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US Army to get Joint-Air-to-Ground Missiles


Lockheed Martin has won a $134.7 million modification contract to supply Joint-Air-to-Ground Missiles (JAGMs) to the US Army.


US Army to get Joint Air to Ground Missiles U.S. Army testing of the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) via an AH-64 Apache Longbow (Picture source: US Army)


The target for completion of the assigned work is set for February 28, 2023, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Wednesday.

The Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) System provides an improved air-to-ground missile capability for rotary wing aircraft and unmanned aerial systems. The JAGM is an aviation-launched, precision-guided munition for use against high-value stationary, moving and relocatable land and naval targets. JAGM utilizes a multimode seeker to provide precision point and fire-and-forget targeting day or night in adverse weather, battlefield obscured conditions, and against a variety of countermeasures. A multipurpose warhead provides lethal effects against a range of target types, from armored vehicles, thin-skinned vehicles and maritime patrol craft to urban structures and field fortifications. JAGM delivers the joint services a single air-to-ground missile with improved lethality, operational flexibility and a reduced logistics footprint.

According to the US Army, the JAGM utilizes a multimode seeker to provide precision point and fire-and-forget targeting against a variety of countermeasures. A multipurpose warhead provides lethal effects against a range of target types, from armored vehicles, thin-skinned vehicles and maritime patrol craft to urban structures and field fortifications.