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Answering The Warfighter's Call For Joint Air-To-Ground Missile

JAGM, designed to replace three legacy systems, offers the warfighter improved lethality, range, operational flexibility, supportability and cost savings compared with older, Cold War-era weapons such as the Hellfire missile.
by Staff Writers
Tucson AZ (SPX) Apr 15, 2011
Raytheon has received the U.S. Army and Navy's Joint Air-to-Ground Missile request for proposal and will respond as a prime contractor. Raytheon is teamed with Boeing for the competition.

The team has proven capabilities demonstrated in the JAGM technology demonstration phase and enters the competition with an unmatched 3-for-3 record of success in the contractually required guided test vehicle flights.

"Our proven solution offers the warfighter cost-effective technology at the lowest possible risk," said Bob Francois, Raytheon vice president of Advanced Missiles and Unmanned Systems. "Our three successful JAGM government test shots prove the maturity of our missile system solution."

The Raytheon-Boeing JAGM features a fully integrated tri-mode seeker incorporating semiactive laser, uncooled imaging infrared and millimeter wave guidance. The weapon leverages proven components from other Raytheon and Boeing programs, including the Raytheon Small Diameter Bomb II and previous Boeing-fielded launchers.

"The Raytheon-Boeing team's JAGM reuses existing technology and equipment to keep cost down and reliability high for the warfighter," said Carl Avila, director of Boeing's Advanced Weapons and Missile Systems.

JAGM, designed to replace three legacy systems, offers the warfighter improved lethality, range, operational flexibility, supportability and cost savings compared with older, Cold War-era weapons such as the Hellfire missile.



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