The Joint Common Missile (JCM) was seen as the next-generation, multi-purpose, air-to-ground precision missile that will replace AGM-114 Hellfire family, AGM-65 Maverick family, and airborne xGM-71 TOW missiles with a single weapon usable by the airplanes, helicopters and UAVs of the U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. It was also being considered for use on some ground vehicles, and could even have naval applications.
A 2005 program cancellation derailed that effort, but JCM rose from the procurement grave as the JAGM (Joint Air-to Ground Missile) program, with contracts to 2 vendor teams. The program’s goal of affordability was challenging, given the required specifications. While other air forces field fast-jet solutions like MBDA’s Brimstone, JAGM seems to be headed toward an Army-only status, as a possible tri-mode guidance upgrade to existing Hellfire missiles.