Navy Plans to Arm F/A-18E/F, F-35C with Air Force’s JASSM-ER

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Unread post16 Jun 2021, 17:00

Navy Plans to Arm F/A-18E/F, F-35C with Air Force’s JASSM-ER Cruise Missile
15 Jun 2021 Richard R. Burgess

"ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy’s 2022 budget includes funds for a cruise missile that will be new to the Navy but has been in production for the U.S. Air Force. The 2022 budget proposes a procurement of 25 AGM-158B Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile Extended Range (JASSM-ER) cruise missiles.

“The Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile Extended Range (JASSM-ER)/AGM-158B will initially deploy on the F/A-18E/F. It will eventually be integrated on F-35C and future Navy strike fighter aircraft,” said Lt. Cmdr. Stephanie Turo, a Navy spokeswoman...."

Source: https://seapowermagazine.org/navy-plans ... e-missile/

USN axes JSOW ER in favour of JASSM-ER buy 09 Jun 2021 Richard Scott
https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news ... ssm-er-buy
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Unread post07 Jul 2021, 13:47

Seems like a good move, I get JSOW as an option in the toolbox (especially given internal carry) but JSOW-ER never made much sense to me.

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