Lockheed’s GMLRS Passes GPS Jamming Test

6 November 2007 (Last Updated November 6th, 2007 07:32)

Lockheed Martin's Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) has passed two tests proving its ability to operate in a GPS jamming environment. Lockheed says the tests demonstrated GMLRS rocket performance while in a GPS jamming environment at long range, as well as the functionality o

Lockheed Martin's Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) has passed two tests proving its ability to operate in a GPS jamming environment.

Lockheed says the tests demonstrated GMLRS rocket performance while in a GPS jamming environment at long range, as well as the functionality of the warhead using the Point Detonating fuse within the jamming environment.

One rocket was tested on a "vertical trajectory shaping" software that allows the rocket to impact the target vertically.

The second rocket used the "normal trajectory shaping" software taking a standard ballistic trajectory flight pattern.

Lockheed says both rockets flew their expected course and functioned the way they were designed to.

By staff writer