BAE Systems performed a successful test of the firm’s 5-inch Long Range Land Attack Projectile at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah.
According to the firm, “employing a tactically configured airframe propelled by a rocket motor, the rocket ballistic test met all predicted performance parameters during its flight. Coupled with previous component and subsystem testing, this successful test sets the stage for planned guided flight demonstrations of the 5-inch LRLAP.”
The weapon gives surface ships the ability to hit land targets from more than 50 nautical miles out.
“Our team continues to progress toward demonstrating the full capability of a highly effective and low-cost 5-inch Long Range Land Attack Projectile, ” said Gary Slack, president of BAE Systems U.S. Combat Systems. “We stand ready to support the U.S. Navy by providing technology to meet the future needs of the fleet within three years.”