The mission of the Long Range Precision Fires (LRPF) Missile is to attack, neutralize, suppress and destroy targets using missile-delivered indirect precision fires. LRPF provides field artillery units with long-range and deep-strike capability while supporting brigade, division, corps, Army, theater, Joint and Coalition forces and Marine Corps air-to-ground task forces in full, limited or expeditionary operations. The LRPF will replace the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) capability, which is impacted by the age of the ATACMS inventory and the cluster munition policy that removes all M39 and M39A1 ATACMS from the inventory after 2018.
BENEFIT TO THE WARFIGHTER
LRPF will provide the warfighter with an all-weather, 24/7, precision surface-to-surface deep-strike capability.
- Deep-strike capability will reach farther than 300 km
- Other specifications TBD
- 1QFY14: Materiel Development Decision
- 4QFY15: Analysis of Alternatives Complete
- 2QFY16: Milestone A
- 1QFY17: Technology Maturation & Risk Reduction Contract Award