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JASSM Faces Cloudy Future

October 29 2007

An AGM-158 Joint Air-To-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) is launched
by a U.S. B-2 Spirit bomber during trials at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

For years, the Pentagon has been seeking an affordable standoff cruise missile that can take out enemy air defenses early in a conflict. That role was supposed to have been filled by the Air Force's next-generation cruise missile.

The Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM), an autonomous, long-range, conventional, air-to-ground,...



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