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Polish Air Force Received its First Batch of JASSM Cruise Missiles for F-16C/D Fighting Falcon

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Air Force News - Poland
 
 
Polish Air Force Received its First Batch of JASSM Cruise Missiles for F-16C/D Fighting Falcon
 
According to Polish deputy defense minister Bartosz Kownacki, the first batch of AGM-158A JASSM cruise missile have been delivered to Poznan-Krzesiny airbase. The minister shared pictures of Polish Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fitted with the missiles.
     
JASSM Poland Polish Air Force F 16 1AGM-158A JASSM cruise missile on Polish Air Force F-16C. Picture via Bartosz Kownacki/Twitter
     
Poland selected Lockheed Martin's JASSM on September 2015 for its F-16 fleet. Poland becam the third international customer for JASSM, after Finland and Australia air forces chose it in 2011 and 2006.

Lockheed’s JASSM is a long-range missile designed with a significant standoff range, blast fragmentation warhead and precision routing and guidance functions.
     
JASSM Poland Polish Air Force F 16 2AGM-158A JASSM cruise missile on Polish Air Force F-16C. Picture via Bartosz Kownacki/Twitter
     

In November last year, Poland requested a possible sale of seventy AGM-158B Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles Extended Range (JASSM-ER) from the United States.

The first flight test of the JASSM-ER occurred in 2006 when a missile was launched from a U.S. Air Force B-1 bomber at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The first flight test of the JASSM-ER occurred in 2006 when a missile was launched from a U.S. Air Force B-1 bomber at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The JASSM-ER entered service with the USAF in April 2014. Using 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 925 km as compared to the JASSM's range of about 370 km.