USAF F-15E with 5 AGM-158 JASSM, 2 Sparrow and Sindwinder AAM
Mounting the AGM-158 JASSM to the external fuel tank mount of the F-15E fighter requires a specially designed mechanism. At the same time, the aircraft still carries 2 short-range air-to-air missiles and 2 medium-range AAM, in total it can carry 9 missiles in a single opeartion.
Although F-15 born nearly 50 years ago, the power of the “Attack Eagle” F-15E is said to be still superior to many opponents in the world, now with a large number of AGM-158 JASSM missiles, Strike Eagle has become more and more updated. dangerous part.
AGM-158 JASSM is an upgrade from AGM-154 JSOW, officially put into service by the US Army in the mid-1990s, this is essentially a stealthy cruise missile equipped with a jet engine. Super long-range, enough to overcome all the most advanced air defense systems.
The AGM-158 JASSM missile is equipped with a Teledyne CAE J402 jet engine that allows operating over a large area for a longer time.
The missile body is designed with stealth capabilities and infrared shielding measures that make it difficult to detect from a long distance by radar systems.
The AGM-158 is equipped with a very sophisticated navigation system that combines updated INS inertial guidance from the GPS global positioning system with an infrared sensor for finding and locking the target at the end.
Even it can carry an electronic counter measure pod
The missile is also equipped with a data link that updates the status of the flight during the flight to change the target at the last moment if necessary.
Significant engine and aerodynamic improvements make the AGM-158 JASSM a range of up to 370 km and up to 1,000 km with the JASSM-ER variant.
The AGM-158 JASSM operates as an air-launched ground-attack cruise missile. The range of the AGM-158 missile has exceeded the reach of most modern air defense systems today, helping the aircraft, who carrying it not to enter the danger zone.
The ability to stealth and the new generation of jet engines is quieter, able to operate at low altitudes below the radar detection altitude range, allowing the missile to suddenly launch an attack that makes the enemy surprise.
The AGM-158 JASSM has a variant of the AGM-158C LRASM super-long-range anti-ship cruise missile, which will be the main attack weapon of the US Navy fleet in the near future.
With the AGM-158 family of attack missiles, the US Army wants to convey the message that speed is not the core factor that gives the weapon power, this direction of theirs is completely different from that of Russia.