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Air Warfare

Lockheed Martin enhances JASSM management software

23rd April 2021 - 16:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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AGM-158B Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile on an F-15E. (Photo: USAF/Natalie Stanley)

USAF requires enterprise management software support for its Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile.

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems is sustaining, modernising and enhancing enterprise management software for the AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM), under a new $59.29 million contract from the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center.

The sole-source deal includes upgrades of operational real-time combat analysis systems, software synchronisation, mission optimisation analysis, terminal area model automation systems engineering, integration and test, plus enhancements to JASSM advanced training.

Work is expected to be completed by 21 March 2022 for the base year.

JASSM provides a survivable, precision cruise missile to kill hard, medium, and soft targets. It is a 2,000lb-class weapon with a multi-purpose, hardened (blast/fragmentation/penetrator) warhead. 

JASSM can cruise autonomously in adverse weather, day or night, to defeat high value targets even when protected by next generation defences. The range for the baseline JASSM variant is greater than 200nmi, Shephard Defence Insight notes.

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