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Lockheed Martin wins a $302 mn contract for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles

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Lockheed Martin wins a $302 mn contract for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles
Lockheed Martin will produce, update, sustain, manage and integrate the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile for Poland and Finland under a $302.2 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force, the US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. Lockheed will perform work in Alabama in support of the foreign military sale deal, the US DoD added.
Lockheed Martin wins a 302 mn contract for Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missiles 640 001Lockheed Martin Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile
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The contract runs through June 29, 2019. Poland selected Lockheed Martin's JASSM on September 2015 for its F-16 fleet. Poland becam the third international customer for JASSM, after Finland and Australia air forces chose it in 2011 and 2006.

Lockheed’s JASSM is a long-range missile designed with a significant standoff range, blast fragmentation warhead and precision routing and guidance functions.

The JASSM and its Extended Range variant share the same powerful capabilities and stealth characteristics, though JASSM-ER has more than two-and-a-half times the range of JASSM for greater standoff range. These 2,000-pound cruise missiles employ an infrared seeker and enhanced digital anti-jam GPS receiver to dial into specific points on targets.