Air Force to procure 268 Joint Strike Missiles over five years

By Shelley K. Mesch / March 16, 2023 at 10:27 AM

The Air Force plans to buy 268 Norwegian-made Joint Strike Missiles over the next five years, according to a notice posted Wednesday.

The service announced its plan to buy 48 of the missiles with the release of its fiscal year 2024 budget request Monday.

The service plans to procure 50, 54, 57 and 59 in the four years following, according to the notice.

The JSM is complementary to the service’s ammunition capabilities and will work as a “bridge” until more Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles can be procured, Maj. Gen. Mike Greiner, deputy assistant secretary for budget, told reporters in a briefing Friday.

The service is conducting research and seeking input from businesses with potential to support the JSM System Program office, according to the sources-sought notice.