LM, Aerojet have success with JAGM

April 8, 2010 at 11:10 AM
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ORLANDO, Fla., April 8 (UPI) -- U.S. company Lockheed Martin and teammate Aerojet reached a milestone following a successfully completed full temperature range testing for a missile program.

Lockheed Martin and Aerojet are working together as part of the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile program. The companies announced the recent completion of a full temperature range testing marking a milestone for the JAGM program.

The test, which took place in Arkansas, involved cold temperature missile motor firings that successfully validated a single rocket motor solution for all JAGM platforms.

"Our motor has been optimized for employment off fixed-wing, rotary-wing and unmanned aerial vehicles, and it meets or exceeds every key performance parameter including maximum and minimum ranges, minimum-smoke propellant and, as just demonstrated, the hot and cold temperature parameters," Hady Mourad, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control JAGM program director, said in a statement.

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