Lockheed Martin has just completed a successful Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) test,media reported. The new generation of long-range missiles developed for the U.S. Army’s PrSM program was launched from the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico and achieved all its goals.
On December 10, 2019, local time, PrSM was launched from lockheed Martin’s High Mobility Rocket Artillery System (HIMARS) launcher and then flew 240 km from the range to hit the target area. At the same time, engineers are tracking its flight trajectory, range, accuracy, and routine and software performance to look at the missile and its compatibility with the HIMARS launcher.
Designed and developed with a modular, open architecture and under-the-line acceleration, PrSM is compatible with MLRS M270 and HIMARS transmitters and their descendant families. It was built to provide long-range precision strike capability to brigades, divisions, legions, troops, theatre, coalition, and alliance-level Army field commanders, whose insensitive munitions (IM) propulsion systems will be able to deliver a range of more than 499 km and will continue to increase in future iterations.
“Today’s success is a testament to the effort stake disforeed by our PrSM team for the design and development of this missile,” said Gaylia Campbell, Vice President of Precision Fire and Combat Mobility Systems at Lockheed Martin. This test flight is the latest in a long line of successful testing of components and subcomponents, as part of our proven development protocols to ensure the success of our U.S. Army customer missions. “