30 Nov '16, 2pm

#Poland has requested to buy 70 JASSM-ER long-range cruise #missiles from the USA

#Poland has requested to buy 70 JASSM-ER long-range cruise #missiles from the USA

Poland has requested to buy 70 Lockheed Martin AGM-158B Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile-Extended Range (JASSM-ER) with related support, equipment, and training, the US Defense Security Co-operation Agency (DSCA) announced on 28 November. The JASSM-ER is fitted with a more efficient Williams International F107-WR-105 turbofan engine and more fuel volume than the standard missile. This gives it a range of over 930 km, compared with 370 km for the original JASSM, although the external airframe dimensions of both missiles are the same. The JASSM family is intended for use against high-value, well-fortified, fixed, and relocatable targets, have stealth characteristics and are armed with a 423-kg penetrating blast-fragmentation warhead. The possible contract has an estimated cost of USD200 million and includes an operational flight plan upgrade for Poland's F-16C/D, integr...

Full article: http://www.janes.com/article/65869/poland-requests-to-buy...

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