Winged Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) testing completed by Boeing

ST. LOUIS, August 30 – Wind tunnel tests on a winged variant of Boeing’s Joint Direct Attack Munition Extended Range (JDAM-ER) completed in June have increased the prospects of tripling the glide range of JDAMs to over 40 miles were completed in June. The 500-pound unit fitted with a modular, unfolding wing kit, allows aircraft equipped with the low-cost guidance kit to engage targets from beyond the range of enemy air defenses.

The ’s modular design can be upgraded to with attachments such as laser sensors, GPS jamming immunity, and all-weather radar. Developed in partnership with the Commonwealth of Australia, first units of the -ER will be integrated into Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aircraft in Australia in early 2015.

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