The US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center (DEVCOM AC) has awarded BAE Systems a three-year contract worth USD 72.5 M (EUR 67.29 M) for continued research and development efforts in the advancement of long-range precision-guided munitions (PGMs), the company announced on 18 May 2023.
Under the contract BAE will team with DEVCOM AC to continue development of the XM1155-SC PGM, which is designed to defeat fixed and moving targets in GPS-degraded or -denied environments at double the range of existing cannon-launched PGMs.
“We have invested heavily to innovate and develop a highly manoeuvrable long-range fires capability that will support soldiers on the battlefield by providing lethality against high-value targets,” Brent Butcher, vice president and general manager of Weapon Systems at BAE Systems, was quoted as saying in a company press release. “We look forward to partnering with DEVCOM AC to continue to advance precision-guided munitions and find the best long-range precision fires solution for the US Army.”
BAE Systems was awarded a USD 16 M contract in 2021 to mature and demonstrate the lethality of PGMs against long-range, land-based targets.
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