Long Range Land Attack Projectile
The Long Range Land Attack Projectile (LRLAP) is a developmental program to produce a precision guided 155 mm naval artillery shell for the U.S. Navy. The system is under development by Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
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, the prime contractor being BAE Systems
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  • Caliber: 155 mm.
  • Weight:
    • Total: 225 lb (102 kg).
    • Bursting charge: 24 lb (11 kg).
  • Length (propellant and projectile): 88 in (223 cm).
  • Guidance: GPS/INS.
  • Accuracy: Circular error probable
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     of 50 m or less.
  • Range: 100 nautical miles (185.2 km) max.
  • Warhead: Unitary high-explosive.

Program status

  • June 2005 - Successful guided flight test of the LRLAP sets gun-launched guided projectile range record
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     of 59 nautical miles (109 km).

  • September 2010 - Successful unguided flight test.

  • August 2011 - Two live fire tests of 45 nautical miles range.

See also

  • Advanced Gun System
    Advanced Gun System
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  • Zumwalt class destroyer
    Zumwalt class destroyer
    The Zumwalt class destroyer is a planned class of United States Navy destroyers, designed as multi-mission ships with a focus on land attack. The class is a scaled-back project that emerged after funding cuts to the larger DD-21 vessel program. The program was previously known as the "DD"...

  • Extended Range Guided Munition
    Extended Range Guided Munition
    The Extended Range Guided Munition was a precision guided rocket-assisted 5-inch artillery shell development by Raytheon for the U.S. Navy. The program was cancelled in March 2008 after twelve years of development and over 600 million dollars in funding. The developmental round was designated EX...

  • Ballistic Trajectory Extended Range Munition
    Ballistic Trajectory Extended Range Munition
    The Ballistic Trajectory Extended Range Munition is a precision guided rocket-assisted 5-inch artillery shell under development by Alliant Techsystems for the U.S. Navy...

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