Raytheon Completes Second Successful Engine Test of Joint Standoff Weapon Extended Range

SAN DIEGO , Feb. 5, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- The Joint Standoff Weapon Extended Range missile moved one step closer to powered flight testing when Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) successfully conducted a second ground test of the JSOW-ER engine at the...

More than 400 JSOW-As have been used in combat operations, including Iraqi Freedom. The AGM-154C, or JSOW-C variant, incorporates an imaging infrared seeker for high precision and a multistage warhead, which has both a blast- fragmentation and hard-target penetration effect.

JSOW-C is in full-rate production and achieved initial operational capability in February 2005 with the U. S. Navy and Marine Corps. It is currently being produced for U.S. Navy and Marine Corps' F/A-18 Hornets and has been ordered by Poland and Turkey for use on F-16 Fighting Falcons.

The JSOW AGM-154C-1 variant recently entered the system design and development phase.

The JSOW program recently celebrated six years of uninterrupted and on- time deliveries, with more than 3,000 weapons produced.

SOURCE Raytheon Company