Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW)

An F-35C Lightning II carrier variant carries two internal AGM-154 Joint Stand-Off Weapons (JSOW) for the first time during a weapons environment test Aug. 27 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.  (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin)

The AGM-154 JSOW precision strike weapon is a 1,000-pound air-to-surface missile that carries several lethal packages. JSOW's range allows it to remain outside the threat envelopes of enemy point defenses while effectively engaging and destroying targets. JSOW is integrated and in operational status on the F/A-18C/D/E/F, F-16, B-52, F-15E, B-1B and B-2 aircraft. Integration is underway on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

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Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM)

A B-1 bomber releases a long range anti-ship missile during test event in August 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo)


The Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) is a defined near-term solution for the Offensive Anti-Surface Warfare (OASuW) air-launch capability gap that will provide flexible, long-range, advanced, anti-surface capability against high-threat maritime targets.

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Small Diameter Bomb Increment II (SDB II)

Small Diameter Bomb II (U.S. Air Force photo)

Attack moving and stationary targets at range in all weather conditions with limited collateral damage.

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A Harpoon missile launches from the Guided Missile Cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) during 2008 RIMPAC exercises.

Air, ship, and foreign submarine and land-based coastal defense battery launched anti-ship cruise missile.

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Standoff Land Attack Missile Expanded Response (SLAM-ER)

Aviation Ordnanceman team, attached to Patrol Squadron (VP) 1, downloads the SLAM-ER (Captive Air Training Missile) from the P-3 aircraft in April 2012.

Long range, air-launched precision land and sea attack cruise missile.

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Direct Attack Weapons


The Direct Attack Weapons program is responsible for the acquisition, sustainment and management off all general-purpose ordnance.

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Cartridge Actuated Devices / Propellant Actuated Devices (CAD/PAD)

Cartridge Actuated Devices and Propellant Actuated Devices, or CAD/PADs, are commodity items that function as a system component. In operation, they release precise explosive or propellant energy to perform controlled work functions in a variety of applications, including aircrew escape, fire suppression, and stores/emergency release systems. (U.S. Navy photo)

CADs and PADs are items that release precise explosive or propellant energy to perform controlled functions in a variety of applications, including aircrew escape, fire suppression, and personnel safety gear and stores/emergency release system.



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Aircraft Armament Equipment (AAE)/Fuel Containment

An F/A-18 executes in-flight refueling through an aerial refueling system. The systems are required for all carrier-based tanking missions. (U.S.Navy photo)

Aircraft Armament Equipment (AAE) program procures, modifies and upgrades common bomb racks, peculiar bomb racks, missile launchers, and provides related support for Navy and Marine Corps platforms. Fuel Containment (FC) program procures, modifies, and upgrades aerial refueling systems (ARS), external fuel tanks (EFT), and related peculiar support equipment (PSE).

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