Thursday, June 9, 2011
Lockheed Tests JAGM Against Maritime Targets
Lockheed Martin has completed testing of its joint air-to-ground missile (JAGM) again moving sea targets in the Gulf of Mexico near Eglin AFB in Florida. The tests highlighted the abilities of the missile’s tri-mode seeker, which was mounted in the nose section of a modified Sabreliner 60 and used against multiple targets, including a Revenge Advanced Composites (RAC) patrol ship. While the trials occurred using a fixed-wing aircraft, program officials say that the data gathered applies to helicopter platforms as well.