A Lockheed Martin joint air-to-surface stand-off missile (JASSM) has successfully completed a product upgrade verification (PUV) flight test at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.
During the flight test, the missile was launched from a B-52 aircraft and successfully navigated a predetermined route before destroying its intended target.
The test also successfully validated a new missile control unit, a recently upgraded actuator control electronics and a digital engine controller thereby enhancing missile performance and eliminating the risk of future component obsolescence.
The US Air Force has a total objective of 4,900 JASSMs and JASSM-extended-range (ER) missiles, with the eighth production batch under contract.
JASSM is a 2,000lb class weapon with a penetrator / blast fragmentation warhead, which cruises autonomously in adverse weather, day or night, using an infrared seeker.
The JASSM also features an anti-jam GPS to find a specific aim point on the target.
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The missile is produced at Lockheed Martin’s manufacturing facility in Troy, Alabama.