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Dubai Airshow 2019: Standoff Weapon certification for F-35A nears completion

22nd November 2019 - 09:14 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


Munitions manufacturer Raytheon has confirmed it is anticipating F-35A airworthiness certification for the guided Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) before the end of 2019, a development following on the heels of successful operational test evaluations of JSOW C on the F-35C.

'There is a reason why the US Navy and others have immediately gone with this particular weapon on their newest fifth generation fighters, it's basically a stealth weapon for a stealth fighter,' Mark Borup, business development manager for medium-range strike at Raytheon told Shephard. 'It's extremely difficult to detect, track and engage.'

Having JSOW certified on the F-35A is

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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