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
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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