CoAspire was pleased to see the US Air Force publicly request this week $31.596M in its FY19 Presidential Budget Request for the JAGM-F missile. The document, located online and pictured below is a new start of the weapon, a spiral improvement of the JAGM missile for Air Force fighter aircraft. According to the Air Force budget document published online this week:
Description: Joint Air-to-Ground Missile for Fixed Wing Aircraft (JAGM-F) is an improvement to the Army's JAGM which will allow the missile to be released from fixed wing aircraft in order to eliminate time sensitive moving targets and high value covered/sheltered targets. JAGM-F will be able to combat adverse weather/low visibility battlefield and countermeasure environments and austere communication environments and have the ability to engage multiple targets types near simultaneously in multiple engagement modes. Efforts include but are not limited to testing, qualification, and design/build demo components to production standards. Intent is to meet all BRU-55, BRU-57 and BRU-61 environments.
FY 2019 Base Plans: Exercise Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium (DOTC) contract. Model design and build, Jettison and Capture Analysis, Mechanical Design, Electronic Design and Testing, Electrical Packaging, software design and code development, weapons system integration, aircraft systems integration, test vehicle design and build, and test vehicle flight planning.