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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Ship-killing missile aces third flight test

Long Range Anti-Ship MissileA new ship-killing missile demonstrated its prowess during a Feb. 4 flight test.

The Long Range Anti-Ship Missile was released from an Air Force B-1B bomber and navigated a series of low-altitude waypoints, while detecting and avoiding an object in its flight pattern.

"We are very pleased with how LRASM performed today, and we are looking forward to continuing integration efforts on the Air Force B-1, followed by our Navy F/A-18, over the next few years," Navy Capt. Jaime Engdahl, the LRASM Deployment Office's Navy program manager, said in a Feb. 9 news release. "We have a clear mission, to deliver game-changing capability to our warfighters in theater as quickly as possible."

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