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RAAF takes first JSOW

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 6, 2009

The RAAF has taken delivery of its first Raytheon AGM-154C Joint StandOff Weapon (JSOW C) for its F/A-18F Super Hornet fleet which starts to enter service next year.

The JSOW C is a precision guided land attack glide weapon with a range of more than 130km. Its seeker is a terminal infrared seeker slaved to an integrated GPS-inertial navigation system.

The RAAF has also ordered the enhanced JSOW C-1 from 2010 which adds a datalink allowing the weapon to attack moving targets such as ships, giving the Super Hornet a stand-off maritime attack capability.

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