USAF Signs Off $38 Million to Lockheed for JASSM-ER Wing Design
Lockheed Martin announced Wednesday it received an undefinitized contracting action from USAF in the amount of $37.7 million to continue its work on improving JASSM-ER wings for inclusion in production Lot 17. Undefinitized suggests there are still details or modifications that could be added to the contract as the scope of work becomes clearer. The new wing design aims to increase the range of the cruise missiles, currently set at over 500 nautical miles. "We've developed a novel design that provides additional standoff range to further increase pilot survivability in an anti-access, area-denial threat environment," said Jason Denney, program director for long range strike systems at Lockheed Martin,
in a release. "Our customers trust our already proven design and we look forward to enhancing its capabilities for warfighters."
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