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U.S. Military awards Lockheed Martin with $134M contract for up to date high-impact weapons techniques

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Pentagon’s No.1 weapons provider Lockheed Martin Corp. obtained a $134,7 million U.S. Military contract modification for the most recent high-impact weapons techniques.

The Division of Protection has introduced that Lockheed Martin Corp., was awarded a $134,707,194 modification (P00094) to contract W31P4Q-15-C-0102 for procurement of the Joint-Air-to-Floor Missiles, or JAGM.

The JAGM designed to finally exchange the long-lasting Hellfire missile that earned fearsome acclaim on the AH-64 Apache assault helicopter.  It’s a precision-guided munition to be used towards high-value stationary, transferring, and relocatable land and maritime targets. JAGM makes use of a multi-mode seeker to offer precision level and fire-and-forget concentrating on day or evening in opposed climate, battlefield obscured circumstances and towards a wide range of countermeasures. A multi-purpose warhead offers deadly results towards a spread of goal varieties, from armored automobiles, thin-skinned automobiles, and maritime patrol craft to city constructions and discipline fortifications. JAGM delivers the Joint Companies a single air-to-ground missile with improved lethality, operational flexibility, and a lowered logistics footprint.

JAGM makes use of a multi-mode seeker to offer precision level and fire-and-forget concentrating on day or evening in opposed climate, battlefield obscured circumstances, and towards a wide range of countermeasures. A multipurpose warhead offers deadly results towards a spread of goal varieties, from armored automobiles, thin-skinned automobiles, and maritime patrol craft to city constructions and discipline fortifications.

JAGM boasts the power to make use of a semi-active laser (SAL) or radiofrequency (RF) as a method of guiding it to focus on. Furthermore, the crew can change modes inside seconds as a fight state of affairs evolves.

JAGM leverages the fielded and combat-proven HELLFIRE II Romeo (AGM-114R) propulsion, warhead and management sections. The JAGM system will probably be appropriate with all joint rotary-wing and stuck wing plane which might be appropriate with the HELLFIRE II missile.

Military and Marine Corps commanders intend to make use of JAGM from rotary-wing and unmanned plane to interact enemy combatants in stationary and transferring armored and unarmored automobiles, inside advanced constructing and bunker constructions, in small boats, and within the open.

Joint Air-to-Floor Missile (JAGM) System