JASSM integrated on F-15E

July 30, 2012 at 3:00 PM
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ORLANDO, Fla., July 30 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin's Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile has been integrated onto a U.S. F-15E through a universal interface and flight tested.

The successful all-up round flight test, conducted in New Mexico, was the first time JASSM has been integrated onto a platform using the Universal Armament Interface, developed under a U.S. Air Force program for integrating guided munitions onto an aircraft without changing each weapon and platform's operational flight program software.

"It is a significant accomplishment to integrate JASSM onto a new aircraft," said Alan Jackson, JASSM program director in Lockheed Martin's Missiles and Fire Control business.

"The F-15E is the sixth platform for this reliable and high-performing cruise missile. JASSM on the F-15E will enhance that tactical fighter's capabilities by broadening the range of options available to warfighters."

In the test, the missile was launched from an altitude of 22,000 feet. It was guided to its target and destroyed it.

Lockheed said the test demonstrated the successful end-to-end JASSM capability on the F-15E and the operational flight software program for the UAI.

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