Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (LMMFC) has been awarded a contract worth $321.85 million for research and development activities in support of the long range anti-ship missile (LRASM) integration and test phase.

The LRASM integration and test phase completes all detailed design of leftover hardware and software, building and testing missile test articles, preparing for production and/or deployment, and systemically retiring any open risks.

The integration and test phase also completes full system integration; incorporates an affordable and executable LRASM manufacturing process into the existing joint air-to-surface stand-off missile (JASSM) – extended range production process; examines and defines the logistics footprint; designs for producibility and ensures affordability; protects critical programme information by implementing appropriate techniques such as anti-tamper and cybersecurity; and demonstrates system integration, interoperability, safety and utility.

This latest cost-plus-incentive-fee contract was awarded by the US Naval Air Systems Command in May 2016. Work under the contract will be carried out in Orlando and Ocala, Florida; and Troy, Alabama. It is expected to be completed in August 2019.