Anti-ship missile completes first airworthiness testing on Super Hornet

By Justin Doubleday / December 23, 2015 at 10:45 AM
Lockheed Martin's Long Range Anti-Ship Missile recently underwent its first captive-carry flight tests aboard a Super Hornet, with further tests planned leading up to the first launch in 2018, according to the company. The Navy and Lockheed conducted the captive-carry flight tests using an LRASM mass simulator vehicle attached to an F/A-18E/F Super Hornet "to evaluate flight and handling characteristics, as well as to measure structural loads and strains on the aircraft," according to a Dec. 14 Lockheed statement. The...

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