Military.com 10 Apr 2018 By Oriana Pawlyk
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- The F/A-18 Super Hornet is gearing up to live-test Lockheed Martin Corp.'s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM), with a range test expected this year, a company executive told Military.com on Tuesday.
"Right now, we're doing captive-carry testing, and we'll have the first live shot off the F-18 later this year," said Alan Jackson, Lockheed's vice president of strike systems.
The AGM-158C LRASM will then become operational in September 2019, he said. Jackson spoke with Military.com during the annual Sea-Air-Space exposition here.
An F/A-18E/F Super Hornet successfully conducted a "jettison release" test at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, last year. The move paved the way for the ongoing captive-carry tests at Navy Air Weapons Station China Lake, California, Lockheed said at the time......Read rest of article: HERE
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