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USAF receives 2,000th JASSM

8th September 2016 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Lockheed Martin has made the delivery of the 2,000th Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) to the US Air Force (USAF), the company announced on 6 September.

The 2,000th JASSM was completed under the 12th production lot, which includes 150 baseline JASSM cruise missiles and 60 JASSM-Extended Range (ER) missiles. Production of this lot began in January 2016.

JASSM and JASSM-ER are long-range, conventional, air-to-ground, precision standoff missiles that use infrared seeker and anti-jam GPS receiver for precision routing and guidance, with a penetrator/blast fragmentation warhead.

Both variants feature the same capabilities and stealth characteristics, although JASSM-ER's range is two and a half times that of the JASSM. JASSM is effective against high-value, fortified, fixed and relocatable targets.

Lockheed Martin was awarded a $116.8 million contract for continued JASSM-ER production in April 2016. 

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