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Lockheed Martin - Team for Joint Air-to-Ground Missile Program


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Lockheed Martin
: 12 October, 2008  (New Product)
Lockheed Martin will lead to execute its recently awarded $122 million technology development contract for the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) system, the next-generation missile that will be carried on U.S. Armed Forces rotary-wing, fixed-wing and unmanned aerial system (UAS) platforms.
The 27-month contract is for a competitive risk reduction phase of the Armed Forces' next major missile program. Total production for six initial U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps platforms is expected to be approximately 35,000 rounds.

'We are proud to announce our team for this extremely important program,' said Rick Edwards, vice president for Tactical Missiles and Combat Maneuver Systems at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.'Together, we will provide the lowest-risk and most affordable solution to get this much-needed capability to the field as soon as possible.'


JAGM will replace the HELLFIRE II and Longbow HELLFIRE missiles on the U.S. Army's Apache attack helicopter, the Warrior extended-range multi-purpose UAS, the Arapaho armed reconnaissance helicopter, the Marine Corps' Super Cobra attack Helicopter and on the U.S. Navy's Seahawk armed reconnaissance helicopter. JAGM will also replace the Maverick missile on the F/A-18 Hornet jet fighter.

Potential extension to other platforms, such as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and future international sales could push the total number of rounds much higher.
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