Turkey Purchases JSOW C/A-1 Stand-Off Weapon

Released on Thursday, April 6, 2006
United States of America
F-16C Block 50
F-16D Block 50
JSOW - Joint Stand-Off Weapon
Raytheon Company has received the first contract for international sale of its Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) to Turkey for integration on its F-16 aircraft.

Raytheon received a foreign military sales contract from the Naval Air Systems Command for procurement of JSOW AGM-154 A-1 with the BLU-111 warhead and JSOW AGM-154 C with the Broach warhead.

A foreign military sales contract for JSOW-C integration for Poland F-16s was awarded in 2003, and Poland's procurement of the system is expected next year. In addition, letters of agreement for JSOW integration with Greek F-16s and Singapore F-15s have been signed by the U.S. government. These contracts are expected to be awarded soon. Future JSOW missile procurement for these countries is planned.

JSOW has a maximum kinematic range of 70 nautical miles (130 kilometers) and is an extremely survivable weapon against defended targets. Raytheon is under contract with the Navy to provide JSOW to the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force. JSOW deliveries started in 1997 with the first low-rate initial production delivery to the U.S. Navy.

Development of a Block III variant of JSOW has started, which will add moving target capability by adding a weapons data link and other improvements. The first Block III weapon is scheduled to be produced in 2009.

JSOW-C is currently being produced for Navy F/A-18s and has been selected by Poland and Turkey for use on their F-16s. More than 415 JSOW-As have been used in combat operations to date. Raytheon has produced more than 2,200 JSOWs.


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