First introduced in [] by the [[Terran Hegemony]], '''Long Range Missiles''' are designed to engage the enemy at great distances at the expense of damage dealt.
These missiles are capable of indirect fire and disperse over a smaller area than [[Short Range Missile]]s. [[Inner Sphere]] LRM launchers achieve this range by firing at a ballistic launch angle, making them less accurate at close range. [[Clan]] LRM launchers do not suffer from this effect, in addition to being smaller and more compact, thanks to their technological advantage. LRMs are highly upgradable, able to fire [[:Category:Alternate Ammunition|a variety of warheads]] and benefit from devices such as [[Artemis IV FCS]].<ref>''TechManual'', p.229</ref>
Long Range Missile technology has been expanded upon since it was first introduced, especially in the years since the [[Clan Invasion]] spurred weapons designers on both sides. These include [[Extended LRM|Extended]], [[Enhanced LRM|Enhanced]] and [[Streak]] LRMs.