Pentagon Increases Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) Production Order

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    Pentagon Contract Announcement
    UNITED STATES - 9 MAY 2011

    Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., is being awarded a $45,757,735 firm-fixed-price contract modification for an increase quantity buy of 75 baseline missiles for the Joint-Air-to-Surface-Missiles Program Office.

    At this point, $45,757,735 has been obligated. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla.

    The AAC/EBJK, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8682-11-C-0001, P0002).



    Source: U.S Department of Defense
     
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    JASSM and JASSM-Extended Range

    JASSM is an autonomous, long-range, conventional, air-to-ground, precision standoff missile for the U.S. Air Force. Designed to destroy high-value, well-defended, fixed and relocatable targets, JASSM’s significant standoff range keeps aircrews well out of danger from hostile air defense systems.

    A 2,000-pound class weapon with a penetrator/blast fragmentation warhead, JASSM cruises autonomously in adverse weather, day or night, using a state-of-the-art infrared seeker in addition to the anti-jam GPS to find a specific aimpoint on the target. Its stealthy airframe makes it extremely difficult to defeat.

    JASSM is integrated on multiple aircraft including the B-1, B-2, B-52, F-16 and F/A-18. F-15E integration is proceeding as planned. Future platforms include the F-35.

    With a superior performance and affordable price, JASSM offers the best value of any weapon in its class.

    JASSM-ER is an autonomous, air-to-ground, precision-guided standoff missile designed to meet the needs of U.S. Warfighters. It shares the same powerful capabilities and stealthy characteristics of the baseline JASSM, but with more than two-and-a-half times the range. This additional reach allows Warfighters to deploy JASSM-ER against high-value, well-fortified, fixed and relocateable targets while remaining clear of highly defended airspace and long-range surface-to-air missiles.

    Features:

    • Long standoff range
    • Simple mission planning
    • High survivability
    • Adverse weather operable
    • Global Positioning System (GPS)/Inertial Measurement Unit inertial guidance
    • Autonomous terminal guidance
    • Pinpoint accuracy
    • High lethality
    • Low cost of ownership
    • Full loadout on F-16, B-52, B-1, B-2, and F-18 aircraft
    • GPS jam resistant
    • Full carrier compatibility


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    The Extended Range version (JASSM-ER missile) has a range of more than 926 kilometers.
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    The Extended Range version (JASSM-ER missile) has a range of more than 926 kilometers. :- that range is awesome to say the least . i am not sure of stealth and other features but the range is awe inspiring.
     
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    We will take a bit longer but our MKIs will fly around with the more capable Nirbhay Cruise Missile once developed.
     
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    The head of the Air Force Research Laboratory has nominated Lockheed Martin’s stealthy, long-range Joint Air-to- Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM- ER) as the optimal air vehicle to carry a new computer-killing electronic attack payload known as CHAMP, or Counter-electronics High-powered microwave Advanced Missile Project. Major general Thomas Masiello says the technology, which fries electronic equipment with bursts of high-power microwave energy, is mature and will be miniaturised to suite the JASSM-ER. “That’s an operational system already in our tactical air force, and that is really what will make us more operationally relevant,” Masiello says at a science and technology exposition at the Pentagon on 14 May. “Both the major commands and the combatant commands are very interested in that weapon system. It’s a non-kinetic effect.” The electronic warfare payload was jointly developed by the laboratory and Boeing using critical components produced by Raytheon. The weapon was flight tested in 2012 on an AGM-86 Conventional Air-Launched Cruise Missile – an air vehicle tagged for retirement and demilitarisation. Some US lawmakers have questioned why it has taken the air force so long to field CHAMP, and even passed legislation ordering the air force to produce a tactical system by 2016. “This is not a limitation on technology, authority or funding,” said congressman Richard Nugent at a recent congressional hearing. The research laboratory tested the counter-electronics device on the cruise missile at a military test range in Utah, where it successfully shut down a room full of computers. The effect similar to the electromagnetic pulse from a high-altitude nuclear explosion.

    USAF nominates JASSM missile to host new computer-killing weapon
     
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    @cobra commando Please open a new thread on this topic and let us start afresh.

    This is a three years old thread and I shall be closing it.
     
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