Lockheed Martin’s JASSM-ER missile now operational on F-15E Strike Eagle
Lockheed Martin’s Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) – Extended Range (ER) has achieved full operational capability on the F-15E Strike Eagle.
With completion of integration and the fielding of JASSM-ER’s Suite 8 Operational Flight Program, the F-15E Strike Eagle becomes the first Universal Armament Interface (UAI)-compliant platform to field JASSM-ER.
UAI-compliant aircraft feature standardised interfaces to support future weapon integration, with Baseline JASSM was the first missile ever to be integrated onto the platform. The U.S. Air Force Seek Eagle Office led the F-15E Strike Eagle JASSM-ER and JASSM integration.
Armed with a penetrating blast-fragmentation warhead, JASSM-ER and JASSM can be used in all weather conditions. They share the same powerful capabilities and stealth characteristics, though JASSM-ER has more than two-and-a-half times the range of JASSM for greater standoff distance. These highly accurate cruise missiles also employ an infrared seeker and enhanced digital anti-jam GPS to dial into specific points on targets.
Jeffrey Foley, Program Director of Long-Range Strike Systems at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control: “Fielding on the F-15E Strike Eagle expands JASSM-ER’s mission flexibility. With its greater than 500 nautical-mile standoff range and planned block upgrades currently in work, JASSM-ER provides an impressive tactical advantage for U.S. and allied warfighters.”
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