US Army Selects Lockheed Martin to Develop Maneuverable Long Range Missile

By Frank Savage, The Chicago Times

March 28, 2023

BETHESDA, MD – Lockheed Martin announced Monday that the U.S. Army’s Aviation and Missile Center has selected Lockheed to develop an advanced propulsion Long Range Maneuverable Fires (LRMF) missile. 

“Lockheed Martin is partnering with the U.S. Army to give soldiers a decisive edge on the battlefield by extending their reach.  With half a century of expertise integrating advanced propulsion systems and supporting the Army’s precision fires ecosystem, we are ready to develop a solution that significantly extends PrSM’s range.” said Steven Botwinik, vice president of Advanced Programs Execution and Transition at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control in a press release.

Rendering of an LRMF launch. Image: Lockheed Martin.

According to Lockheed, Phase 1 will center on design and risk-reduction activities, with optional follow-on phases leading to flight test demonstration. It is expected that LRMF will transition to the US Army’s Strategic and Operational Rockets and Missiles (STORM) project office to inform the design of an extended-range Precision Strike Missile Increment 4.