Apr 13, 2014

USAF begins fielding JASSM-ER

The USAF has received into operational service the Lockheed Martin AGM-158B Joint Air-To-Surface Standoff Missile - Extended Range (JASSM-ER).
JASSM-ER has more than two and a half times the range of the standard AGM-158A JASSM on which it is based, meaning it can be launched from outside of defended airspace and the coverage of long-range surface-to-air missiles, and is intended for use against high-value, well-fortified, fixed and relocatable targets.
Currently the JASSM-ER is only integrated onto the Rockwell B-1B Lancer bomber, but there are efforts underway for it also to be fitted to the Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle, Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon and Boeing B-52H Stratfortress.

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