Lockheed 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.