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JASSM Cruise Missile of the Future

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“We need some options on the table!” Yells a military commander sitting in the Pentagon.

“How about the option to hit them with stealth cruise missiles, sir?” Says a lowly defense analyst in the back.

“What did you say!?” Screams the general.

“Well sir, we can just have our jets launch these JASSM cruise missisles from about 230 miles out sir. No one is put at risk but them, and they cost $300,000 less than Tomohawk missiles. We’ll save some money and take out the targets.”

“Brilliant! Order the strikes. What did you say your name was? How would you like me to take you out to Chilis for some fajitas?”

JASSMAnd so goes the scenario in the Pentagon in 2009 once the JASSM (Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missile) stealth cruise missile goes into operational service. The missile has been in development since 1996, and the production costs have reached $3 bn so far. Never fear though, because these missiles actually cost less, and work better than their main competitor, the Tomohawk cruise missile. Stand-Off range is basically considered a range long enough to where we can attack them, but they can’t attack us. Brilliant indeed. The missile carries a 1000 lb warhead, and can be fitted with nuclear, chemical, conventional, or even biological warheads.

Check out this JASSM video produced by Lockheed.


Posted by Andrew   @   29 February 2008 20 comments

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Mar 3, 2008
8:38 pm
#1 Charlie :

JASSM cost less!! Ha! So, is that why the program was on the Nunn-McCurdy breach lost for cost overruns?

Nov 29, 2008
2:48 pm
#2 Alan :

this is very amazing but we need to know when will it be launched

Sep 12, 2009
8:14 am
#3 Ooookaaay :

The AGM-158 JASSM has been facing cost problems, but we need this missile. It is an important weapon system to the USAF. Unlike the larger AGM-86 ALCM used by our bombers, this can be launched from fighters and is stealthier.

Nov 23, 2009
3:45 pm
#4 Omega :

These technology will change how tactics of war in the future.

Nov 24, 2009
7:36 pm
#5 rus :

This is a pointless weapon when the MQ-9 can deliver a more accurate payload from an unmanned drone that has little radar signature itself plus it can adapt quickly to the changing battlefield environment.

Jan 10, 2010
12:28 am

That general sounds like a whiny bitch. He should take a chill pill, or look for other employment.

Feb 11, 2010
7:10 pm
#7 Brandon Adams :

Its amazing how our military technically evolve each day

Mar 13, 2010
9:45 pm
#8 michael :

a stealth aircraft that can reach its target undetected and fire a low observaby payload from a distance meaning the enemy is struck withought knowing what hit them and unable to quickly track the point of origin and since they cant track the incoming cruise missle they have little time to prepare. how can the general have a weapon system and not even know anything about it? maybe the officer should be promoted to take his place

Apr 30, 2010
8:29 am
#9 ant us :

k ii l u ob

Apr 27, 2011
5:58 pm
#10 dspanishrose :

O.K …People lets start thinking about new “IDEAS” and find creative ways to make our weapons more powerful/deceptive!….HOW ABOUT CREATING CLEAR WEAPONS! (the enemy can’t detect)….for example: clear jets made out of clear metal/hard plastic…. clear guns…. clear tanks….clear submarines (this one is powerful in water)… & etc,!…….here’s something to think about (if possible!)…–Why NOT?! —–IMAGINE?

Oct 4, 2011
1:47 am
#11 wow. :

^ Wow, you are a smart one aren’t you?

Nov 26, 2011
3:12 pm
#12 Pakistan Rules!!! :

Pakistan is no doubt the best in military technology!!! :)

Oct 26, 2013
1:47 am

Pakistan? ya, right…

Oct 26, 2013
1:49 am

I dont really think so.

Oct 26, 2013
1:50 am
#15 Afiliere :

Totally agree!

Nov 18, 2013
4:20 am

People lets start thinking about new “IDEAS” and find creative ways to make our weapons more powerful/deceptive!….HOW ABOUT CREATING CLEAR WEAPONS! (the enemy can’t detect)….for example: clear jets made out of clear metal/hard plastic…just saying!

Dec 21, 2013
1:16 am
#17 Noa Ruth :

We need to keep advancing as a nation in order to protect the US and pretty much everyone else. So I greatly approve and keep keen interests on the matter of developing weapons that keep our soldiers out of dangerous situations. In fact we should already have created missiles that execute from space orbit and space alike. Discovery 5 anyone…

Dec 21, 2013
1:17 am
#18 Noa Ruth :

We need to keep advancing as a nation in order to protect the US and pretty much everyone else. So I greatly approve and keep keen interests on the matter of developing weapons that keep our soldiers out of dangerous situations. In fact we should already have created missiles that execute from space orbit and space alike.

Dec 21, 2013
1:17 am
#19 Noa Ruth :

We need to keep advancing as a nation in order to protect the US and pretty much everyone else. So I greatly approve and keep keen interests on the matter of developing weapons that keep our soldiers out of dangerous situations. In fact we should already have created missiles that execute from space orbit and space alike. God bless America.

Jan 12, 2014
10:57 pm
#20 Idei cadouri :

Truly the missile of the future!

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