Kongsberg Defence Systems (KONGSBERG) and Boeing recently completed a successful fit-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 test brings the JSM one step closer to Super Hornet compatibility.
The JSM is a 5th generation long-range stealthy precision strike missile for sea- and land targets. Boeings F- 18E/F multirole fighter is one of the most capable and successful international fighter platforms. KONGSBERG is proud to work with Boeing to offer JSM capability on F-18. The completion of the fit-check on F/A-18 F further validates the JSM compatibility with existing fleet of aircraft and provides a near term strong capability against advanced threats, says Harald Ånnestad, President Kongsberg Defence Systems.
KONGSBERG and Boeing plan to conduct wind tunnel testing for the Block II Super Hornet early next year.
About the Joint Strike Missile
JSM is designed as a long-range, low-observable stand-off weapon able to engage high threat land and naval targets.
Source: Kongsberg Gruppen
Date: Nov 29, 2013