21 February 2014
Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) said it has demonstrated the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) dual-mode guidance section engaging a laser-designated moving target during an internally funded flight test at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
The rail-mounted JAGM guidance section flew six kilometers, engaged its precision-strike, semi-active laser and hit the moving target. The flight test, which was part of Lockheed Martin´s internal research and development program, is an important risk reduction milestone critical to Lockheed Martin´s performance on the US Army´s 27-month Continued Technology Development (CTD) program.
Lockheed Martin´s JAGM guidance section will be manufactured on the existing HELLFIRE production line. The modularity and open architecture of Lockheed Martin´s JAGM design readily support a low-risk spiral to a tri-mode seeker, should the Army´s Incremental acquisition Strategy require it in the future.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. Its website is at http://www.lockheedmartin.com.