Army Confirms New Guided Missile Will Use Hellfire 'Back-End'

By Justin Doubleday / January 5, 2015 at 2:13 PM
The Army has confirmed it will base the Joint Air-To-Ground Missile on Lockheed Martin's Hellfire weapon, favorably positioning the Bethesda, MD-based contractor in a competition expected to begin at the end of this month. The missile will consist of a newly developed guidance section mated to the back-end of a Hellfire Romeo missile bus, the Army announced in a Jan. 5 notice posted to the Federal Business Opportunities website. The back-end includes the motor, warhead and associated electronics. The request...

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