EMS Defense & Space, a division of aero connectivity
and mobile resource management, EMS Technologies announced a contract with
Lockheed Martin to develop a radio frequency seeker antenna for the U.S. Navy’s
Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM).
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control to complete the
design and flight demonstration of two variants LRASM A and B of the missile.
LRASM-B, the supersonic prototype, will enable very
long-range, positive target identification and precision engagement of moving
ships in the presence of advanced countermeasures and hostile active defense
Our efforts are focused on enhancing the capabilities of
the warfighter. With the increasing threat from hostile countries, our mission
is to help equip the warfighter with the most advanced weaponry possible,” said
Marion Van Fosson, vice president and general manager, EMS Defense & Space.
EMS is scheduled to deliver a prototype of the seeker
antenna in Q3 2011. The company was able to leverage its extensive expertise
with other high-speed missile programs to win its role on the LRASM-B program.
The development of this antenna is a unique extension of EMS Defense &
Space’s best-in-class offering of low-profile, highly efficient antennas.
By Telecomlead.com Team