Double The Capability
This dual-mode weapon system combines our mature laser guidance kit with the latest inertial navigation system (INS)/GPS technology for precision strike against high priority fixed, relocatable and moving targets. By maintaining existing laser-guided bomb mass properties, outer mold line and compatibility with the existing airfoil group, Paragon effortlessly integrates with existing platforms that already employ JDAM-series weapons to avoid complex and costly aircraft operational flight program changes.
Our Paragon direct attack munition provides greater mission flexibility by minimizing impact to existing logistics infrastructure and handling, being fully compatible with 500-lb, 1,000-lb and 2,000-lb warheads, and offering an enhanced launch acceptability region that increases standoff range and cross-range capability. By increasing the inventory of dual-mode weapons, Warfighters will experience greater operational relative utility to hold all potential target sets at risk on every sortie, in nearly every tactical environment.
An Ideal Asset
We have designed our Paragon direct attack munition to be an ideal asset for U.S. and allied Warfighters. Successfully integrated and tested on the F/A-18, additional F/A-18 flight testing is underway. Integration and flight testing on the F-16 is on target for this year. Expect performance excellence and suitability for direct attack missions from Lockheed Martin’s Paragon direct attack munition.