Military Embedded Systems

BAE Systems missile seekers chosen by Lockheed Martin to equip next-gen antiship systems


July 26, 2021

Lisa Daigle

Assistant Managing Editor

Military Embedded Systems

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NASHUA, N.H. BAE Systems has won a $117 million contract with Lockheed Martin to produce next-generation missile seekers for the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM).

The BAE Systems seeker technology enables LRASM to detect and engage specific maritime targets in contested environments while depending less on traditional navigation systems. 

The U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy are currently using the LRASM, which uses a multimodal sensor suite, weapons data link, and enhanced digital antijam Global Positioning System to detect and destroy specific targets within a group of numerous ships at sea.

The seekers that BAE Systems for Lots 4 and 5 are, say company officials, are more capable, easier to produce, and much less expensive than previous systems. 

Work under the contract will be performed at BAE Systems facilities in Wayne, New Jersey; Greenlawn, New York; and Nashua, New Hampshire. 

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