Lockheed’s new low observable LRASM (Long Range Anti Ship Missile) is a cousin of JASSM will replace the AGM-84 Harpoon series as the Navy’s go-to anti-ship missile system. This video is basically all you get to know about LRASM, but in it you will see its most prominent feature is that it will “intelligently” sense and avoid hostile threats via an onboard passive radio frequency receiver, data link and advanced software programming. Basically, this thing will have enough AI onboard to survive via the dissemination of high-quality (see geolocation) electronic service measure/radar warning receiver data. This is for an expendable missile I remind you, so just imagine what we have when it comes to reusable unmanned platforms. Let’s just call this a teaser for my “Realities Of Drone Development” piece that will run soon after my “Netcentric Warfare 2.0” expose.
For more on the future of unmanned systems and cruise missiles read this popular post: http://aviationintel.com/tylers-10-thoughts-on-the-future-of-drone-warfare/