Poland, Finland and Australia Plan to Upgrade Their Own JASSM
WASHINGTON, (BM) – Finland, Poland and Australia plan to upgrade their Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according U.S. Department of Defense statement.
According the statement, Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $99,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) foreign military sales production support.
This contract will provide for lifecycle support for all efforts related to JASSM and any JASSM variants in the areas of system upgrades, integration, production, sustainment, management and logistical support.
Work will be performed at Orlando, Florida, and is expected to be completed by August 2024.
The AGM-158 JASSM (Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile) is a low observable standoff air-launched cruise missile developed by Lockheed Martin for the United States Armed Forces.
It is a large, stealthy long-range weapon with a 1,000 pound (454 kg) armor piercing warhead, but a number of problems during testing delayed its introduction into service until 2009.
As of 2014, the JASSM has entered foreign service in Australia, Finland, and Poland. An extended range version of the missile, the AGM-158B JASSM-ER (Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile-Extended Range), entered service in 2014.
By September 2016, Lockheed Martin had delivered 2,000 total JASSMs comprising both variants to the USAF.
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Source: U.S. DoD