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Lockheed lands a $100mn USAF contract for JASSM missile production support

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Lockheed lands a $100mn USAF contract for JASSM missile production support
The US-based defense giant Lockheed Martin recently secured a $100 million contract from the US Air Force for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile production support, the US Department of Defense announced on April 18, 2017.
Lockheed lands a 100mn USAF contract or JASSM missile production support 640 001A JASSM-ER missile launched by a USAF B-1B bomber
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"Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a $100,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) production support. Contractor will provide lifecycle support for all efforts related to JASSM, Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (Air Force Inventory), JASSM-Extended Range and any JASSM variant in the areas of system upgrades, integration, production, sustainment, management and logistical support," the US DoD said on its website.

Work will be performed at Orlando, Florida, and is expected to be complete by April 17, 2022. The US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity, the US DoD added.

The AGM-158 JASSM is a standoff air-launched cruise missile developed in the United States from 1995. First version entered into service in 2009 and as of 2014, the JASSM entered foreign service in Australia, Finland and Poland.

An extended range variant, the JASSM-ER (Extended Range) uses a more efficient engine and larger fuel volume in an airframe with the same external dimensions as the JASSM. The JASSM-ER is intended to have a range of over 575 925 km as compared to the JASSM's range of about 370 km.