Raytheon has released video showing the third and last guided test vehicle test of its candidate for the US Army/Navy joint air to ground missile (JAGM) contract. All three shots by the Raytheon/Boeing have scored direct hits.
The third test on 3 September 2010 verified that the millimeter wave radar -- one of three seekers on board JAGM -- can lock onto a target from a range of 6km.
In this case, the imaging infrared seeker took over for terminal guidance against the moving T-72 tank, but in the case of bad weather, such as fog, the radar would have guided the missile into the target.
The third sensor -- a semi-active laser -- was
Raytheon and Boeing are teamed up to compete for the JAGM contract against Lockheed Martin. The army is expected to award a contract to order up to 33,000 JAGMs in the second quarter of 2011.