Raytheon, Boeing Complete Second JAGM Test

6 September 2010 (Last Updated September 6th, 2010 18:30)

Raytheon and Boeing have together completed the second test fire of the joint air-to-ground missile (JAGM). During the test, all three guidance systems operated simultaneously and provided telemetry data for further analysis of the weapon. The JAGM used its imaging infrared (I

Raytheon and Boeing have together completed the second test fire of the joint air-to-ground missile (JAGM).

During the test, all three guidance systems operated simultaneously and provided telemetry data for further analysis of the weapon.

The JAGM used its imaging infrared (IIR) guidance system to hit an armoured vehicle target at a distance of 4km during the test fire.

The JAGM will include a fully integrated tri-mode seeker that will incorporate semi-active laser, uncooled imaging infrared and millimeter wave guidance.

The weapon will also use components such as the Raytheon GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb II and the Boeing Brimstone.

Designed to replace three legacy systems, the JAGM will provide improved lethality, range, operational flexibility and supportability.