Jul 31, 2014

Royal Australian Air Force scores direct hit with JSOW C

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) successfully tested a Raytheon Joint Standoff Weapon C (JSOW C) against a hardened wall targe. Launched from an F/A-18F Super Hornet at an operationally representative stand-off range and altitude of 25,000 feet, the JSOW C scored a direct hit.
The RAAF test marked the third successful employment of JSOW C this year against. Previously, two JSOW C air-to-ground weapons also destroyed simulated cave targets in U.S. Navy flight tests at the China Lake flight test range.
JSOW C is designed to provide fleet forces with capability against high value land targets, at launch ranges up to 70 nautical miles.
JSOW is a low-cost air-to-ground weapons that employ an integrated GPS-inertial navigation system, with highly capable guidance algorithms; and is the only U.S. standoff weapon in production to fit internally in the Joint Strike Fighter. More than 5,000 JSOWs have been produced since 1997, with more than 400 employed in combat.

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