Lockheed Martin wins a $116mn contract from USAF for JASSM missiles production

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Lockheed Martin wins a $116mn contract from USAF for JASSM missile production
Lockheed Martin, under its Missiles and Fire Control division, has been awarded a $116,820,526 contract for the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) program. The US-based giant will provide JASSM production, system upgrades, integration, sustainment, management and logistical support, the US Department of Defense announced on its website on March 4, 2016.
Lockheed Martin wins a 116mn contract from USAF for JASSM missiles production 640 001Lockheed Martin's Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile 
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Production will be performed at Troy, Alabama, and is expected to be complete by June 29, 2019. The US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, based at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

JASSM is a long-range, conventional, air-to-ground, precision standoff missile for the U.S. and allied forces. A 2,000-pound class weapon with a penetrator/blast fragmentation warhead, JASSM employs precision routing and guidance in adverse weather, day or night, using a state-of-the-art infrared seeker in addition to the anti-jam GPS to find a specific aimpoint on the target.

JASSM is integrated on multiple aircraft including the B-1, B-2, B-52, F-16, and F-15E. Internationally, JASSM is certified on the Royal Australian Air Force’s F/A-18. Future integration efforts will focus on the U.S. and international versions of Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft and other international platforms.