JASSM-ER missile achieves full operational capability
ORLANDO. The Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) – Extended Range (ER) recently achieved full operational capability on the F-15E Strike Eagle, flown by the U.S. and allied nations' air forces, according to a statement from missile maker Lockheed Martin.
With the "fully operational" green light, the F-15E Strike Eagle becomes the first Universal Armament Interface (UAI)-compliant platform to field JASSM-ER; UAI-compliant aircraft feature standardized interfaces to support integration of future weapons.
"Fielding on the F-15E Strike Eagle expands JASSM-ER's mission flexibility," said Jeffrey Foley, program director of Long-Range Strike Systems at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "With its greater than 500 nautical-mile standoff range and planned block upgrades currently in work, JASSM-ER provides an impressive tactical advantage for U.S. and allied warfighters."
JASSM-ER and its predecessor JASSM can be used in all weather conditions, use an infrared seeker, and employ enhanced digital antijam GPS to dial into specific points on targets.