U.S.A.F. Orders JASSM-ER Missiles

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The U.S. Air Force has placed a $97.4 million order for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile – Extended Range (JASSM-ER) missiles.

The contract modification is for 94 Lot 20 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile – Extended Range missiles with containers.

Work is expected to be completed by June 30, 2026.

The AGM-158 JASSM is a low observable standoff air-launched cruise missile developed and produced by Lockheed Martin.  It is a large, stealthy long-range weapon with a 450kg armor piercing warhead. This conventional, air-to-ground and precision standoff missile has a range of about 370km. The 1,000kg-class weapon offers high capability and precision in destroying stationary as well as relocatable targets.

The JASSM can be integrated into various platforms such as B-1, B-2, B-52, F-16, and F-15E aircraft and is currently deployed on Australia’s F/A-18A/B aircraft and Finland’s F/A-18 C/D aircraft.

AGM-158B JASSM-ER is an extended range variant of JASSM. It is intended to fly longer ranges (900km) as it integrates a highly efficient engine and larger fuel tank. The missile can be integrated into B-1 aircraft.