JSOW

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JSOWJoint Standoff Weapon
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for the Air Force and Navy, JSOW is a low-cost, 1,000-pound class launch-and-leave glide weapon with standoff capability.
The JSOW is a more complex J-weapon built by Raytheon (El Segundo, CA).
The unitary warhead AGM-154C variant of the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW), manufactured by Raytheon Co.
The American air strikes against Iraqi Soviet-produced Tall King and the French Volex early-warning radars on 16 February 2001 used Jsow guided bombs.
A beer-can sized submunition similar to the BLU-97/B could be loaded in CBU-87 canisters or AGM-154A JSOW bodies for easy, predictable dispensing.
There is a market for the cruise missiles types, [like] the Tomahawk, Storm Shadow, Apache, Jsow, that sort of thing, which are kind of silver bullet approaches; high-value, highly-defended, very sensitive targets are areas where you don't want to risk an aircrew, so a precision guided cruise type missile is the way to go.
Comparison of US Anti-armour Programmes Weapon Quantity TotalCost Unit (then-yr) Expenditure (JSOW)/BLU-108 5 955 $ 2369 m $ 387 820 (SFW) 4 237 $ 1434 m $ 338 447 (MLRS) 12 378 $ 3485 m $ 281 550 (Bat)/(ATACMS) 19 554 $ 4284 m $ 219 085 Longbow Hellfire 12 905 $ 2092 m $ 167 108 Javelin 26 956 $ 3324 m $ 123 312 (WAM) 33 991 $ 1708 m $ 50 249 (MPIM) 3 521 $ 147 m $ 41 750 (Sadarm) 50 000 $ 2057 m $ 41 140 Predator 18 190 $ 492 m $ 27 048 (M830) A1 76 000 $ 533 m $ 7 013 (M829) A3/E3 242 000 $ 1694 m $ 7 000 Volcano 184 000 $ 412 m $ 2 239 (Radam) 428 000 $ 194 m $ 453 M919 (25 mm round) 1 791 000 $ 242 m $ 135
They typically have large warheads -- both the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) and the Joint Stand- Off Weapon (JSOW) can carry 2000-lb.
Harm, Javelin, JSOW, MALD, SM-2/6, Maverick, Patriot, Paveway, Phalanx, RAM, ESSM, Stinger, and TOW.
Between programs like MALD-N and the Navy's first two network-enabled weapons--the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1, which delivered last year, and Harpoon Block II+, which is scheduled for IOC on the F/A-18 in July--"it's an extremely exciting time to be in the weapons business," Dougherty said.