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Air-Launched Weapons

USN plans extended range JSOW test

17 November 2016

Key Points

  • NAVAIR plans a contract award to Raytheon in early 2017 for JSOW ER all-up-round test support
  • Scope of work includes adding a production-representative engine/fuel/inlet system, and software modifications to optimise mid-course/endgame performance

The US Navy (USN) is finalising plans to move forward with testing of a powered, extended-range variant of Raytheon's air-launched AGM-154C-1 Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW).

In a pre-solicitation notice posted on 8 November, the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) said that the Precision Strike Weapons Program Office (PMA 201) intended to enter into sole-source negotiations with Raytheon Missile Systems for a JSOW Extended Range (JSOW ER) all-up-round (AUR) flight test programme.

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