Wednesday, July 23, 2014

JAGM dual-mode tested

Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated its Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) dual-mode guidance section during a second internally funded flight test at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. During the test, the rail-mounted JAGM flew 6.2 kilometers and initially acquired the target using its precision strike, semi-active laser. The dual-mode guidance section then engaged its millimeter wave radar, and the moving target was destroyed. This flight test is a risk reduction milestone critical to Lockheed Martin's performance on the U.S. Army's 27-month Continued Technology Development program. (Source: PRNewswire, 07/23/14) Eglin in Northwest Florida is responsible for the development,  test, evaluation and sustainment of air-delivered non-nuclear weapons, navigation and command and control systems.