Raytheon and Boeing announced today a joint effort to submit a proposal to answer the United States Army and Navy“™s call for a joint air-to-ground missile.
JAGM is designed to replace three systems, one of which is the Cold War-era Hellfire missile. Raytheon and Boeing claim the new JAGM offers increased mission success rates, range, supportability and cost reductions.
“The Raytheon Boeing team’s JAGM reuses existing technology and equipment to keep cost down and reliability high for the warfighter,” said Carl Avila, director of Boeing’s Advanced Weapons and Missile Systems.
The system features an integrated tri-mode seeker with semi active lasers, uncooled imaging infrared and millimeter wave guidance using components found in Raytheon“™s Small diameter bomb II and Boeing launchers.
The JAGM partnership completed the technology demonstration phase with a 3 for 3 record in guided test flights.
“Our proven solution offers the warfighter cost-effective technology at the lowest possible risk,” said Bob Francois, Raytheon vice president of Advanced Missiles and Unmanned Systems. “Our three successful JAGM government test shots prove the maturity of our missile system solution.”