Not so long ago, Lockheed Martin conducted tests missiles JASSM (Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile) 6 Series (Lot 6) in programmke reliability evaluation, during which conducted two missile launch. The tests were successful and were effective upgrade avionics missiles 6 Series.
In the first test on the test and training range Utah JASSM missile was launched from a B-52 bomber at 35,000 feet and a speed of 0.71 M. 2nd test range missile White Sands (Piece NM) B-1B bomber made JASSM launch at an altitude of 25,000 feet and a speed of 0.85 M. Both 2000-pound rocket made the trip along the planned route and hit stationary targets assigned.
«These flight tests have confirmed our efforts to build capacity JASSM, reliability and affordability,» said Dave Malvin (Dave Melvin), control systems programs from distant strike Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. «JASSM, used in these trials were similar to the armament of missiles, except certain additional equipment to increase efficiency.»
JASSM is an autonomous precision missiles «air-land» and integrated aircraft B-1, B-2, B-52, F-16 and F-15E USAF. Abroad JASSM integrated into the Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18A/B. The contract to build missiles JASSM Series 10 (Lot 10), which will be equipped Finnish Air Force F/A-18 and F-15E USAF. Future efforts will focus on the integration of the U.S. and international versions of the fighter Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II and other international platforms.
JASSM made at a factory in the town of Troy, pcs. Alabama. Currently, Lockheed Martin has made over 1,200 JASSM for testing and operational use of the 4900 planned JASSM.