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The US Army is looking for a long-range precision munition (LRPM) system for rotary and unmanned aircraft systems capable of engaging targets in adverse conditions.
A Federal Business Opportunities notice states the service is looking for information on LRPM weapons systems “ready for qualification, production, and suitable for integration” on the aircraft systems, which will also be used to inform Air-Launched Effects “lethal requirements.”
Air-Launched Effects, part of the Army’s Future Vertical Lift modernization priority, will make aerial relays capable of being launched from aerial platforms, as insidedefense.com reports.
The munition would be launched from current platforms or platforms still in development, such as the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft.
The LRPM weapon system requirements include integrated air defense systems, survivability against air defense and counter precision guided munition systems, range greater than 30 kilometers and adaptability to various network types. Time of flight at 30 km should be less than or equal to 100 secs
Additionally, the system “should be able to engage stationary and moving targets in day and night conditions in adverse weather and GPS-denied environments with low collateral damage.”