|JASSM's airframe. Photo: Lockheed Martin, Courtesy of the US Air Force
[Avionics Today 02-26-2016] Lockheed Martin recently received a $7.9 million Foreign Military Sales contract from the U.S. Air Force to support additional integration of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) onto the Polish Air Force F-16C/D aircraft.
This second contract for Poland, awarded in December 2015, includes support for a broad range of certification and flight activity. Lockheed Martin will conclude integrated logistics support and program and technical oversight in 2018. Poland became JASSM's third international customer in September 2015.
Armed with a penetrating blast-fragmentation warhead, JASSM is a stealthy, precision-guided cruise missile that employs an infrared seeker and enhanced digital anti-jam Global Positioning System receiver. JASSM is integrated on the U.S. Air Force's B-1, B-2, B-52, F-16 and F-15E. Internationally, JASSM is also carried on the F/A-18A/B and the F-18C/D aircraft.