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Quad A 2017: Missile development overcomes hurdles

19th April 2017 - 13:00 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London


With low-rate production scheduled for May 2018, the US Army's Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) is well on its way to replacing the long-standing AGM-114 Hellfire, despite some bumps along the road.

The programme plans to manufacture JAGM on the existing production line used for Hellfire missiles, with programme officials recently telling the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that they expect all production processes to be mature prior to the start of low-rate production.

The critical design review, carried out in 2016, assessed the JAGM design as stable; a full-rate production decision is scheduled for August 2019.

One hurdle the programme

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Beth Maundrill


Beth Maundrill

Beth is Deputy Editor - Land at Shephard Media, managing coverage across all formats of …

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