29 Nov '16, 4pm

Poland Wants Extended-Range JASSM Missiles

WASHINGTON -- Poland wants to buy 70 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles Extended Range (JASSM-ER) missiles for its F-16 fighter jets, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which notified Congress Monday. The estimated cost of the deal is $200 million and includes missiles designed for testing as well as simulators. The contract would also include integration, spares and repair parts, and training and contractor-supplied engineering, technical and logistics support. Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor. Poland already purchased the non-extended range version of JASSM in 2014. The missiles were to be delivered from 2016 to 2019, with the Polish Air Force reaching initial operational capability with the weapon in March 2017. The extended-range version entered service with the US Air Force in 2014. While Poland had hoped to move forward with a JASSM-ER d...

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