Lancaster, Pennsylvania – July 20, 2015 – Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) announced today that it has been awarded a contract from Lockheed Martin to help develop, test and ultimately field the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM), a joint program of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force. LRASM is designed to feature a variety of highly sophisticated technologies that will allow it to execute long-range missions with high accuracy and reliability. ACT is supporting the effort by developing an advanced passive thermal management system to replace the actively pumped system. This system aims to reduce the number of parts and system complexity, which in turn would create higher system reliability. This technology seeks to provide critical mission capability by cooling the electronics responsible for dynamic targeting. ACT is responsible for design, thermal and mechanical analysis, prototyping and thermal testing.
Based on the successful JASSM-ER platform, LRASM is designed to meet the needs of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force for advanced precision-guided missile systems. The technology aims to reduce dependence on external platforms and network links in dense electronic-warfare environments.