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Pentagon doubles production of JAGM rockets for attack helicopters and drones

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Pentagon doubles production of JAGM rockets for attack helicopters and drones

The United States is ramping up production of new JAGM (Joint Air-to-Ground Missile) guided missiles. Lockheed Martin received a contract from the US Department of Defense to double the rate of production of these missiles. It is reported by the Pentagon press service.


The US Department of Defense has decided to double the production of JAGM air-to-ground missiles designed to equip AH-64E Apache Guardian, AH-64D Apache Longbow combat helicopters, as well as MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicles.

The value of Lockheed Martin’s base contract was increased by $ 15,54 million to increase the monthly production rate of JAGM missiles from 50 to 100 units. It is expected that work to modernize the company's production line in Orlando (Florida) will be completed by March 30 2022

- The Pentagon said in a statement.

The new JAGM-class rocket is an upgraded version of the AGM-114R Hellfire II guided missile, which, in turn, is the main aviation ammunition attack helicopters of the American army. The basic version of Hellfire, AGM-114, has been in service since 1985.

Structurally, the JAGM rocket is similar to AGM-114 Hellfire and is its further development. UR JAGM has a starting weight of 49 kg, a length of 1800 mm and a case diameter of 178 mm. The maximum launch range of the JAGM rocket is 8000 m (which corresponds to the distance of the Hellfire radar), and the maximum speed is 1,3М. In the future, it is planned to replace the engine with a more powerful one, which will increase the range of damage to 16 km. The missile is designed to destroy armored targets, patrol ships, artillery systems, missile launchers, position radars, control units and communication, fortifications, residential facilities infrastructure and administrative points of the enemy.
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  1. Operator
    Operator 14 December 2019 10: 27
    -10
    The maximum speed of 1,3 M - JAGM is lost at the time of KAZ / SAZ bully
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 14 December 2019 10: 33
      +17
      Just need to find a tank with KAZ first. Given that there are about 30 of them for the entire army. And then, in question, is there or not.
      1. loki565
        loki565 14 December 2019 11: 46
        +5
        Air defense, and not KAZ, should be fought with helicopters and UAVs, if any helicopter fires rockets into a tank with impunity, this is a one-goal game. As practice shows, even the old air defense copes with this quite
      2. Operator
        Operator 14 December 2019 13: 30
        -2
        No need to blunt - see T-72/90 with "Arena" and T-14 with "Afghanit".

        I didn't understand one thing - where is your ad for the subsonic "Spike"? bully
        1. donavi49
          donavi49 14 December 2019 13: 56
          +2
          Here is the T-14 probably. Again the questions are whether the complex is in operation or not.

          T-72s and 90s with the Arena are prototypes that the Moscow Region does not order. Parties for the Defense Ministry go without KAZ.
          1. Operator
            Operator 14 December 2019 14: 03
            +3
            KAZ / SAZ - a separate device, can be mounted on any previously released tank.

            See mounting "Trophy" on "Abrams".
            1. donavi49
              donavi49 14 December 2019 14: 22
              +4
              Maybe, but not mounted. Since 2015, the native Moscow Defense Ministry has strictly begun to demand TPV for tanks and infantry fighting vehicles. When even even the countries of the third world had quite a commercial quantity of equipment with TPV.

              KAZ for today is mass-produced and massively only in Israel. Small batch in the USA and Turkey. The rest, even leading countries, at the level of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation are several prototypes with unclear prospects.
              1. Operator
                Operator 14 December 2019 14: 38
                +2
                "Wait kids
                Give only the term
                There will be a squirrel for you,
                There will be a whistle "(C)
    2. VO3A
      VO3A 14 December 2019 15: 23
      +2
      The author of the article incorrectly cited the performance characteristics of the rocket:
      - the maximum launch range of 16 km for helicopters and 24 when used on aircraft and UAVs.

      https://vpk.name/library/f/jagm.html
      This missile has one drawback - it is very expensive and is ordered in small batches ...

      https://naukatehnika.com/mnogocelevaya-upravlyaemaya-raketa-jagm.html
      1. Nikolaevich I
        Nikolaevich I 14 December 2019 15: 52
        +1
        Quote: VO3A
        The author of the article incorrectly cited the performance characteristics of the rocket:

        Not quite so ... JAGM development is planned in 3 stages:
        Stage 1 (increment 1): creation of a two-channel homing head (GOS), combining a laser semi-active and a radar homing millimeter-wave range and integration of a new GOS with the missile part of the UR Hellfire-II and the multipurpose warhead of the UR AGM-114R. At this stage, we are essentially talking about the development of a modernized missile, which received the symbol Hellfire-III.
        Stage 2 (increment 2): equipping the JAGM rocket with a new three-channel seeker, combining radar, laser semi-active and thermal imaging homing channels. Increase flight range up to 12km.
        Stage 3 (increment 3): development of a new engine providing a firing range of up to 16 km when starting from a helicopter, and launching the JAGM missile launcher from multipurpose jet aircraft with a range of up to 28 km ...
        By the way, at the beginning of the development, it was assumed that 2 companies would participate in the creation of JAGM on a competitive basis, but then one firm was suspended ... but the "suspended" company for some time continued to develop for its own pittance ... what is being done now is not in the right direction ; because. lately have not been following the JAGM project
        1. VO3A
          VO3A 14 December 2019 16: 02
          0
          All these stages have been completed and a series of tests, too, I have provided links ... And there is plenty of information on the rocket ... Why do you need clarifications from the past? Many beautiful words without dates ...
          1. Nikolaevich I
            Nikolaevich I 14 December 2019 16: 11
            +1
            Quote: VO3A
            Why do you need clarifications from the past?

            It's just that the Author could cite data from the "past time" ... I meant that in my comment ...
  2. Starper-xnumx
    Starper-xnumx 14 December 2019 10: 28
    -1
    Lockheed Martin Corporation Base Contract Cost Increased by $ 15,54 Million

    You can’t understand their rich .. where do they get so many weapons from? he he
    1. bessmertniy
      bessmertniy 14 December 2019 10: 40
      +9
      For sale. So that all around would kill each other, and America would flourish hi
      1. DRM
        DRM 14 December 2019 22: 07
        +1
        Quote: bessmertniy
        For sale. So that all around would kill each other, and America would flourish hi

        Not "all" but only those who can afford such expenses.
        PS. Does Russia sell weapons "for love of art"?
    2. aszzz888
      aszzz888 14 December 2019 11: 23
      0
      Starper-777 Today, 10:28
      +1
      Lockheed Martin Corporation Base Contract Cost Increased by $ 15,54 Million

      You can’t understand their rich.. where did they get so many weapons from? he he

      hi ! "The rich" still all right - now you won't surprise anyone with this, but a rich terryuga (see mericatos) is already a tricky question.
    3. cniza
      cniza 14 December 2019 12: 04
      +3
      Quote: Starper-777
      Lockheed Martin Corporation Base Contract Cost Increased by $ 15,54 Million

      You can’t understand their rich .. where do they get so many weapons from? he he


      For sale Vitaliy, for sale ...
      1. Starper-xnumx
        Starper-xnumx 14 December 2019 16: 06
        -2
        Quote: cniza
        Quote: Starper-777
        Lockheed Martin Corporation Base Contract Cost Increased by $ 15,54 Million

        You can’t understand their rich .. where do they get so many weapons from? he he


        For sale Vitaliy, for sale ...

        Sell-sell .. Scheme famous Victor ... hi
  3. TARS_LOL
    TARS_LOL 14 December 2019 10: 36
    +4
    Quote: Operator
    The maximum speed of 1,3 M - JAGM is lost at the time of KAZ / SAZ bully

    It remains only to teach KAZ to shoot down missiles in the upper hemisphere.
    1. Operator
      Operator 14 December 2019 13: 32
      +1
      It remains only to teach JAGM to dive.
      1. Blackmokona
        Blackmokona 14 December 2019 13: 39
        +1
        https://topwar.ru/1120-rossijskoe-pvo-bezzashhitno-pered-raketoj-jagm.html
        Companies Raytheon and Boeing for the first time published a video of live firing with the latest JAGM missile.
        .......
        The video clearly shows how the rocket leaves the launch guide with a climb and hits the target with dive.
        1. Operator
          Operator 14 December 2019 13: 50
          +1
          The Arena's dead end is 0 (zero) angular degrees.
          1. Uncle Izya
            Uncle Izya 14 December 2019 17: 19
            +1
            How do you know?
            1. Operator
              Operator 14 December 2019 19: 06
              +2
              The patent shows a counter-munition airborne turn on the target (after starting from the cell) using pulsed solid-propellant rocket engines left and right and up and down.
  4. knn54
    knn54 14 December 2019 10: 36
    -8
    Generator EMP "Satchel-E" for your modernization.
  5. TARS_LOL
    TARS_LOL 14 December 2019 10: 38
    0
    Quote: knn54
    Generator EMP "Satchel-E" for your modernization.

    Can they immediately throw out the white flag and surrender because of the "Satchel"?
    1. knn54
      knn54 14 December 2019 10: 55
      0
      TARS_LOL (TARS). Do not understand. Yesterday was a Friday or a dropper?
  6. rufaqn
    rufaqn 14 December 2019 10: 43
    +2
    I went to the site from the phone, as we say a completely ambiguous picture turned out on top of the Apache in flight, below Mi to the top of the belly.
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    1. Kirill Dou
      Kirill Dou 14 December 2019 11: 57
      +4
      You do not understand. Russian weapons are sowing peace and order on the planet, this is only American vilely killing laughing
      1. businessv
        businessv 14 December 2019 12: 17
        +6
        Quote: Kirill Dou
        Russian weapons are sowing peace and order on the planet, this is only American vilely killing

        A little emphasis was placed incorrectly, colleague, - Russian weapons restore peace and order on the planet, and American commits many murders in order to extract its own profit. Something like this. hi
        1. Kirill Dou
          Kirill Dou 14 December 2019 13: 28
          -2
          laughing laughing Yes Yes)
        2. DRM
          DRM 14 December 2019 22: 13
          0
          Quote: businessv
          Quote: Kirill Dou
          Russian weapons are sowing peace and order on the planet, this is only American vilely killing

          A little emphasis was placed incorrectly, colleague, - Russian weapons restore peace and order on the planet, and American commits many murders in order to extract its own profit. Something like this. hi

          Well, the political commander came and correctly placed the accents. In the spirit of "recent decisions" and according to the guidance of Channel One laughing
      2. valeryb
        valeryb 14 December 2019 20: 01
        +1
        Quote: Kirill Dou
        You do not understand. Russian weapons are sowing peace and order on the planet, this is only American vilely killing laughing
        You do not understand, American weapons are sold for money, and weapons from Russia are for nothing. Or at the expense of retirees.
  8. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 14 December 2019 10: 56
    +2
    Well, the rich have their quirks. Replacing Hellfire is no less hellish ... They also speed up production. Are the supplies being prepared? In case of a serious war?
    1. Tusv
      Tusv 14 December 2019 12: 12
      +1
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Stocks cook? In case of a serious war?

      Well, American democracy is always in serious danger. But there is still a contract for 100 gigabaks with the Saudis
  9. Valery Valery
    Valery Valery 14 December 2019 10: 58
    -4
    A good rocket, but the indicated range is overestimated.
    8 km is the maximum flight range (actually 8.7 km). But the actual range of combat use is 5-5.5 km (taking into account the guidance system) for a single target, in good weather conditions.
    1. VO3A
      VO3A 16 December 2019 21: 02
      -1
      Your charisma is overestimated ... The missile was tested at maximum ranges of 16 and 24 km ... No need to blunt ...
      1. Valery Valery
        Valery Valery 16 December 2019 22: 10
        -1
        Quote: VO3A
        Your charisma is overestimated ... The missile was tested at maximum ranges of 16 and 24 km ... No need to blunt ...

        Foolish !!! Another Internet daredevil, and even a specialist, and for a word does not go into your pocket! Straight coolie ...
  10. maidan.izrailovich
    maidan.izrailovich 14 December 2019 11: 07
    0
    Pentagon doubles production ....

    Byad, byad .... with these headings.
    I did not know that the Pentagon has its own production. lol
    In the article itself, everything is correctly stated.
  11. Andrey83
    Andrey83 14 December 2019 11: 10
    +2
    In the future, it is planned to replace the engine with a more powerful one, which will increase the destruction range to 16 km.
    What is it like?
    1. Sky strike fighter
      Sky strike fighter 14 December 2019 11: 29
      +1
      This is the same as ours. Just put a new engine.
      At the moment, the maximum range of destruction of Russian guided missiles for helicopters reaches 15 km, as reported by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on March 11 at a meeting of the State Duma Committee on Defense.


      Well, on the way, something far-reaching, as I understand Hermes-A. If I'm not mistaken of course.
      "For the Mi-28NM, a new missile," product 305 ", is being created, designed for round-the-clock destruction of armored vehicles and reinforced concrete fortifications. The missile's range is more than 25 km," the agency's source said. The source added that one helicopter will be able to carry up to eight of these missiles (four on each pylon).

      According to the interlocutor, the rocket will fly to the target according to the onboard inertial navigation system, information about the location of the target will be entered into the system’s memory at the time of launch from the helicopter. Mi-28NM, in turn, will receive the coordinates of the target from its means of detection or from a unified command and control system.

      In the final phase of the flight, the interlocutor explained, "the new missile will include a homing head to detect a target in a given area and hit." The helicopter will be able to receive a video signal from the rocket over a protected radio information command line, the source added.


      https://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/6236432
      1. Andrey83
        Andrey83 14 December 2019 11: 52
        -1
        Just an increase in power leads, as a rule, to an increase in fuel consumption, because the speed of the product should increase from this, and accordingly the resistance will also increase. And here, the power grows and at the same time the range is 2 times.
        I am wrong?
        1. VO3A
          VO3A 16 December 2019 20: 59
          -1
          Why these dances ... The rocket was tested and built and the range of 16 and 24 km, respectively ... The author raves and uses materials five years ago ... He does not like it and he lies ... And you are led into this patriotic lie ...
  12. DAC scratch
    DAC scratch 14 December 2019 11: 14
    0
    Quote: Mountain Shooter
    Well, the rich have their quirks. Replacing Hellfire is no less hellish ... They also speed up production. Are the supplies being prepared? In case of a serious war?

    yeah, as many as 100 pieces a month, campaigning in general with the whole world gathered to fight wassat
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  14. TARS_LOL
    TARS_LOL 14 December 2019 11: 18
    0
    Quote: DAC scratch
    Quote: TARS_LOL
    Quote: bessmertniy
    For sale. So that all around would kill each other, and America would flourish hi

    But is Russia not doing the same? She, as it were, takes second place in arms sales, after the United States.

    we have holy weapons, do not forget

    And it has no analogues, how could I forget.)
    1. Kirill Dou
      Kirill Dou 14 December 2019 12: 12
      -4
      Exactly! It’s as if you’re not in VO, by golly))
  15. Vadim237
    Vadim237 14 December 2019 11: 21
    -5
    Our armored vehicles cannot compete with this new missile, even the T 14 in flight will be with all its protection.
  16. Mentat
    Mentat 14 December 2019 11: 30
    0
    Quote: TARS_LOL
    Quote: Operator
    The maximum speed of 1,3 M - JAGM is lost at the time of KAZ / SAZ bully

    It remains only to teach KAZ to shoot down missiles in the upper hemisphere.

    Afghanite knows how to "softkil". And his DZ detects ammunition approaching from above by induction.
  17. TARS_LOL
    TARS_LOL 14 December 2019 11: 34
    -3
    Quote: Mentat
    Quote: TARS_LOL
    Quote: Operator
    The maximum speed of 1,3 M - JAGM is lost at the time of KAZ / SAZ bully

    It remains only to teach KAZ to shoot down missiles in the upper hemisphere.

    Afghanite knows how to "softkil". And his DZ detects ammunition approaching from above by induction.

    What else can he do? Can I brew coffee yet? Maybe for a start it's worth showing how he does it, and not telling tales?
  18. cniza
    cniza 14 December 2019 12: 02
    +1
    Pentagon doubles production of JAGM rockets for attack helicopters and drones


    Everything is not enough for them, where they come to establish "democracy".
  19. TARS_LOL
    TARS_LOL 14 December 2019 12: 24
    -1
    Quote: businessv
    Quote: Kirill Dou
    Russian weapons are sowing peace and order on the planet, this is only American vilely killing

    A little emphasis was placed incorrectly, colleague, - Russian weapons restore peace and order on the planet, and American commits many murders in order to extract its own profit. Something like this. hi

    Double standards, they are.
  20. parkello
    parkello 14 December 2019 15: 37
    0
    only 150.000 Baku. evergreens for 1 rocket ... but in Russia they can’t create an analogue for the same money? These missiles significantly facilitate the work of the navigator operator. Yes, and the pilot too ... maybe it's time to think and start to create about the same rocket for their Air Force? even if not for 150.000 bucks, but at least for 50.000 ... they will pay for themselves.
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 14 December 2019 17: 11
      +2
      This missile has a triple homing head: radar, television and infrared started up - forgot, started up - retargeted, held before getting into tv control mode. A similar missile for the Russian Armed Forces is damn expensive.
      1. Nikolaevich I
        Nikolaevich I 15 December 2019 03: 41
        +3
        Quote: Vadim237
        This missile has a triple homing head: radar, television and infrared ...

        Maybe: radar, infrared, laser? what
        1. Vadim237
          Vadim237 15 December 2019 16: 30
          0
          On such missiles, TV guidance is also used in conditions of rain dust fog, laser guidance is not effective, and there is also no possibility to control the operator of the rocket flight.
      2. parkello
        parkello 15 December 2019 10: 50
        0
        dear satisfaction belay ? Vadim. When it comes to lagging behind in this area, moreover, with a very losing coefficient in the field of arms sales for export. There can be no talk of any cost for (especially for) the Russian Air Force. she (this rocket) is needed like air ... and you tell me about the money now. winked I'm shocked ... sad what money measures the number of wrecked, enemy vehicles for the same length of time on the battlefield? when you shoot at a group of cars, you fall into one. And the rest manage to escape or strike back during this time ...?
  21. rocket757
    rocket757 14 December 2019 16: 37
    0
    The question is solved simply / difficult! It is necessary to bring down the CARRIERS! Those. Air defense must cover EVERYTHING. and ALL!
    The problem is solved for a well-equipped army.
    No matter how many rockets there are, without carriers it’s pfe!
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 14 December 2019 17: 15
      0
      There are SAM Pine for such tasks.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 14 December 2019 19: 16
        0
        Quote: Vadim237
        There are SAM Pine for such tasks.

        The "pine" has limitations. The helicopter detects a target and fires a rocket from a distance! This means that a system with the best performance characteristics or aviation cover is needed against him!
        In general, complex problem solving always gives the best result! It is expensive, but in such cases, saving is a LOSS, or even a loss to a more "expensive" enemy.
        1. Vadim237
          Vadim237 15 December 2019 16: 31
          0
          At least he will detect and knock down flying birds.
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 15 December 2019 17: 55
            0
            This is not guaranteed, there is always a percentage of misses.
            Both one way and the other.
            Nobody wants to be in these percentages.