DOD softens JAGM warfighting requirement in bid to avoid cost growth

By Jason Sherman / December 8, 2017 at 6:54 PM
Pentagon top brass last year relaxed a key warfighting requirement for the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile program at the request of the Army, which did not believe the $7.1 billion Hellfire-replacement program being developed by Lockheed Martin could meet its inflight reliability criteria, according to the Defense Department inspector general. In August 2016, the Joint Requirements Oversight Council -- which in 2012 identified seven JAGM key performance parameters deemed "critical or essential" -- granted the new air-launched missile program relief from...

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