BAE Wins $185M Order for Long-Range Land-Attack Projectile
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota --- BAE Systems has received a $185.3 million contract from the U.S. Navy for the completion of qualification of the 155mm Long Range Land Attack Projectile (LRLAP). The 155mm LRLAP is being developed for the U.S. Navy DDG 1000 program and will be fired from the Advanced Gun System (AGS).
"BAE Systems has been lead developer and integrator for munitions, including the 155mm LRLAP, for the U.S. Navy DDG 1000 program," said Jim Schoppenhorst, vice president and general manager of Armament Systems for BAE Systems. "The 155mm LRLAP provides the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps with a premiere naval surface fire support land attack capability."
The 155mm LRLAP is an all-weather, precision-guided munition that has demonstrated successful gun launch and engineering-guided flight to ranges in excess of 63 nautical miles. The 155mm LRLAP qualification program contract will conclude in December 2012. Work will be performed at the BAE Systems facilities in Minneapolis and Louisville and at Lockheed Martin's facility in Orlando.
BAE Systems is the premier global defense, security and aerospace company delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. With approximately 105,000 employees worldwide, BAE Systems' sales exceeded £18.5 billion (US $34.4 billion) in 2008.
BAE Systems Receives $185.3 Million Contract for 155mm Long Range Land Attack Projectile