Lockheed Martin Corp. has been awarded a $15 million contract modification to ramp up the production of Joint Air-to-Ground Missiles (JAGMs).
According to the contract, the production will be increased from 50 to 100 missiles per month. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of March 30, 2022.
The U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC) at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity. Fiscal 2018 and 2019 procurement of ammunition, Army funds for the contract amount were obligated at the time of the award.
JAGM is a multi-sensor air-to-ground missile that is the successor to the combat-proven HELLFIRE Romeo and HELLFIRE Longbow missiles.
Backward compatible with all rotary-wing and fixed-wing platforms that fire the HELLFIRE family of missiles, JAGM employs a multi-mode guidance section that offers enhanced performance on the battlefield. The multimode seeker combines improved Semi-Active Laser and millimeter-wave radar sensors providing precision strike and fire-and-forget capability against stationary and moving land and maritime targets in adverse weather and obscured battlefield conditions.
The U.S. Army and U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a 24-month contract for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the JAGM program which included JAGM production, test qualification and integration on the AH-64E Apache and AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters. The EMD phase also established an initial low-rate manufacturing capability in support of three follow-on LRIP options.