Marines fire JAGM from AH-1Z in bid to deploy weapon, proceed with full-rate production

By Jason Sherman / December 2, 2021 at 2:19 PM
The Marine Corps last month executed a key test -- previously delayed by software glitches that last year tripped up plans for a full-rate production decision of the $8.2 billion Joint Air-to-Ground Missile program -- firing the next-generation, airborne launched weapon from an AH-1Z Viper helicopter as part of an effort to integrate the weapon on the maritime aircraft fleet. Personnel from Marine Operational Test & Evaluation Squadron 1 (VMX-1) conducted the JAGM operational test Nov. 3-7 at Eglin Air...

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