Air-Launched Weapons

USAF completes verification of new GPS anti-jam architecture for JASSM

26 March 2017

The US Air Force (USAF) has finalised product upgrade verification (PUV) flight tests of GPS anti-jam software and hardware for the AGM-158A Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) and AGM-158B JASSM-Extended Range (ER) long-range, conventionally armed, precision stealth weapons in GPS-degraded and non-jammed environments.

The tests, designated PUV-16 and PUV-17, were conducted at the US Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexicoin mid- and late-2016, but only disclosed by JASSM manufacturer Lockheed Martin in March 2017.

JASSM weapons equipped with upgraded GPS anti-jam architecture were released respectively from B-2 Spirit and B-52 Stratofortress bomber aircraft at altitudes in excess of 24,000 ft, "and navigated to and destroyed their intended targets, completing all mission objectives", according to Lockheed Martin.

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