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Naval Weapons

USN JSOW C-1 achieves full operational capability

12 October 2017

The US Navy (USN) Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1 has achieved full operational capability, USN officials announced on 11 October.

The JSOW C-1 is the latest variant of the AGM-154, the stalwart USN weapon.

It is designed to provide fleet forces with the capability and flexibility to engage moving maritime targets while retaining its capability against stationary land targets. It is the service’s first air-to-ground network-enabled weapon capable of attacking stationary land and moving maritime targets. It includes GPS/INS guidance, terminal IR seeker, and a Link 16 weapon data link. It has a range of more than 100 km.

All US squadrons are now outfitted with JSOW C-1, USN officials said.

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