Finally! A USAF acronym related to The Rolling Stones

The US Air Force has come up with a acronym: JAGR.

It’s appears for the first time I’m aware of in a Lockheed Martin press release issued this morning about the extended-range version of the Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM).

The flighttest objectives were to validate new hardware and software in the Extended Range missile, including new wing moldsand the JAGR-S in the ER configuration. The JAGR-S is an advanced Global Positioning System receiver thatincorporates anti-jamming capability.

We note sadly that this does not tell us what JAGR-S stands for, but I’ll take a guess: “Joint Advanced GPS Receiver-SAASM”. The embedded SAASM acronym stands for the Selected Availability Anti-Spoofing Module.

And any reference to The Rolling Stones, whether intended or not, is welcomed here.


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8 Responses to Finally! A USAF acronym related to The Rolling Stones

  1. John Price 22 October, 2008 at 5:06 pm #

    You or USAF/Lockmart taking the Mick, by any chance ???
    Couldn’t resist it could I ?

  2. Don Cline 27 October, 2008 at 12:51 pm #

    The Air Force might want to consider an “acquisition anthem” from the Stone’s catalog.

    “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”, perhaps?

  3. Stephen Trimble 27 October, 2008 at 1:05 pm #

    So many possibilities! My top 5 USAF-appropriate Rolling Stones song titles:

    (I can’t get no) Satisfaction

    19th Nervous Breakdown

    Rock and a Hard Place

    Get off my cloud

    You can’t always get what you want

  4. Don Cline 27 October, 2008 at 4:59 pm #

    More budget/acquisition musicalia:

    Hidden budgets – “Paint It Black”

    Aircraft basing – “Gimme Shelter”

    Space basing – “Children of the Moon”

    Tanker and Airlift – “Little T&A”

    Aircrew survival equipment – “Parachute Woman”

    UAS – “Who’s Drving Your Plane?” (Jagger solo album)

  5. Hal Cochran 27 October, 2008 at 7:59 pm #

    A German word for ‘hunter’ is Jager.

  6. Stephen Trimble 21 December, 2009 at 4:30 pm #


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