Northrop Proposes Jackal High-Speed Loitering Munition

A Jackal model is displayed alongside an Aerovironment Switchblade 600 at the SOFIC exhibition in May 2022. The models are not shown to scale.
Credit: Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman has been developing a turbojet-powered loitering munition called Jackal with 300-mph speed and a 15-min. loiter capability at a range of 100 km (62 mi.), the company says. The 6-in.-dia. Jackal, which remains in early development, started as a program in 2017 within Northrop’s...

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