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JASSM achieves final operational capability

Minister for Defence, Senator David Johnston, has stated that Final Operational Capability (FOC) had been achieved for Project AIR 5418, the AGM-158A Joint Air-to-Surface Stand-Off Missile (JASSM).

“The Joint Air-to-Surface Stand-Off Missile is now fully in service and is an extremely capable, long-range missile that meets the future requirements of Air Force,” Senator Johnston said. “Successful JASSM integration forms a key piece of the strike capability and ensures that Air Force can meet future operational demands.”

Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown AO, said the JASSM was designed to attack high-value, heavily defended targets such as hardened bunkers, or pinpoint objectives such as radar and communications sites. “This is a great achievement for Air Force and is a major milestone for our air combat capability,” Said Air Marshal Brown.


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