Navy Postpones JSOW-B Procurement; Seeks to Shift Funds to Other Variants

By Adam J. Hebert / July 24, 2002 at 5:00 AM
FARNBOROUGH, ENGLAND -- The Navy has decided to postpone indefinitely all purchases of the anti-armor "B" variant of the Raytheon-built Joint Standoff Weapon, Navy Capt. Robert Wirt, the JSOW program manager, said here yesterday. The Navy will still perform operational testing on JSOW-B next January, enabling possible future purchases. Instead of buying more than 1,000 JSOW-Bs as was planned in the fiscal year 2003 budget request, the Navy instead hopes to funnel the money into accelerated (and possibly enlarged) programs...

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