Military Embedded Systems

Missile flight tests demonstrates Lockheed Martin's JAGM capabilities


July 13, 2015

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Photo by Eglin Air Force Base

ORLANDO, Fla. During a government led flight test at Eglin Air For Base, Lockheed Martin was able to demonstrate its multi-mode Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) by engaging two laser-designated stationary targets.

According to company officials during the flight test, the first missile flew 4 km, engaged its precision-strike, semi-active laser, and hit the stationary target. While simultaneously tracking the target with its millimeter wave radar, the second missile flew 4 km using its precision strike, semi-active laser, and hit its target.

“These flight tests demonstrate the maturity of Lockheed Martin’s JAGM design and prove our risk-mitigation success and readiness for production,” says Frank St. John, vice president of Tactical Missiles and Combat Maneuver Systems at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.

Lockheed Martin submitted the JAGM Engineering and Manufacturing Development and Low-Rate Initial Production proposal to the U.S. Army. JAGM will be manufactured on existing production lines.


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