Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control has received a USD305.4 million contract from the U.S. Air Force (USAF) for continued production of the JASSM (Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile) air-launched missile and its JASSM ER extended range version.
The Lot 13 contract includes 140 baseline JASSMs for U.S. and international partners, 140 JASSM-ER missiles, data, tooling and test equipment. The Lot 13 award represents the largest JASSM-ER order to date and brings total missiles under contract to more than 2300.
The contract represents the fifth production lot for JASSM-ER, which received full-rate production approval last year. Recent program milestones include a Foreign Military Sales contract to integrate JASSM onto Poland’s F-16C/D Fighting Falcon aircraft and an additional contract in support of F/A-18C/D Hornet aircraft integration for Finland.
Armed with a penetrating blast-fragmentation warhead, both missiles can be used in all weather conditions. These cruise missiles employ an infrared seeker and enhanced digital anti-jam GPS receiver to dial into specific points on targets.
More than 1700 JASSM missiles have been delivered.