Navy asks industry if it can quickly build new low-cost, standoff air-launched weapon

By Abby Shepherd / February 8, 2024 at 12:02 PM
The Navy wants to develop a low-cost, air-launched standoff weapon that would be funded starting in fiscal year 2026 and fielded as early as 2027 and has notified industry partners it is open to an exchange of ideas. The multimission affordable capacity effector (MACE) weapon will be developed through digital engineering and its range would be complementary to the Long-Range Anti-Ship missile (LRASM), which is estimated to be more than 200 nautical miles. The Navy issued a request for information...

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