Poland gets U.S. State Department approval for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles with Extended Range

The U.S. State Department has approved a $200 million Foreign Military Sales contract to Poland for a delivery of Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles with Extended Range (JASSM-ER).

The U.S. State Department has approved a $200 million Foreign Military Sales contract to Poland for a delivery of 70 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles with Extended Range (JASSM-ER).

Poland already has the JASSM, which is the non-extended range version that can reach up to 370km.

JASSM utilizes a low-observable airframe designed to defeat various targets, to include enemy air defenses. The missile’s low-profile airframe is particularly important given the proliferation of sophisticated air defenses such as the S-300 (and newer variants).

The JASSM-ER incorporates a weapons data link (WDL) into the missile allowing for course corrections after launch.

The JASSM-ER can destroy targets up to 1,000km

The missile can be launched from Polish F-16C/D jets.

 

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