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Wednesday, February 21st, 2024

Lockheed Martin touts initial delivery of Mid-Range Capability battery

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Lockheed Martin officials are touting the security and aerospace company’s initial delivery of the Mid-Range Capability (MRC) battery to the Army’s Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technology Office (RCCTO).

“Our collaboration with the U.S. Army enabled us to form a deeper understanding of its most critical mission needs,” Lockheed Martin General Manager and Vice President Joe DePietro said. “That partnership enabled us to leverage technologies across our ships, launchers, and combat systems programs to design, develop, integrate and quickly deliver a solution to meet the Army’s mission requirements. We created new capabilities through integration of existing and evolving technology to ensure our warfighters are ahead of ready.”

Authorities indicated the MRC is also known as the Typhon Weapon System and consists of launchers, missiles, and a battery operations center developed to address surface threats in conjunction with the Army’s modernization priority to develop and field new long-range precision fires capabilities.

“The MRC rapidly progressed from a blank piece of paper in July 2020 to the soldiers’ hands in just over two years,” Army RCCTO Director Lt. Gen. Robert Rasch said. “The RCCTO team, as well as our joint service and industry partners, delivered this hardware so Soldiers can begin training as quickly as possible.”

MRC is the latest mission capability Lockheed Martin developed for RCCTO to help the Army transform into a more agile, multi-domain force, per officials, adding it provides a combined operational capability to address specific threats to penetrate, dis-integrate and exploit targets critical to the joint fight.