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The US Military Will Develop More Joint Air-To-Surface Standoff Missile-Extended Range Missiles

A Joint Air-To-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM). (Source: courtesy.)

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to develop more JASSM extended range missiles.

A notification by the US Navy about the contract states that, "Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control had been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract for 400 Joint Air-To-Surface Standoff Missile-Extended Range missile with containers, training and production preparation, tooling and test equipment and hardware spares."

The AGM-158B JASSM. (Source: courtesy.)

The US military uses the AGM-158B air launched cruise missile.

This missile was developed by Lockheed Martin and has been in service since 2014.

The AGM-158B weighs 1,021 kg and has a 454 kg armor piercing warhead.

With a subsonic speed, the AGM-158B JASSM-Extended Range missile, can hit a target that is over 925 km away.

The AGM-158B can be launched from aircrafts such as the B-1 Lancer, the B-2 Spirit, the B-52 Stratofortress, the F-15E Strike Eagle, the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the F/A-18 Hornet.

Rockwell B-1 Lancer. (Source:courtesy.)

The B-2 Spirit. (Source:courtesy.)

B-52 Stratofortress. (Source: courtesy.)

F-15E Strike Eagle. (Source: courtesy.)

F-16 Fighting Falcon. (Source: courtesy.)

F/A-18 Hornet. (Source: courtesy.)

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