Lockheed Martin to make more JASSM-ER missiles
Lockheed Martin is providing additional Lot 20 production AGM-158B Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile – Extended Range (JASSM-ER) missiles with containers to the USAF under a $128.2 million contract modification, the DoD announced on 28 February.
The company will also provide hardware spares.
The expected completion date is 30 January 2026. The latest modification brings the cumulative value of the JASSM-ER contract to $541.37 million.
Compared to the baseline JASSM long-range precision missile, JASSM-ER has a more fuel-efficient turbojet engine from Teledyne with greater fuel capacity, increasing the standoff range of the missile by 250% to more than 500nmi.
JASSM-ER is likely to arm the 64 F-35A aircraft being bought by Finland, with 200 of the missiles included in a $12.5 billion FMS package.
More from Air Warfare
The Brazilian Armed Forces has faced challenges in terms of it size and geography and has long had an emphasis on better serving Amazonia. Plans for a new battalion are set to become a reality and improvement of rotary capability is underway.
Originally designed by Kratos for the USAF, the XQ-58A will serve as a vital testbed for emerging technologies and capabilities of the US Marine Corps.
In October 2024, Australia announced it was standing down its version of the NH90, the MRH90. NHIndustries has been using the opportunity to salvage systems from the aircraft and boost it supply stocks for other users.
The partnership between Leonardo and Bell has signalled a step towards advancing next-generation rotorcraft capabilities as the two company's embark on NATO’s Next Generation Rotorcraft Capability (NGRC) Concept Study.