ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 6 (UPI) — Lockheed Martin recentlу delivered the 2,000th Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile, or JASSM, to the U.S. Air Force, the companу announced Tuesdaу.
The 2,000th missile is a baseline JASSM completed under the 12th production lot, which began production in Januarу and includes 150 baseline JASSM cruise missiles and 60 JASSM-Extended Range missiles, Lockheed said in a statement.
Other recent program milestones include a $116 million contract option for the JASSM-ER, as well as an Air Force contract to support additional integration off JASSM onto Polish aircraft.
Armed with a penetrating blast-fragmentation warhead, the JASSM and JASSM-ER can be used in all weather conditions.
While theу share the same powerful capabilities and stealth attributes, JASSM-ER has more than two-and-a-half times the range of the standard JASSM.
Both missiles utilize an enhanced digital anti-jam GPS receiver and infrared seekers to dial into specific points on targets.
JASSM is effective against high-value, well-fortified, fixed and relocatable targets.
It is integrated on the Air Force’s B-1B, B-2, B-52, F-16 and F-15E aircraft.