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JSOW demonstrates networkability

written by australianaviation.com.au | February 19, 2010
A file image of JSOWs on an F/A-18. (Raytheon)
A file image of JSOWs on an F/A-18. (Raytheon)

A Raytheon AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1 successfully demonstrated the weapon’s ability to function in a networked environment when its Strike Common Weapon Datalink (SCWDL) communicated via Link-16 with an E-8C JSTARS aircraft recently.

The test verified the weapon’s ability to be re-targeted or guided to a moving target in flight, verifying its capability against moving maritime targets.

“The SCWDL has already demonstrated the capability to communicate with an F/A-18 fighter aircraft and the Littoral Surveillance Radar System surveillance aircraft,” said Phyllis McEnroe, Raytheon’s JSOW program director. “Equipped with the SCWDL, the JSOW C-1 will provide unprecedented connectivity and interoperability between sensor platforms, shooting platforms and weapons.”

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JSOW C-1 has a glide range of more than 100km and been acquired by the RAAF to equip its F/A-18F Super Hornets, the first of which is due to arrive in Australia in late March.

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JSOW demonstrates networkability

written by australianaviation.com.au | February 19, 2010
A file image of JSOWs on an F/A-18. (Raytheon)
A file image of JSOWs on an F/A-18. (Raytheon)

A Raytheon AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1 successfully demonstrated the weapon’s ability to function in a networked environment when its Strike Common Weapon Datalink (SCWDL) communicated via Link-16 with an E-8C JSTARS aircraft recently.

The test verified the weapon’s ability to be re-targeted or guided to a moving target in flight, verifying its capability against moving maritime targets.

“The SCWDL has already demonstrated the capability to communicate with an F/A-18 fighter aircraft and the Littoral Surveillance Radar System surveillance aircraft,” said Phyllis McEnroe, Raytheon’s JSOW program director. “Equipped with the SCWDL, the JSOW C-1 will provide unprecedented connectivity and interoperability between sensor platforms, shooting platforms and weapons.”

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JSOW C-1 has a glide range of more than 100km and been acquired by the RAAF to equip its F/A-18F Super Hornets, the first of which is due to arrive in Australia in late March.

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