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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2003
Total Production: 2,857
Unitary Cost: USD$1.5 million
Total Cost: USD$3.7 billion
Also Known As: Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Lockheed Martin
Parent System: AGM-158 JASSM
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2003
Total Production: 5,458
Total Cost: USD$8.0 billion
Family Members: AGM-158B JASSM-ER, CHAMP and JASSM-XR
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Description: The AGM-158 JASSM (Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile) is a long range, fire and forget, air-to-surface, precision standoff missile designed to destroy high value, well defended, fixed and relocateable targets. The JASSM weapon can be employed day/night in adverse weather conditions. Once released the JASSM missile is guided using an anti-jam (SAAM module) GPS/INS navigation system. In the terminal phase of the flight an IR seeker ensures that the JASSM achieves its target. The JASSM stealthy airframe ensures weapon survivability even against heavily defended target with cutting-edge air defenses. It can be fitted with different 1,000-pound warheads according to the mission profile.

The US Air Force has ordered 3,700 AGM-158A JASSM missiles (previously planned procurement was about 2,400 JASSMs) and the US Navy intends to acquire up to 453 (450 missiles according to Lockheed-Martin) JASSMs for use on the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft starting in fiscal year 2007. The US Air Force has planned to integrate JASSM on the F-16, B-1, B-2 and B-52 aircraft. The total number of JASSMs to be produced for the US military according to 2003 plans was 4,153 until 2014. As of 2004, the US Air Force announced that it expected to procure up to 4,900 JASSMs (2,400 JASSMs and 2,500 JASSM-ERs) over the life of the program. Thus the total estimated number of JASSMs (all-model) by the US military forces stands at 5,350 missiles through at least 2018 as of December 2004.

On November 22, 2004, the US Air Force awarded Lockheed-Martin Lot 4 JASSM production contract worth $112 million which funded production of 288 missiles. This contract marks the beginning of the full rate production for JASSM missile. Lot 1 and lot 2 began in 2001 and concluded by the end of 2004. Lot 3 began in 2003 with deliveries planned for January 2005. In late 2004, Lockheed-Martin expanded Troy facilities, where the missile is being assembled, to support production rates of up to 40 missiles/month by mid-2005. Lot 5 production contract valued at $79.5 million was awarded in March 2006 for 70 JASSM missiles.

On March 2, 2006, the Australian Ministry of Defense announced the AGM-158 JASSM standoff weapon as the preferred solution for its Air 5418 program thus becoming the first export customer. The Royal Australian Air Force was expected to use its newest weapon on the F/A-18 aircraft dropping out the JASSM integration on the venerable F-111 which was due for retirement. In the long term the Australian JASSM weapon may be integrated onto the F-35 aircraft which Australia was studying to buy as many as 100 aircraft. According to Lockheed Martin first missiles deliveries were slated for 2009.

AGM-158A JASSM Applications

Combat Aircraft B-1B Lancer B-2A Spirit B-52H Stratofortress F-117A Nighthawk 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-18C Hornet F/A-18D Hornet F/A-18E Super Hornet F/A-18F Super Hornet

AGM-158A JASSM Specifications

Length: 4.27 meter (168 inch)
Max Range: 360 kilometer (194 nautical mile)
Service Life: 15 year
Warhead: 450 kilogram (992 pound)
Weight: 1,020 kilogram (2,249 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)


There are 36 news between
21 Jan 2003 and 2 Oct 2019
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Wednesday, October 2, 2019US Air Force to Deploy Hypersonic Long-Range Missile from B-1B Bomber
Saturday, April 21, 2018US Air Force Provides Further Information on Syria Strike
Wednesday, March 8, 2017AGM-158A JASSM Cruise Missile Demonstrated in GPS-Degraded Environments
Tuesday, September 6, 2016US Air Force Takes Delivery of 2,000th JASSM Cruise Missile
Wednesday, January 13, 2016US Air Force Takes Delivery of Six Enhanced B-52 Bomber Weapons Bay Launchers
Wednesday, December 16, 2015US Air Force Orders JASSM Lot 14 Contract for 286 Missiles
Thursday, December 3, 2015Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract for JASSM Missiles for Poland and Finland
Thursday, October 15, 2015US Air Force Places Order for 140 JASSM and 140 JASSM-ER Lot 13 Cruise Missiles
Tuesday, October 13, 2015US Air Force Orders Additional JASSM Cruise Missiles Through 2018
Monday, September 14, 2015Lockheed Martin Awarded FMS Contract to Supply JASSM Missiles to Poland

Operators & Related Equipment

Missiles (40) ordered in September 2014
United States of America2,487
Apr 20101,000
Oct 2008800

Grand Total 2,8574
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