US DoD awards Lockheed a $66 mn contract to develop Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile 20408152

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US DoD awards Lockheed a $66 mn contract to develop Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile
Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $66,371,639 fixed-price incentive contract with options by the US Department of Defense to develop the Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) for the US Army and US Navy. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2017.
US DoD awards Lockheed a 66 mn contract to develop Joint Air to Ground Missile 640 001Lockheed Martin Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile Multi-Mode Guidance Section
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On July 31, Lockheed Martin received a $66 million contract from the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy to enter the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) program. JAGM is the next generation air-to-ground missile for use on rotary wing and unmanned aircraft systems for the U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps.

JAGM’s multi-mode seeker provides the warfighter with precision strike and fire-and-forget capabilities against moving targets in all weather conditions. Lockheed Martin recently completed the 27-month Continued Technology Development phase of the program, demonstrating JAGM’s low-risk and technology readiness. 
Fire-and-forget engagement modes significantly increase JAGM user survivability against threat defenses in GPS denied and austere communications environments. JAGM can engage multiple stationary and moving targets, in the presence of adverse weather, battlefield obscurants and advanced countermeasures. Laser and radar guided engagement modes allow JAGM users to strike accurately across wide target sets and reduce collateral damage. JAGM’s target sets include moving and stationary armor, air defense units, patrol craft, artillery, transporter erector/launchers, radar sites and C2 nodes in addition to bunkers and other structures in urban and complex terrain.

Lockheed Martin will continue to work closely with the US Army and US Navy as it move through the EMD phase and into low-rate initial production, ensuring we meet Initial Operational Capability in 2018.