Raytheon-Boeing Team Submits Proposal for US Army JAGM Programme

9 June 2011 (Last Updated June 9th, 2011 18:30)

Raytheon and Boeing have jointly submitted a proposal for the US Army joint air-to-ground missile (JAGM) competition programme. The team, with Raytheon as prime contractor, has already proved its capabilities in the JAGM technology demonstration phase with government and company-funded te

Raytheon and Boeing have jointly submitted a proposal for the US Army joint air-to-ground missile (JAGM) competition programme.

The team, with Raytheon as prime contractor, has already proved its capabilities in the JAGM technology demonstration phase with government and company-funded testing.

The team demonstrated success with the use of a proven, tri-mode seeker incorporating semi-active laser, uncooled imaging infrared and millimetre wave guidance.

Boeing advanced weapons and missile systems director Carl Avila said, "The team demonstrated that it is possible to give the warfighter a single rocket motor solution capable of withstanding the rigors of fixed and rotary-wing flight."

JAGM is being designed to offer the warfighter improved lethality, range, operational flexibility, supportability and cost savings.