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Raytheon Delivers 3000th Joint Standoff Weapon To The US Navy

Like its predecessors, the 3,000th JSOW has a modular design, allowing the weapon to deliver a variety of payloads.
by Staff Writers
Tucson AZ (SPX) Nov 12, 2007
Raytheon Company has delivered its 3,000th Joint Standoff Weapon to the U.S. Navy. JSOW is a family of affordable, precision-guided, air-to-ground glide weapons capable of striking targets in sensitive and well-defended areas. More than 400 JSOWs have been used in combat operations, including Operation Iraqi Freedom.

"JSOW's battle-proven capability provides us with an unbeatable combination of affordability, lethality, survivability and standoff range," said Captain Mat Winter, the Navy's JSOW program manager. "The delivery of the 3,000th JSOW is a noteworthy accomplishment for this critical air-to-ground system because it demonstrates our trust in the reliability of the product."

JSOW contains next-generation technology that allows stealth engagement of high-value targets in heavily defended areas. Like its predecessors, the 3,000th JSOW has a modular design, allowing the weapon to deliver a variety of payloads.

"This milestone demonstrates that JSOW's design modularity gives the warfighter flexibility and versatility," said John O'Brien, Raytheon program director for JSOW. "JSOW meets the commander's needs today and well into the future."

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