BAE has begun production of a sensor that augments the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM).

The LRASM comes out of a DARPA program to design a stealth missile’s range, survivability and lethality capabilities to help war fighters more effectively conduct missions in denied environments from beyond the reach of return fire.

BAE received a $40 million subcontract from LRASM prime contractor Lockheed Martin. BAE recently provided sensor technology to support a demonstration of the anti-ship missile.

“BAE Systems’ advanced mid-course sensor technology incorporates the company’s software and hardware capabilities designed for the world’s leading electronic warfare aircraft platforms,” said a company news release.

“The sensor system also represents the company’s approach to bringing precision guidance to small platforms and builds on the company’s expertise in signal processing and target detection and location.”

“The production of our advanced sensor for LRASM is a testament to the strength of our technology and our ability to transition the capability from airframes to missiles,” said Joseph Mancini, BAE’s program manager for LRASM.

“Precision guidance and advanced electronics are areas where we have leading capabilities, and where we can provide war fighters with an advantage on the battlefield.”