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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Lockheed Martin Completes JAGM Flight Test

Lockheed Martin's Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) dual-mode seeker has been successfully tested in high-speed captive flight tests, the company said.

The flight tests were conducted on a Sabreliner jet, demonstrating the ability for the JAGM to track ground targets while flying at tactical speeds.

Lockheed’s JAGM is compatible with the U.S. Army’s AH-64 Apache and MQ-1C Gray Eagle UAS.

“By demonstrating the maturity of our low-cost dual-mode seeker in these captive flight tests, we are fully supporting the Army’s efforts to restructure the JAGM program for greater affordability in both development and unit costs,” said Frank St. John, vice president of tactical missiles and combat maneuver systems at Lockheed Martin.

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