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Saudi Arabia places $302M order for AGM-154C JSOW missiles

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World Defense & Security News - Saudi Arabia
 
 
Saudi Arabia places $302M order for AGM-154C JSOW missiles
 
Raytheon has been awarded a not-to-exceed $302 million contract for the procurement of 618 AGM-154C Block III Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) air-to-ground missiles for the government of Saudi Arabia, under the Foreign Military Sales program, the US Defense Department said on December 12, 2017.
     
Saudi Arabia places 302M order for AGM 154C JSOW missiles 640 001An F-35C Lightning II test aircraft conducts the first separation of an AGM-154C JSOW air-to-ground weapon from an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
(Credit: US Navy)
     
Besides the missiles, the contract includes delivery of containers, component parts/support equipment (spares) and engineering technical assistance and is expected to be completed in June 2022.

"Foreign military sales funds in the amount of $148,195,517 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity," the US DoD said.

The JSOW will be used on the RSAF fleet of F-15SA fighter jets.

Produced by Raytheon, the AGM-154C JSOW uses an Imaging Infrared (IIR) terminal seeker with autonomous guidance. Block III, which adds a Link-16 weapon data link and moving maritime target capability to the AGM-154C. It carries the BROACH multistage warhead, which has both a blast- fragmentation and hard-target penetration effect, making it specially designed to attack hardened targets.