This is how the LRASM can be used to attack enemy warships

A screenshot of the video showing an F/A-18E Super Hornet releasing a LRASM. (Image credit: LM)

Take a look at this interesting video about the LRASM (Long Range Anti-Ship Missile).

Based on the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile Extended Range (JASSM-ER), the LRASM (Long Range Anti-Ship Missile) is a stand-off weapon armed with a blast-fragmentation warhead, that can cruise autonomously, day or night, in all-weather conditions.

The missile features a multi-modal sensor, weapon data link and an enhanced digital anti-jam Global Positioning System to detect and destroy specific targets within a group of ships.

The LRASM can be air-launched by U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornets or U.S. Air Force B-1 heavy bombers as well as fired from an Mk41 VLS (Vertical Launch System) launcher.



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