Air-Launched Weapons

USAF boosts LRASM stocks

27 November 2018

The US Air Force (USAF) Life Cycle Management Center has awarded Lockheed Martin a USD172.1 million contract for Lot 2 production AGM-158C Long-Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASMs).

The contract, which was announced by the US Department of Defense on 15 November, provides for the production of 50 Lot 2 LRASMs, with work to be completed by 31 December 2021. 

The contract marks the third USAF order for the air-launched LRASM variant. In July 2017, Lockheed Martin was awarded an USD86.5 million contract to manufacture the first 23 AGM-158C missiles in Lot 1 production. In April 2018 the company received a USD13.9 million modification to that contract to supply an additional four Lot 1 production LRASM munitions.

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