JASSM - Strength from a Distance
But the B-1 safely kept its distance, free from any trace of enemy fire. Then, with the push of a button, the B-1 simulated the release of its Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missiles (JASSM), designed to drop out of the sky like a bomb, sprout wings, and then race to their appointed target with pinpoint accuracy from more than 200 nautical miles away.
Target found. Target leveled. Enemy neutralized. The precision of JASSM effectively brings an end to an Air Force training run, dubbed Operation Chimichanga, over the skies of Alaska on April 4, 2012. The future gold standard for long-range missiles had been tested and passed with thundering success.
Strength from a Distance
Lockheed Martin’s answer was a missile that blended stealth and precision. Versatile enough to be deployed from a host of airplanes, from B-1s, B-2s and B-52s to F-15s, F-16s and F/A-18s, a JASSM cruises to its target autonomously. Its stealthy airframe eludes air defenses while an infrared seeker and anti-jam GPS guides the weapon to its target, delivering a powerful 1,000-pound warhead with unparalleled precision.