Air-Launched Weapons

LM awarded nearly USD1 bn for Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon

03 December 2019

Lockheed Martin has been awarded nearly USD1 billion for the critical design review, test, and production readiness support of the AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) air-to-surface hypersonic weapon.

Announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 2 December, the award for Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control is valued at USD988.93 million and definitises the contract terms, specifications, and price of the project. USD23 million has been obligated to date. Work will be performed at Orlando, Florida, and is expected to be completed by 31 December 2022.

The announcement of the definitised contract comes some nine months after the AGM-183A completed its preliminary design review in March, and six months after it made its first captive-carry flight test on a B-52 Stratofortress strategic bomber flying out of Edwards Air Force Base, California, in June.

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