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Lockheed integrating JASSM capability onto Polish planes

Lockheed Martin gas received another Air Force contract to integrate JASSM cruise missile capability onto Polish Air Force F-16s.
By Richard Tomkins   |   Updated Feb. 26, 2016 at 4:11 PM
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ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin is to support integration of Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles onto additional Polish Air Force F-16C/D aircraft.

The award from the U.S. Air Force stems from a recent Foreign Military Sales deal and is worth $7.9 million.

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It is also the second JASSM contract for Poland under the FMS program and includes support for a broad range of certification and flight activity, logistics support and program and technical oversight until 2018.

"Our airworthiness efforts expand and refine JASSM's employment flexibility on Polish jets, ensuring the Polish Air Force has this vital cruise missile capability," said Bob Adams, long-range strike systems international program manager at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.

"JASSM's high reliability and effectiveness allows the missile to defeat current and future threats in challenging environments."

JASSM, armed with penetrating blast-fragmentation warhead, is cruise missile that uses an infrared seeker and enhanced digital anti-jam Global Positioning System receiver.

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