Up­dated ASSM Com­pletes Im­por­tant Lock­heed Martin Flight Tests

India Strategic - - INDUSTRY -

OR­LANDO, FLA. Lock­heed Martin's) Joint Air-to-Sur­face Stand­off Mis­sile ( JASSM) com­pleted two prod­uct ver­i­fi­ca­tion flight tests at White Sands Mis­sile Range, New Mex­ico March 8.

Fo­cused on demon­strat­ing the up­dated Global Po­si­tion­ing Sys­tem (GPS) anti-jam hard­ware and soft­ware, flight test­ing ver­i­fied ef­fec­tive op­er­a­tion in both GPS-de­graded and non­jammed en­vi­ron­ments. B-2 and B-52 bomber air­craft launched the JASSM mis­siles at al­ti­tudes greater than 24,000 feet. The mis­siles nav­i­gated to and de­stroyed their in­tended tar­gets, com­plet­ing all mis­sion ob­jec­tives.

"JASSM is ef­fec­tive in a va­ri­ety of chal­leng­ing mis­sion en­vi­ron­ments," said Ja­son Den­ney, pro­gram di­rec­tor of Long- Range Strike Sys­tems at Lock­heed Martin Mis­siles and Fire Con­trol. "With these JASSM prod­uct up­dates, we con­tinue to pro­vide a wide range of af­ford­able op­tions that en­sure a tac­ti­cal ad­van­tage for US and al­lied warfight­ers."

Ef­fec­tive against high-value, well­for­ti­fied, fixed and re­lo­cat­able tar­gets, JASSM is in­te­grated on the USAF and USN front­line com­bat air­craft. More than 2,000 JASSMs have been de­liv­ered.

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