U.S. Navy Comes Full Circle On JASSM Program

AGM-158 cruise missile
The U.S. Navy next year will acquire the land-strike version of the AGM-158 cruise missile, bringing the service full circle after dropping out of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile program in 2004.
Credit: U.S. Navy
Another new variant of a stealthy Lockheed Martin cruise missile has appeared, highlighting the surging popularity of powered, expendable munitions and revealing a fundamentally vital new capability. An Aug. 18 U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (Navair) presolicitation notice referenced the “LRASM AGM...

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