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Air Force Taps Lockheed to Design New Wing for JASSM-ER Cruise Missile

Air Force Taps Lockheed to Design New Wing for JASSM-ER Cruise Missile - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Air Force Taps Lockheed to Design New Wing for JASSM-ER Cruise Missile - top government contractors - best government contracting eventLockheed Martin has received a $37.7 million contract to continue design work on a wing that will help boost the range capacity of the U.S. Air Force‘s air-to-surface missile system.

The company said Wednesday it aims to develop a new Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile““Extended Range wing for incorporation into JASSM-ER production lot 17.

“We’ve developed a novel design that provides additional standoff range to further increase pilot survivability in an Anti-Access-Area Denial threat environment,” said Jason Denney, program director for long range strike systems at Lockheed Martin’s missiles and fire control business.

JASSM-ER is equipped with a blast-fragmentation warhead, an infrared seeker and a digital anti-jam global positioning system receiver that works to engage relocatable targets.

The cruise missile has been integrated on the B-1B bomber aircraft.

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