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Air Force Integrates Lockheed-Built Extended Range Standoff Missile on F-15E Aircraft

Air Force Integrates Lockheed-Built Extended Range Standoff Missile on F-15E Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Air Force Integrates Lockheed-Built Extended Range Standoff Missile on F-15E Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting eventThe extended range variant of Lockheed Martin‘s Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile became fully operational on the U.S. Air Force‘s F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft.

JASSM-ER reached full operational capability status on the Boeing-built multirole fighter after the service branch’s Seek Eagle Office completed the weapon integration process under the Suite 8 Operational Flight Program, Lockheed said Tuesday.

The ER missile system is designed to strike targets at a range two-and-a-half times greater than that of JASSM and equipped with infrared seeker and updated digital anti-jamming GPS technologies.

Jeffrey Foley, program director of long-range strike systems at Lockheed’s missiles and fire control business, said the missile variant works to help increase warfighters’ tactical capacity.

The Air Force is also integrating JASSM-ER on the branch’s F-16C/D and B-52H bomber aircraft.

Lockheed noted that F-13E is the first Universal Armament Interface-compliant platform to incorporate JASSM-ER.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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