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Lockheed Hands 2,000th Air Force JASSM Missile; Jason Denney Comments

Lockheed Hands 2,000th Air Force JASSM Missile; Jason Denney Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

JASSM-Joint-Air-to-Surface-Standoff-MissileLockheed Martin has built and delivered its 2,000th Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile  system to the U.S. Air Force under the company’s lot 12 production contract.

The company said Tuesday it began work on batch 12 of baseline JASSM cruise missiles and JASSM-Extended Range missiles in January.

Jason Denney, program director of long-range strike systems at Lockheed’s missiles and fire control business, said that U.S. and allied forces have used the missile technology as part of their strategic defense plans.

The company was awarded a $116 million contract option by the Air Force in April for the 14th lot od JASSM-ER missiles and a separate foreign military sales contract to integrate JASSM onto the Polish air force’s F-16 fleet.

JASSM and JASSM-ER missiles features a penetrating blast-fragmentation warhead built to operate in all weather conditions as well as a digital anti-jam GPS receiver and an infrared seeker for target engagement.

The systems are designed to integrate with B-1B, B-2, B-52, F-16, F-15E and F-18 aircraft platforms.

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Written by Scott Nicholas

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