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02:37 AM, November 28, 2019
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US Army to get Joint-Air-to-Ground Missiles

Lockheed Martin has won a $134.7 million modification contract to supply Joint-Air-to-Ground Missiles (JAGMs) to the US Army.

The target for completion of the assigned work is set for February 28, 2023, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Wednesday.

The JAGM will be used on joint rotary-wing and unmanned aircraft systems of the Army, Navy and Marine Corps. The air-to-surface missiles are being developed to replace the current air-launched BGM-71 TOW, AGM-114 Hellfire, and AGM-65 Maverick missiles.

According to the US Army, the JAGM utilizes a multimode seeker to provide precision point and fire-and-forget targeting against a variety of countermeasures. A multipurpose warhead provides lethal effects against a range of target types, from armored vehicles, thin-skinned vehicles and maritime patrol craft to urban structures and field fortifications. 

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