LRASM misses September 2019 EOC goal due to 'minor production discrepancies'

By Justin Katz  
October 11, 2019 at 1:56 PM
The Defense Department's developmental anti-ship missile last month did not reach early operational capability on the Navy's F/A-18 fleet, missing the program's stated goal. Capt. William Hargreaves, director of the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile program, told Inside Defense today that "minor production discrepancies have delayed LRASM's final delivery." However, he continued, "early operational capability will still be achieved this fall." LRASM, also dubbed Offensive Anti-Surface Weapon Increment 1, is an air-launch munition part of the Navy's cruise missile strategy...

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