DIAMETER:.............. 7 inches
WINGSPAN: . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 inches
PROPULSION: . . . . . . . . . . . ; solid-fuel;rocket;motor
WARHEAD: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ; blast;fragmentation
CONTRACTOR: . . . . . . . . . . ; Raytheon;Missile;Systems
AGM- 154 JOINT STANDOFF WEAPON (JSOW)
BRIEFING: The AGM- 154 JSOW precision strike weapon is
a 1,000-pound air-to-surface missile that carries several
lethal packages. The standoff range of 12 to approximately 70
nautical miles allows JSOW to remain outside the threat envelopes of enemy point defenses while effectively engaging and
destroying targets. JSOW is integrated on the F/A-18C/D/E/F,
F- 16, F-15E, B- 52, B-1B and B- 2 aircraft. Integration is under
way on the F- 35 Lightning II.
The JSOW family consists of multiple weapon variants. The
AGM-154A configuration is used to attack soft targets. A modified version, the AGM-154A- 1, includes a BLU- 111 warhead.
The AGM-154A was employed by Navy F/A-18s against targets
in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom and in
Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. More than 400 AGM-
154As have been used in combat.
The AGM-154C variant incorporates a 500-pound broach
blast/fragmentation/penetrator warhead effective against
fixed-point targets. This variant uses an uncooled, long-wave
imaging IR seeker with autonomous target acquisition for precise targeting. The latest variant, the JSOW C- 1, is the Navy’s
first air-to-ground network-enabled weapon capable of attacking stationary land and moving maritime targets. It retains the
GPS/INS guidance, terminal IR seeker, payload and standoff of
JSOW-C while incorporating a Link 16 weapon data link and
moving maritime target algorithms. The JSOW C- 1 achieved IOC
in June 2016.
JSOW A, A- 1, C, C- 1
LENGTH: ................ 13. 3 feet
WEIGHT: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,065 pounds (approx.)
RANGE: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ; low-altitude,; 12;nautical;miles;;high-altitude,
WARHEADS:. . . . . . . . . . . . . ; AGM-154A/145;BLU- 97;combined-effects;bomblets;;
AGM-154A- 1,;500-pound;BLU- 111;warhead;;AGM-
CONTRACTOR: . . . . . . . . . . ; Raytheon;Missile;Systems;
GBU-31/32/38/54 JOINT DIRECT
ATTACK MUNITION (JDAM)
BRIEFING: JDAM is a GPS-aided INS guidance kit. When
paired with general purpose or penetrator bomb bodies, it
converts the unguided free-fall bombs into precision-guided
“smart” munitions. JDAM improves the accuracy of unguided
bombs in any weather condition. It can be employed from
every Navy and Marine Corps fighter-attack aircraft.
There currently are five JDAM configurations: GBU- 31 with
a 2,000-pound MK84 or BLU- 117 blast-fragmentation warhead;
GBU- 31 with a 2,000-pound BLU- 109 hard-target penetration
warhead; GBU- 32 with a 1,000-pound MK83 or BLU- 110 blast-fragmentation warhead; GBU- 38 with a 500-pound MK82,
BLU- 111 blast-fragmentation warhead or BLU- 126 low-collateral-damage warhead; and the Laser JDAM (GBU- 54)
that incorporates a Precision Laser Guidance Set (PLGS) with
a 500-pound MK82, BLU- 111 blast-fragmentation warhead or
BLU- 126 low-collateral-damage warhead.
Aircraft employing integrated JDAM weapons are capable
of prosecuting ground targets with great accuracy. JDAM utilizes INS and GPS equipment combined with a proportional
navigation control system for guidance. Target coordinates can
be loaded into the aircraft before takeoff, manually after takeoff and automatically through target designation with onboard
sensors. This information is passed from the aircraft to the
weapon during prelaunch transfer alignment.
JDAM can be launched from very low to very high altitudes in a dive, toss or loft and in straight and level flight
with an on-axis or off-axis delivery. JDAM enables multiple
weapons to be directed against single or multiple targets on
a single pass. Once released, the JDAM navigates to the target
autonomously. In its most accurate mode, when GPS data is
available, the JDAM system will have an area of error of less
than 5 meters (about 17 feet).
GBU- 54 Laser JDAM significantly enhances operational
flexibility by adding a field-installed Semi-Active Laser to
the standard JDAM configuration. Laser JDAM retains JDAM’s
capability to engage fixed targets in any weather condition,
while adding a clear-weather capability to engage fast-moving
and maneuvering targets.
JDAM and Laser JDAM are integrated with B-1B, B-2A,
B-52H, AV-8B, A- 10, F-15E, F/A-18A+/C/D/E/F, F-16C/D and
F-22A aircraft. Follow-on integration efforts are under way to
evaluate compatibility with the F-35A/B/C and MQ- 9 Reaper
unmanned aerial vehicle. Additionally, the Navy is on track to
deliver a GBU- 56, 2,000-pound JDAM penetrator with PLGS, to
the fleet in 2020.
GBU- 31 GBU- 31 GBU- 32 GB-38/B GBU- 54
(V)2/B (V)4/B (V)2/B
LENGTH: ............ 12. 7 ....... 12. 4 ....... 9. 95 ........ 7. 7 ......... 8
WEIGH T;(avg.):; 2,085 . . . . . 2, 162 . . . . . 1,031 . . . . . . .590 . . . . . . .581
CON TRAC TOR: . . . . . . . . . . ; Boeing;Co.
BRIEFING: Navy and Marine Corps strike aircraft employ
Mk80/BLU-series bombs and BLU-109/116 penetrator warheads configured with laser guidance kits. The Computer
Control Group (CCG) and laser detector fitted to the nose
of the bomb responds to illumination of the target by a
laser-targeting pod and sends flight control inputs to the
bomb’s fins to adjust trajectory. The BLU-126/B warhead, a
Low-Collateral-Damage Bomb (LCDB), was developed by the