Navy to Fine-Tune LRLAP Smart Munitions for Shipboard Gun Systems

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May 18, 2016 | Originally published by Date Line: May 18 on

WASHINGTON, 12 May 2016. Test and measurement experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. are fine-tuning long-range smart munitions for deployment aboard the U.S. Navy Zumwalt-class land-attack destroyer.The gun shell, when perfected, will be able to hit land targets from ships offshore at ranges as far as 63 miles with near-pinpoint accuracy, experts say.Officials of the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington announced a $7.7 million contract Wednesday to the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control segment in Orlando, Fla., for test and measurement work involving the Long Range Land Attack Projectile (LRLAP).

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