Persevering with the legacy of superior precision engagement efficiency, Lockheed Martin’s Joint-Air-to-Floor Missile (JAGM) is prepared for full charge manufacturing. The FRP choice allows Lockheed Martin to supply the JAGM system in greater portions for its prospects with out restrictions. The milestone additionally marks the profitable completion of operational testing of JAGM on the US Military’s AH-64E Apache and the Marine Corps’ AH-1Z Viper helicopters. On August 30, 2022, the U.S. Military authorized the JAGM system to enter full charge manufacturing (FRP). This choice showcases the maturation of the JAGM program and the Military’s confidence in JAGM’s long-term manufacturing and sustainment capabilities.

“JAGM’s superior capabilities and elevated commonality positions its customers to keep up a aggressive benefit over the threats of at the moment and tomorrow. The complete charge manufacturing choice demonstrates that this system has not solely reached a maturation level, nevertheless it is also a vote of confidence from the Military within the product,” says Joey Drake, program administration director of Air-to-Floor Missile Programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fireplace Management.


“JAGM has repeatedly confirmed that it may be counted on when it issues most, offering mission-focused offensive and protection capabilities and sustaining a aggressive edge in opposition to any potential adversaries,” says Jerry Brode, vice chairman of Shut Fight Programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fireplace Management.

U.S. Marines with Marine Operational Take a look at and Analysis Squadron 1 (VMX-1) load a joint air-to-ground missile (JAGM) onto an AH-1Z Viper throughout an operational check at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, Dec. 6, 2021. VMX-1 fired and evaluated the JAGM to find out its suitability and effectiveness to help expeditionary superior base operations, reminiscent of conducting strike and Shut Air Help Missions.

JAGM combines its dual-mode seeker with the combat-proven HELLFIRE® missile bus to take precision engagement to the subsequent degree. JAGM will change the legacy Lockheed Martin-made HELLFIRE® Romeo and HELLFIRE® Longbow missiles. JAGM is a multi-sensor air-to-ground missile that’s backward suitable to the M299 launcher and, with acceptable integration upgrades, to all platforms (air, floor and maritime) that presently make use of HELLFIRE or Longbow missiles. JAGM boosts elevated commonality with rotor-wing and fixed-wing platforms throughout the providers together with the AH-64, MQ-1C, AH-1Z and doubtlessly, MQ-9, MH-60R/S, LCS and M-SHORAD. JAGM gives elevated lethality and operational flexibility to all platforms.

The multi-mode steering part presents enhanced efficiency on the battlefield. The twin-mode sensor combines improved Semi-Lively Laser (SAL) and millimeter wave (MMW) radar sensors offering precision strike and fire-and-forget functionality in opposition to stationary and shifting land and maritime and even airborne targets. This seeker allows JAGM customers to strike a number of targets, close to concurrently, with extra precision in hostile climate and obscured battlefield situations which will increase consumer survivability and effectiveness. To remain forward of adversary development, Lockheed Martin can also be investing in future JAGM product enhancements together with rising JAGM’s vary out to 16 km within the JAGM-Medium Vary variant. JAGM-MR practically doubles JAGM’s present vary with out impacting JAGM’s size or diameter. This important improve in functionality optimizes JAGM for multi-domain operations.