27 Jun '18, 2pm

Hellfire missile replacement cleared for production

Hellfire missile replacement cleared for production

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army’s Hellfire missile replacement — the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile — has been cleared for low-rate initial production, Lockheed Martin announced June 27. The Lockheed Martin-developed JAGM is ultimately slated to replace the Hellfire missile — also a Lockheed product — on all platforms that fire them. It features a new dual-mode seeker and guidance system mated to a Hellfire missile. Its seeker combines a semi-active laser with millimeter-wave radar sensors that give it the capability to go up against stationary and moving land and maritime targets in bad weather or obscured conditions. JAGM has completed 10 limited-user test flights over several months, leading up to the Army’s decision. The decision comes after a 24-month engineering and manufacturing development phase program where JAGM was tested and qualified on the AH-64E Apache and the AH-1Z...

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