Boeing and Kongsberg Complete JSM Check on F/A-18 Super Hornet
Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Kongsberg Defense Systems of Norway recently completed a successful check of the Joint Strike Missile (JSM) on an F/A-18F Super Hornet at the Boeing St. Louis facility to ensure the weapons fit on the aircraft's external pylons.
The JSM, which is being designed and built by Kongsberg, is a long-range, low-observable stand-off weapon able to engage land and naval targets. The test brings the JSM one step closer to Super Hornet compatibility.
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"The JSM would give our international and domestic customers another potential air-to-surface weapon option designed to outpace advanced sea and land threats," said Paul Summers, Boeing F/A-18 Innovation & Capability Growth director.
Boeing and Kongsberg plan to conduct wind tunnel testing on a Block II Super Hornet early next year.
Source : The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA)