Ran in The Rocketeer on 3 September 1998
|TAILHOOK down, a Hornet carrying JASSM comes in for an arrested landing at Patuxent River's catapult and arrestment test site.|
Weapons Division engineers participating in the JASSM Catapult and Arrested Landings planning and testing include Jim Dixon, Linda Finco, Frank MacDonald, Dr. Thomas Stephens and John Poole.
JASSM is a joint Navy and Air Force program to provide a conventional, air-launched, standoff weapon that can destroy heavily defended, high-value, targets. JASSM can be employed on both Air Force and Navy aircraft for land and carrier-based operations. Carrier Operability is one of three Key Performance Parameters for the JASSM missile.
The Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile Program Office (ASC/YV) at Eglin AFB is the lead activity for JASSM development. The Program Manager for Conventional Strike Weapons (PMA-201) is the Navy program manager for JASSM, providing a JASSM Navy program director and support staff to the Joint Program Office at Eglin AFB.
J ASSM is completing Program Definition Risk Reduction Phase II and will enter engineering manufacturing development in November 1998.
Lockheed-Martin Integrated Systems of Orlando, Fla., is the prime contractor for the JASSM missile.