Lockheed Martin Win $448 Million JASSM Missiles Contract

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  • 03:45 PM, December 20, 2013
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Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $232 million contract for the Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) baseline missiles and JASSM extended range (ER) missiles.

The contract includes systems engineering, foreign military sales test assets, ER avionics bulkhead value engineering change proposal - cost share savings, tooling and test equipment, Baseline JASSM Weapon Systems Evaluation Program and Obsolescence Management Oversight.

Work is expected to be completed by Nov. 30, 2016.

Lockheed Martin has also won a $216 million contract for the Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) Baseline Missiles and JASSM Extended Range (ER) Missiles.

The contract aslo includes ER Avionics Bulkhead Value Engineering Change Proposal - Cost Share Savings, and Obsolescence Management Oversight.

Work is expected to be completed by Nov. 30, 2016.

"These contracts bring the total number of JASSM cruise missiles on contract to over 2,100, and underscore the U.S. Air Force's and Lockheed Martin's commitment to the program," said Jason Denney, program director of Long Range Strike Systems at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "JASSM's high reliability and capability allow it to defeat high-value, well-defended current and future threats."

Armed with a dual-mode penetrator and blast-fragmentation warhead, JASSM and JASSM-ER cruise autonomously day or night in all weather conditions. Both missiles share the same powerful capabilities and stealthy characteristics, though JASSM-ER has more than two-and-a-half times the range of the baseline JASSM for greater standoff margin. These 2,000-pound cruise missiles employ an infrared seeker and Global Positioning System receiver to dial into specific target aimpoints.

JASSM and JASSM-ER are critical weapons for the U.S. Air Force. Highly effective against high-value, well-fortified, fixed and relocatable targets, the stealthy JASSM is integrated on the U.S. Air Force's B-1B, B-2, B-52, F-16 and F-15E. The B-1B also carries JASSM-ER.

 

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