Raytheon funded to develop JMEWS warhead for Tomahawk

02 March 2020

Raytheon Missile Systems has been awarded a USD90.4 million engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) contract by the Naval Air Systems Command to complete development of a new multi-effect warhead for the RGM-109E/UGM-109E Tomahawk land-attack cruise missile.

The Joint Multiple Effects Warhead System (JMEWS) is designed to greatly expand the land target set that the Tomahawk missile is capable of defeating, by combining the blast and fragmentation capabilities of the current warhead with a new penetration capability and improved mission planning. JMEWS will also be compliant with insensitive munitions requirements to improve safety during transportation and storage on land and aboard ships and submarines.

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