Long Range Land Attack Projectile


Long Range Land Attack Projectile

The Long Range Land Attack Projectile (LRLAP) is a developmental program to produce a precision guided 155 mm naval artillery shell for the U.S. Navy. The system is under development by Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, the prime contractor being BAE Systems.

pecifications

* Caliber: 155 mm.
* Weight:
** Total: 225 lb (102 kg).
** Bursting charge: 24 lb (11 kg).
* Length (propellant and projectile): 88 in (223 cm).
* Guidance: GPS/INS.
* Accuracy: Circular error probable of 50 m or less.
* Range: convert|100|nmi|km|-1 max.
* Warhead: Unitary high-explosive. [http://www.baesystems.com/ProductsServices/l_and_a_sea_lrap.html Long Range Land Attack Projectile (LRLAP) - BAE Systems] ]

Program status

* June 2005 - Successful guided flight test of the LRLAP sets gun-launched guided projectile range record of convert|59|nmi|km|0 of. [ [http://www.spacewar.com/news/miltech-05l.html DD(X) Team Flies Long-Range Land-Attack Projectile to Record Range - Space War] ]

References

ee also

* Advanced Gun System
* Zumwalt class destroyer
* Extended Range Guided Munition
* Ballistic Trajectory Extended Range Munition

External links

* [http://www.lockheedmartin.com/products/LongRangeLandAttackProjectile/index.html Advanced Gun System/Long-Range Land Attack Projectile - Lockheed Martin]
* [http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/munitions/lrlap.htm Long Range Land Attack Projectile - Global Security]
* [http://www.ddxnationalteam.com/gallery/LRLAP LRLAP Gallery- DD(X) National Team]


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