Updated ASSM Completes Important Lockheed Martin Flight Tests
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.