About the Joint Standoff Weapon JSOW is a family of low-cost, air-to-ground weapons that employ an integrated GPS-inertial navigation system and terminal imaging infrared seeker. JSOW C-1 adds the two-way Strike Common Weapon Datalink to the combat-proven weapon, enabling a moving maritime target capability.
- JSOW C-1 is the world's first network-enabled weapon with a range of more than 100 kilometers.
- The U.S. Navy's first two JSOW C-1 free-flight tests also resulted in direct hits on their moving ship targets.
- Raytheon is using company funding to develop a powered version of the JSOW that will have the potential to engage targets at more than 250 nautical miles.
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