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AUSA 2018: Raytheon advances its DeepStrike missile development

11 October 2018

Raytheon has integrated its latest DeepStrike missile container with the US Army’s M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) and M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS). The long-range DeepStrike missile was designed and developed to meet the US Army’s Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) requirement.

The integration of the DeepStrike missile pod, containing two missiles side-by-side, was carried out at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in July this year. Jane’s understands that the integration was successfully carried out with a M270A1 MLRS in US Army service and a M142 HIMARS in United States Marine Corps (USMC) service.

Raytheon Advanced Missile Systems vice-president Dr Thomas Bussing explained that the latest advancement in the development of the DeepStrike missile is in response “to the US Army’s desire to accelerate its PrSM programme”.

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