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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2005
Total Production: 10,253
Unitary Cost: USD$487,000
Also Known As: Joint StandOff Weapon, JSOW unitary and JSOW-C
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Raytheon
Parent System: AGM-154 JSOW
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1999
Total Production: 26,608
Total Cost: USD$8.3 billion
Family Members: AGM-154A JSOW, AGM-154A-1 JSOW, AGM-154B JSOW, AGM-154C1, JSOW Block II and JSOW ER
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Description: The Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) is a modular, family of low-cost weapons designed for high precision strikes from well beyond enemy air defenses. The 3 baseline models carry several submunitions as the warhead or unitary blast fragmentation and penetration warheads. These warheads array enable JSOW gliders to attack soft area targets, armored vehicles and hardened point targets. JSOW also features low-signature/stealth design to engage actively defended targets.

The JSOW weapon variants are guided to the target by a GPS and INS aided navigation system. Target position can be updated by the launch aircraft or a third party through JSOW's on-board communication system. The C model is the only one provided with a seeker to be used in the terminal phase of the flight. The modular design allows future growth incorporating new sensors, warheads and submunitions. AGM-154's back section can accommodate a turbojet for extended range up to 220 kilometers.

Since 1999 the JSOW weapon has been employed successfully during military operations Southern Watch, Allied Force, Enduring Freedom (2002) and Iraqi Freedom (2003). The F-16, F/A-18, B-1, B-2, B-52, F-15E, F-35 and many other aircraft are compatible with the JSOW weapon. Total production for the US military is planned in excess of 20,000 units.

The AGM-154C carries the Mk 82 250 kilograms warhead (or penetration BLU-111/B warhead) with penetration and blast fragmentation effects to destroy hardened point targets. The C model has an uncooled, long wave IR seeker with automatic target acquisition algorithms to better achieve its target in the terminal phase of the flight. It has been designed to meet the requirements of the US Navy.

JSOW-C or JSOW unitary incorporates two-stage BAE Systems' Broach blast fragmentation/penetration warhead. Thales will provide the fuze. The JSOW glider will be capable of attacking hardened targets (radar sites, caves and hardened bunkers) in a near horizontal mode. Operational test and evaluation was completed in September 2004 at China Lake, California, and was assessed 'suitable and effective' December that year by COMOPTEVFOR.

The Department of Defense awarded Raytheon a $57 million contract for full rate production of JSOW-C unitary weapon on 6 January 2005. The decision came after the weapon completed a highly successful series of tests. The Navy aim was to buy 189 JSOW-Cs under this contract. As of January 2005, C-variant was already integrated on F/A-18C/D/E/F aircraft and was fully compatible with F-35 JSF, F-15 Eagle, F-16C/D, B-1, B-2 and B-52.

In April 2006 (4/6/2006) Raytheon received the first JSOW international procurement contract on behalf of Turkey through the foreign military sales (FMS) program. The contract was issued by the US Naval Air Systems Command. Turkey was purchasing both AGM-154C equipped with Broach warhead and AGM-154A-1 equipped with the BLU-111 warhead to be integrated into its F-16 aircraft.

In late August 2006, Raytheon was awarded a modification contract worth $11.3 million for the supply of 50 AGM-154A-1, 54 AGM-154C, one AGM-154 dummy air training missile, and 150 containers. These missiles were ordered on behalf of the government of Turkey and the contract completion was slated for April 2008.

AGM-154C JSOW Applications

Combat Aircraft B-1B Lancer B-2A Spirit B-52H Stratofortress F-15SA F-15SG F-16C Block 50 F-16C Block 52 F-16D Block 50 F-16D Block 52 F-16E Desert Falcon F-16F Desert Falcon F/A-18E Super Hornet F/A-18F Super Hornet

AGM-154C JSOW Specifications

Diameter: 330 millimeter (13.0 inch)
Length: 4.10 meter (161 inch)
Wingspan: 2.69 meter
Max Range: 115 kilometer (62 nautical mile)
Min Range: 22,000 meter
Weight: 680 kilogram (1,499 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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AGM-154C JSOW News

There are 18 news between
14 Dec 2004 and 29 Jun 2017
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Thursday, June 29, 2017FMS: Taiwan Wants 56 AGM-154C JSOW Missiles
Tuesday, October 15, 2013FMS: Saudi Arabia Seeks 650 SLAM-ER, 973 JSOW, 400 Harpoon II and 1,000 GBU-39 Munitions
FMS: UAE Wants 5,000 GBU-39/B, 1,200 JSOW-C and 300 SLAM ER Munitions
Monday, December 6, 2010Royal Australian Air Force is First US Ally to Employ JSOW C Standoff Weapon
Monday, September 28, 2009Raytheon Delivers First Joint Standoff Weapon C to Australia
Tuesday, September 9, 2008FMS: Finland Requires F-18 Mid-Life Upgrade Program
Friday, July 11, 2008FMS: Singapore Seeks AIM-120C, AIM-9X, JSOW Missiles and Guided Bombs
Tuesday, March 13, 2007Poland and Greece AGM-154C FMS Modification Contract
Wednesday, January 31, 2007US Navy Awards Third Full Rate Production Contract of AGM-154C Weapons
Friday, December 8, 2006FMS: Greece Requests F-16C/D Weapons Package

Operators & Related Equipment

Saudi Arabia973
Used on F-15SA aircraft
United Arab Emirates1,200
Used on F-16E/F
United States of America7,800
The program cost for the United States is $3.41 billion as of early 2011, the US Navy has ordered 7,000 JSOW C

Grand Total 10,2538
Defensive Weapons
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