Lockheed Martin's JASSM® Completes Lot 6 Reliability Assessment Program Testing

   Lockheed Martin's JASSM® Completes Lot 6 Reliability Assessment Program
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PR Newswire

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 14, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT)
Joint Air-to-Surface StandoffMissile (JASSM^®) recently completed Reliability
Assessment Program (RAP) Lot 6 testing with two final flights.

The tests met success criteria and demonstrated the effectiveness of hardware
enhancements to Lot 6 missiles.

In the first test, a B-52 at the Utah Test and Training Range released a JASSM
from 35,000 feet traveling at Mach 0.71. In the second test at White Sands
Missile Range, N.M., a B-1B released JASSM from 25,000 feet traveling at Mach
0.85. Both 2,000-pound cruise missiles navigated through preplanned routes
before destroying their intended fixed targets.

"These flight tests validate our ongoing efforts to enhance JASSM's
capability, dependability and affordability," said Dave Melvin, long range
strike systems senior program manager at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire
Control. "The JASSMs used in these tests are identical to the missiles that
would be used on the battlefield, with the exception of some additional
instrumentation to measure performance."

The successful RAP tests follow several JASSM program milestones, including
contract awards for U.S. Air Force Lot 10 missiles, integration into the
Finnish F/A-18 fleet and integration into the U.S. Air Force F-15E fleet.

JASSM is an autonomous, air-to-ground, precision-guided standoff missile
designed to meet the needs of U.S. and allied warfighters. Armed with a
penetrator and blast-fragmentation warhead, JASSM cruises autonomously, day or
night, in all weather conditions. The missile employs an infrared seeker and
enhanced digital anti-jam Global Positioning System to find specific points on
targets.

JASSM is integrated on the U.S. Air Force's B-1, B-2, B-52, F-16 and F-15E.
Internationally, JASSM is integrated on the F/A-18A/B for the Royal Australian
Air Force. Future integration efforts will focus on the U.S. and international
versions of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft and other
international platforms.

Produced at the company's manufacturing facility in Troy, Ala., Lockheed
Martin has assembled more than 1,200 JASSMs for testing and operational use
toward a total objective of 4,900 JASSM missiles.

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control is a 2012 recipient of the U.S.
Department of Commerce's Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for
performance excellence. The Malcolm Baldrige Award represents one of the
highest honors that can be awarded to American companies for achievement in
leadership, strategic planning, customer relations, measurement, analysis,
workforce excellence, operations and business results.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and
aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is
principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture,
integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and
services. The Corporation's net sales for 2012 were $47.2 billion.

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