets beyond 400 kilometers. The new surface-to-surface weapon features open systems architecture design for maximum flexibility, is modular for future growth and is HIMARS and Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) compatible. Lockheed Martin uses digital tools such as augmented reality, ARISE advanced modeling and simulation, data analytics, and software factory to advance development and improve producibility, quality and performance.

The Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) is a short-range ballistic missile developed by the United States Army to replace the MGM-140 ATACMS. PrSM is next-generation, long-range precision-strike missile designed for the U.S. Army. This new surface-to-surface weapon system will deliver enhanced capabilities to attack, neutralize, suppress and destroy targets using missile-delivered indirect fires out to 499+ kilometers. PrSM provides the Joint Force Commander with increased range, lethality, survivability and missile load out. PrSM solution has an open systems architecture designed for maximum affordability and flexibility. These enhanced capabilities are critical to the successful execution of fires in support of combined Joint All-Domain Operations.

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