(Orlando, FL., September 22, 2008) -- A Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) successfully completed a Product Upgrade Verification (PUV) flight test on September 18 atWhite Sands Missile Range, NM. The missile successfully navigated through a preplanned route and struck its intended target.
The PUV flight tests are designed to test new hardware. The primary test objective of this flight was to demonstrate Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver performance in a jamming environment.
"This flight test successfully demonstrated the continued missile reliability and performance of JASSM's anti-jam GPS," said Randy Bigum, vice president of Strike Weapons at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "JASSM's ability to function in a jamming environment is one of its major benefits to our Warfighters."