Lockheed Martin reports it has a new, $116.8-million contract from the U.S. Air Force to continue producing Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile-Extended Range (JASSM®-ER) — a conventional missile in use by U.S. Air Force and some allied armed forces. It is a system designed to destroy high-value, well-defended, fixed, and relocatable targets from significant distance, keeping the F/A-18A/B air crews out of danger from hostile air-defense systems.
Lockheed manufacturers the JASSM and JASSM-ER missiles at Troy, Ala. The new order covers 100 new missiles and exercises an option in a contract (Lot 14) awarded last December. The JASSM-ER was approved for full-rate production in 2014.