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After a development program with stops and starts, the '''AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile''' entered production in 2009, and will be used by countries including the United States, Australia, the Netherlands  and South Korea. It is a medium-range (>250mi/370km) [[stealth]]y air-launched [[cruise missile]]. Its warhead is filled with the [[insensitive high explosive]], [[AFX-757]], and has [[hard target penetrator]] capability.
After a development program with stops and starts, the '''AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile''' entered production in 2009, and will be used by countries including the United States, Australia, the Netherlands  and South Korea. It is a long-range (>250mi/370km) [[stealth]]y air-launched [[cruise missile]]. Its warhead is filled with the [[insensitive high explosive]], [[AFX-757]], and has [[hard target penetrator]] capability.


The project, which began in 1995, is the successor to the AGM-137 Tri-Service Standoff Missile, which was cancelled due to excessive costs. This model is the result of a competition with [[Boeing | McDonnell Douglas (now part of Boeing)]], won by [[Lockheed Martin]].
The project, which began in 1995, is the successor to the AGM-137 Tri-Service Standoff Missile, which was cancelled due to excessive costs. This model is the result of a competition with [[Boeing | McDonnell Douglas (now part of Boeing)]], won by [[Lockheed Martin]].

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After a development program with stops and starts, the AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile entered production in 2009, and will be used by countries including the United States, Australia, the Netherlands and South Korea. It is a long-range (>250mi/370km) stealthy air-launched cruise missile. Its warhead is filled with the insensitive high explosive, AFX-757, and has hard target penetrator capability.

The project, which began in 1995, is the successor to the AGM-137 Tri-Service Standoff Missile, which was cancelled due to excessive costs. This model is the result of a competition with McDonnell Douglas (now part of Boeing), won by Lockheed Martin.

Production began in late 2001. It had problems during flight testing, leading to a hold on production in 2009. [1]

References

  1. Amy Butler (28 August 2009), "JASSM Production Gap Manageable, USAF Says", Aviation Week