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Lockheed Martin received a major contract for the production of new aircraft anti-ship missiles AGM-158C

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Lockheed Martin received a major contract for the production of new aircraft anti-ship missiles AGM-158C

The US Air Force and Navy are increasing the number of air-launched anti-ship missiles. According to Naval News, Lockheed Martin has received a new contract for the production of long-range anti-ship missiles AGM-158C (LRASM, Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles).


The corporation's new contract, worth $ 414 million, is the largest in the history of the LRASM program. As part of the signed agreement, Lockheed Martin will produce air-launched anti-ship missiles for F / A-18E / F carrier-based fighters and B-1B Lancer strategic bombers. The number of ordered missiles is not given.

The first batch of 158 AGM-23C smart missiles was ordered by the US Air Force in 2017.

The AGM-158C LRASM (Long Range Anti-Ship Missile) missile was developed and manufactured by Lockheed Martin for the US Department of Defense. Work on the creation of LRASM cruise missiles began in 2009, in 2014 the missile entered service with some US Navy ships, and aviation the variant was accepted into service only in 2019.

The LRASM missile carries a 450 kg warhead and can cover a distance of up to 930 km. The AGM-158C is equipped with a Williams International F107-WR-105 turbofan engine, which provides it with a maneuverable flight at subsonic speed (a supersonic version of the rocket was also developed, but this project was rejected by the US Department of Defense).

The new missiles have a special shape and coating that reduces radar signature, and are equipped with sensors that allow them to independently detect and identify targets in a given square, as well as "communicate" with other missiles, distributing targets among themselves.
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  1. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 25 February 2021 11: 40
    +2
    They plan to use it against our Black Sea Fleet.
    Two B-1B bombers from the 28th Bomber Wing from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, conducted a strategic long-range bombing mission in the Black Sea region on May 29, 2020.

    During the mission, two B-1s underwent training on the Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) long-range anti-ship missile. Designed to engage enemy ships, the LRASM gives the B-1 enhanced ship-to-ship capabilities.

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/4046538.html
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 25 February 2021 13: 41
      +2
      Against China in the first place.
  2. lucul
    lucul 25 February 2021 11: 41
    -26%
    Lockheed Martin received a new contract for the production of long-range anti-ship missiles AGM-158C

    This is good - a large rocket is easier to knock off.
    1. Ryusey
      Ryusey 25 February 2021 11: 45
      +18
      It would be much better if you knew how to think, but what is not given is not given, unfortunately.
      1. lucul
        lucul 25 February 2021 12: 12
        -15%
        It would be much better if you knew how to think, but what is not given is not given, unfortunately.

        Ahahaahah))))
        A long-range missile and a SUB-SOUND is an ideal target.)))
        1. ironic
          ironic 25 February 2021 14: 06
          +4
          Much more complex than any supersonic one, which glows on radars from the moment of launch and throughout the entire triple.
          1. Dread
            Dread 25 February 2021 16: 35
            -1
            Quote: ironic
            Much more difficult than any supersonic, which shines on the radars from the moment of launch and throughout the entire trojectory.

            Not true! A tutorial on radar in your hands - you can find the section yourself ...
            Speed, in these speed ranges, will not affect the detection range - on radar... Influences Image intensifier (effective reflective surface) targets, and of course the very parameters of the radar detection!
            1. ironic
              ironic 25 February 2021 22: 00
              -2
              It is precisely what will happen. Because the image intensifier tube for a supersonic target will be noticeably higher. The speed itself does not affect, but its consequences, including heating of the skin and shock waves around the aircraft and a powerful propulsion jet, will also affect the ability to obtain a threshold signal corresponding to the signature of such a target. And the textbook of radio lacquer is out of your hands, which is lying that this is not so, because besides you, no one needs such a textbook.
        2. SovAr238A
          SovAr238A 25 February 2021 21: 21
          +1
          Quote: lucul
          It would be much better if you knew how to think, but what is not given is not given, unfortunately.

          Ahahaahah))))
          A long-range missile and a SUB-SOUND is an ideal target.)))


          What do we have supersonic airborne?
          About fantastic Zircons - do not tryndite - they are not and will not be in service with aviation for another 15 years ...
          Fantastic Daggers - do not have a GOS, except for the INS. And do not repeat other people's nonsense.
          Indian Bramos is not airborne and will not be for the next 10 years.

          So what is there in return?
  3. Thrifty
    Thrifty 25 February 2021 11: 45
    +2
    A flat nozzle, for heat dissipation, a body using a low-signature technology, but the minus is the subsonic flight speed. It won't be difficult to shoot it down, it's harder to find it.
    1. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 25 February 2021 12: 02
      0
      It won't be difficult to shoot it down, it's harder to find it.

      Oh?
      How does the missile attack the target in the final phase?
      A rocket that suddenly jumped out from behind the hills, attacking against the background of the underlying surface, will be a very difficult target for the ship's anti-aircraft gunners

      .https: //topwar.ru/131602-o-revolyucii-v-voenno-morskom-iskusstve-ssha-pkr-lrasm.html
    2. Ratmir_Ryazan
      Ratmir_Ryazan 25 February 2021 13: 02
      +13
      So the rocket will not be one of them, there will be a whole flock, the tactics of using them will be designed to overload the enemy's air defense (that is, the air defense of our ships).

      The same as with the Tomahawks. It's also like a subsonic one and it's easy to shoot down, but when there are a lot of them, some of them always slip through the air defense and hit targets. On this and the calculation, and not on the fact that the rocket is invulnerable.

      B / c air defense of ships is limited, as the number of simultaneously attacked targets is limited, and the United States will create a bunch of such missiles and send them from a safe distance to our ships, in waves and with each attack, cause more and more damage, in fact, without losing their aircraft or ships.

      So, the threat from these missiles is very, very serious.
    3. ironic
      ironic 25 February 2021 14: 08
      +2
      It is difficult when time is left for the maximum short volley from the AK.
    4. SovAr238A
      SovAr238A 25 February 2021 21: 23
      0
      Quote: Thrifty
      A flat nozzle, for heat dissipation, a body using a low-signature technology, but the minus is the subsonic flight speed. It won't be difficult to shoot it down, it's harder to find it.


      Yes Yes...
      It is not difficult for a blind man to beat off a ball flying at him.
      You just need to grow your eyes ...
      What medicine will not be able to do for another 150 years ...
  4. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 25 February 2021 11: 50
    +1
    Are they going to win the war with us with conventional weapons? But the thing is very unpleasant. what
    1. SovAr238A
      SovAr238A 25 February 2021 21: 25
      0
      Quote: tralflot1832
      Are they going to win the war with us with conventional weapons? But the thing is very unpleasant. what


      And they can do a lot. if they want ...
      just a local conflict in the beginning in Syria. then at the Crimea.
      Local.

      Not to destroy state power and state infrastructure.
      Just units of the fleet, units of coastal defense infrastructure and other "units".

      That will prevent the use of the doctrine of the use of nuclear weapons.
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 25 February 2021 22: 50
        +1
        And we will understand which missile is flying, ordinary or with nuclear warheads. That is the question. In our side, in a military confrontation, to be afraid to sneeze. We slightly changed our defense doctrine.
  5. Cowbra
    Cowbra 25 February 2021 11: 51
    -19%
    We must somehow compensate. that the F-35 is being covered))) By the way, when will they be renamed Loch Kid? Just an example for:
    and strategic bombers B-1B Lancer

    This is who all the resource in the board have worked out?
    1. ironic
      ironic 25 February 2021 14: 14
      +2
      The B-52 will do it for now, if anything. The integration of this missile with the B-52 was funded back in the 19th. And then the B-21 will catch up.
    2. SovAr238A
      SovAr238A 25 February 2021 21: 26
      -1
      Quote: Cowbra
      We must somehow compensate. that the F-35 is being covered))) By the way, when will they be renamed Loch Kid? Just an example for:
      and strategic bombers B-1B Lancer

      This is who all the resource in the board have worked out?


      Is that all?
      1. Cowbra
        Cowbra 25 February 2021 22: 13
        0
        If I’m not mistaken, everyone should bang them in the cemetery by the age of 25. Those. the rate of disposal is planned to be direct reactive. What exactly does it mean that they are all buried in firewood?
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  7. Phoenix
    Phoenix 25 February 2021 13: 20
    +5
    These missiles are contrary to accepted concepts of warfare at sea. A strange device. It takes about an hour for missiles to reach the target at the maximum range, during which time a potential target can travel up to 30 miles in any direction. It seems that the United States is 100% confident in the ability to continuously give target designation to such long-range missiles, otherwise it is not clear why they rejected the supersonic option.
    1. ironic
      ironic 25 February 2021 14: 17
      +1
      Because, firstly, they can give an indication, and secondly, it is enough for it to indicate the approximate area of ​​the target, because it has the full functionality of active search and comparison of signatures. A supersonic version for such a range, which will glow on radars all the way like a Christmas tree, is considered not very productive in the United States.
      1. Phoenix
        Phoenix 25 February 2021 15: 01
        +2
        The possibilities of the GOS are not limitless. If we launch a flock "on the move" to a grouping of ships going at maximum speed, then this is about +30 miles "on the move". If the group turns in the opposite direction, then "miss" for an hour went 60 miles. This is about 80 km. What GOS are needed and how high do you need to fly to compensate for such an error?
        How to give continuous target designation? The group launch of anti-ship missiles, as well as the takeoff of aviation, is detected by over-the-horizon radars. There is a R-37 for intercepting target designation equipment.
        It is enough just to turn history 50 years ago and see why the United States chose low-speed missiles and never worried about their distance, and the USSR, in turn, chose the maximum range and ensured an acceptable flight speed. The use of LRASM is very difficult in a real combat situation, if we are guided by the accumulated military wisdom. A new concept of naval combat was invented or just drank as usual ...
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 25 February 2021 20: 38
          +3
          "if we are guided by the accumulated military wisdom" ///
          ---
          Accumulated military wisdom is a "perishable commodity."
          It is becoming obsolete from war to war.
          The expression: "generals are always preparing for the last war" - has a deep meaning.
        2. bk0010
          bk0010 25 February 2021 21: 07
          +1
          Quote: Phoenix
          The use of LRASM is very difficult in a real combat situation, if we are guided by the accumulated military wisdom.
          You attribute the mission of our missiles to this rocket. It does not need to break through the AUG air defense, therefore, it does not need supersonic, onboard electronic warfare, armor, an extremely powerful warhead, etc. It does not even need to be particularly effective: the states have a lot of carriers, all the disadvantages can be compensated for by the number of missiles in a salvo. And a large number of volleys may be required only against China, the rest of the ships have few.
          1. ironic
            ironic 25 February 2021 22: 16
            -2
            Its task on target indication to go to the target cruising area, capture the target with the active head, bypass as far as possible the zone of its best detection and hit the target from the most effective direction.
            Supersonic and not for breaking through air defense AUG is not very good. The shooting of the Indians with Barak-8 at the training Bramos showed this.
        3. ironic
          ironic 25 February 2021 21: 40
          -2
          Even if they turn at full speed, this cannot be done at a speed of 30 knots. The search engine is akin to an aviation one. The antenna power is less, but 80 km is definitely feasible if fighters today can cope with twice the range against targets on the surface. The P-37 still needs to be brought to the target designator. To launch a supersonic flock, this means they will start shooting at it from the maximum range of destruction of the missile defense system, and if this is not a single destroyer but a formation, everyone will be shot down. When there was the USSR, AFAR and stealth were still practically non-existent, but what was at the initial stages of development. In a real combat situation, today only LRASM or Ax block 4 with an upgrade can be launched at a long distance, and in the future, block 5. The rest is simply meaningless at a distance of 500 km or more.
    2. Oden280
      Oden280 25 February 2021 16: 02
      +1
      This is the first strike weapon. Calculation for surprise attacks on ships and boats in bases. B-1 is being deployed against the Northern Fleet. They will shoot from the Norwegian Sea through Scandinavia.
  8. Fan-fan
    Fan-fan 25 February 2021 13: 25
    +7
    Those who here believe that it is easy to shoot down an anti-ship missile system, give links to the exercises of the Russian Navy, where these anti-ship missiles were shot down. As far as I know, we are not even trying to organize a real launch of anti-ship missiles at the ship, even with a missile without a warhead.
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      1. ironic
        ironic 25 February 2021 21: 43
        -4
        Only no one in the world except the wiki in Russian knows about it. Isn't it amazing?

        Of course, it is not possible to hide the question from what distance it will be possible to receive the threshold signal corresponding to the stealth signature, which still needs to be compiled ...?
  9. CastroRuiz
    CastroRuiz 25 February 2021 14: 32
    +1
    Ochen opasnaya raketa.
  10. SovAr238A
    SovAr238A 25 February 2021 21: 18
    +4
    Suddenly.
    And there was so much shouting from our Urya-patriots that LRASM is a dead project ...
    That he is worthless ...
    1. ironic
      ironic 25 February 2021 21: 41
      -2
      Is it just about this project a standard shout on the same note? People are not used to thinking at all.
  11. Dkuznecov
    Dkuznecov 26 February 2021 00: 01
    +1
    Well done boys. We would like to learn
    to knock out and master such orders.
    Three years from contract to delivery.