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USAF awards Lockheed Martin JASSM production contract

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USAF awards Lockheed Martin JASSM production contract

Marina Malenic, Washington, DC - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
15 October 2015

Lockheed Martin will produce 140 more JASSMs and 140 JASSM-ERs. Source: Lockheed Martin

Key Points
  • The USAF has awarded USD305.4 million for production JASSMs and JASSM-ERs
  • The deal includes 140 JASSMs and 140 JASSM-ERs
Lockheed Martin has received a USD305.4 million contract from the US Air Force for continued production of the stealthy Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) and its Extended Range (ER) variant, the company announced on 15 October.

The Lot 13 contract includes 140 of the baseline cruise missiles for US and international partners, 140 extended-range variants, and support equipment and services. Representing the fifth production lot of JASSM-ER, it is the largest order to date. More than 2,300 JASSMs and JASSM-ERs have been ordered, while over 1,700 have been delivered, according to Lockheed Martin.

The missiles feature a penetrating blast-fragmentation warhead, an infrared seeker, and enhanced digital anti-jam GPS receiver.
USAF awards Lockheed Martin JASSM production contract - IHS Jane's 360
 
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