Precision Strike Missile (PrSM)
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DESCRIPTION

The Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) will be a surface-to-surface, all weather, precision-strike guided missile fired from the M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) and the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS). The baseline missile, which will be developed and fielded to engage a wide variety of targets at ranges up to 499 km, will emphasize imprecisely located area and point targets. Primary emphasis for follow-on spirals will be on increased range, lethality and engagement of time sensitive, moving, hardened and fleeting targets.

BENEFIT TO THE SOLDIER

The PrSM will destroy/neutralize/suppress targets at ranges from 70-400-plus km using missile-delivered indirect precision fires. PrSM provides field artillery units with long range and deep strike capability while supporting brigade, division, corps, Army, theater, joint/coalition forces and Marine Air-Ground Task Forces in full, limited or expeditionary operations. PrSM will replace the existing aged inventory of non-Insensitive Munitions and Cluster Munition policy compliant Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS).

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Replaces ATACMS and doubles rate-of-fire with two missiles per launch pod
  • 400-plus km ballistic missile with a cluster munition compliant payload
  • Attacks critical and time-sensitive area and point targets
  • Maintains or improves accuracy in partial Global Positioning System (GPS)-denied environments; plan for M-Code GPS integration
  • Insensitive Munition compliant system
  • Launcher compatibility with M270A1 MLRS and
    M142 HIMARS
  • Technology upgrades via Open Systems Architecture
  • Growth capabilities for follow-on spirals
  • Includes Cyber Security requirements

PROGRAM STATUS

3QFY16: Army Requirements Oversight Council approved the draft Capability Development Document
1QFY17: Extended Range Missile Technology Demonstration complete
2QFY17: Milestone A Decision Review
3QFY17:

  • Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction Contract Award (Competitive Prototype Development)
  • System Requirement Review – Raytheon (August); Lockheed (September)

2QFY18: System Functional Review – Raytheon (December 2017); Lockheed (January 2018)

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

1QFY19: Preliminary Design Review
4QFY19: Prototype Demonstration Flight Tests
2QFY21: Critical Design Review
3QFY21: Milestone B
FY23: Early Operational Capability

Foreign Military Sales

There is potential for future cooperative development and FMS procurement.

Contractors

  • Raytheon Missile Systems (Tucson, AZ)
  • Lockheed Martin (Grand Prairie, TX)