Raytheon Awarded $68.4M Contract for Joint Standoff Weapon Air-To-Ground Missiles for Taiwan

Taiwan will receive 50 JSOW missiles
  • Defensemirror.com bureau
  • 05:38 AM, February 3, 2024
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Raytheon Awarded $68.4M Contract for Joint Standoff Weapon Air-To-Ground Missiles for Taiwan
Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW)

Raytheon Missile Systems has been awarded a $68.4 million modification contract for the production and delivery of 50 Joint Standoff Weapon Air-To-Ground Missiles (AGM-154 Block III C) for the government of Taiwan.

The contract is expected to be completed by March 2028.

In October 2023, Taiwan's defense ministry announced plans to acquire more long-range precision strike missiles from the U.S., including the AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles, AGM-84 Standoff Land Attack Missile – Expanded Response, AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon, and two unidentified air-launched missiles (likely AGM-158 JASSM variants). These weapons will integrate into the F-16V fighter aircraft fleet, enhancing ground and sea attack capabilities from the southeastern coast of Taiwan.

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