Lockheed Martin Wins Contract for JASSM Production

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    U.S. Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin $302 Million for JASSM and JASSM-ER Production


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    ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 16, 2015 –
    Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a $302.2 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for continued production of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM®) and its Extended Range (ER) version.

    The Lot 14 contract includes 146 baseline JASSMs for U.S. and international partners, 140 JASSM-ER missiles for the U.S., as well as data, tooling and test equipment. The award brings the total number of missiles under contract to more than 2,600.

    http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/ne...d-martin-302-million-jassm-er-production.html
     
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    Let's hope CHAMP gets some love too! Either the old ALCM or the JASSM is being pegged as the body for the CHAMP Payload:



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    What I love about these types of weapons is that you can neutralize the enemy without causing tears for someone's Mother. I hope future warfare really takes place in the electronic domain.
     
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    Well maybe, exploding power transformers are a problem, even household electronics without surge protection are prone to fire or explosions when overloaded with a surge of electrical energy.. EMPs pump out a lot of energy, they could also override pacemakers and other medical equipment. Some casualties are going to happen, but it makes the conflict a whole lot shorter.



    EMPs, I wonder about their effectiveness against hardened military electronics? Against civilian infrastructure? Very effective. Against a military that's planning for their use? I'm not so certain.
     
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    I know a guy who works in cyber and he specialises in infrastructure security, he says that essentially all of our industrial controllers and everyone else's are very vulnerable to cyber attacks. The reason why is because a lot of the industrial control systems were designed and programmed back in the 1980's when there was not as much emphasis on security as there is today. I guess it is similar to IoT devices where people just build them without thinking about security.

    Yes it would be interesting to know how effective all of these EW and cyber tools are against hardened military electronics that are designed with security in mind from the ground up. Honestly we will never know until a war between technologically advanced powers occurs. Until that happens all we will hear is that they could potentially be vulnerable which happens to be the case with everything.
     
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