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Lockheed Martin to support additional integration of JASSM missile on Poland's F-16 fighter jets

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Lockheed Martin to support additional integration of JASSM missile on Poland's F-16 fighter jets
 
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.
     
Lockheed Martin to support additional integration of JASSM missile on Poland s F 16 fighter jets 640 001USAF F-16 Fighting Falcon firing a JASSM missile
     
This second contract for Poland includes support for a broad range of certification and flight activity. Integrated logistics support and program and technical oversight will conclude in 2018. Poland became JASSM’s third international customer in September 2015.

Our airworthiness efforts expand and refine JASSM’s employment flexibility on Polish jets, ensuring the Polish Air Force has this vital cruise missile capability,” said Bob Adams, long range strike systems international program manager at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. “JASSM’s high reliability and effectiveness allows the missile to defeat current and future threats in challenging environments.”

This contract was awarded in December 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.

Produced at the company’s award-winning manufacturing facility in Troy, Alabama, more than 1,800 JASSM cruise missiles have been delivered.