According to a company press release, Lockheed Martin’s Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) received Aviation Week’s Program Excellence Award in the Systems Design and Development category.
Built in Camden and fired from the HIMARS launcher, the Precision Strike Missile is Lockheed Martin’s next-generation long-range precision firing system designed for the US military.
Lockheed Martin’s Camden factory is an award-winning center of excellence that supplies components and performs final assembly for many of our leading Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) and sniper products, such as PAC- 3 and rocket launcher systems like HIMARS.
Lockheed. Martin is simultaneously running Engineering Manufacturing and Development (EMD) testing and Early Operational Capability (EOC) production for PrSM after a record-breaking flight test in 2021.
The EMD phase includes system qualification and manufacturing readiness activities, which will result in a fully qualified system.
In September, the PrSM program was awarded production contracts to support the commissioning of the early operational capability and for the integration of the researcher into an enhanced version of PrSM.
Lockheed Martin continues to successfully validate the design and performance of the base PrSM and is working with the military on engineering design testing, production readiness and fielding requirements to support multi-domain operations and the future needs of the soldier.
Jay Price, Vice President of Precision Fires, said of the award, “We are honored to receive this prestigious accolade and are extremely proud of the PrSM team’s diligence and commitment to delivering this critical capability. to our US Army customer with unprecedented speed. The complete success of the program and the willingness to support critical missions by 2023 contributes to the security of the United States and allied nations. »