July 20 (UPI) -- Raytheon Missile Systems has received a $10.7 million modification to an existing U.S. Navy contract for flight testing of the joint standoff weapon extended range bomb.
The modification includes hardware and software work to the current JSOW AGM-154C-1. Work will be performed in Tucso, Ariz., and is expected to be completed in July 2019.
Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $10.5 million will be obligated at the time of award.
The joint standoff weapon is a GPS-guided and IR terminal-guidance glide bomb that can carry a variety of warheads, including cluster munitions, high-explosives, and specially designed explosives for destroying hardened targets.
The AGM-154C-1 is a new variant to be used as a naval strike version of the weapon. It includes a two-way common weapon data link that allows the weapon system to target moving naval objects. It is network-enabled and has a range of more than 60 miles.