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Turkey Requesting JSOWs to Go With Its Upgraded F-16s

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AGM-154 JSOW The JSOW precision glide bomb appears to be picking up fans. Shortly after a request from Singapore that prefigured its recent order for 20 F-15 Strike Eagle fighters, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Turkey as a complement to its recent F-16 upgrade program. The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $35 million. The Government of Turkey has requested a possible sale of: * 50 AGM-154A-1 Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) with BLU-111 penetrator casing warheads * 54 AGM-154C JSOW * 4 AGM-154A-1 JSOW Dummy Air Training * 3 AGM-154 JSOW Captive Flight Vehicles * 3 AGM-154 JSOW Missile Simulation Units * Plus packaging, transport, integration, technical assistance, and other related elements of logistics support. JSOW are GPS-guided glide bombs with a range of 15-70 km. The AGM-154A-1 variant’s 500 lb. BLU-111 warhead eliminates the unexploded ordnance concerns of the AGM-154A anti-tank/ anti-personnel BLU-97 cluster munitions. The AGM-154C or JSOW-C variant, meanwhile, incorporates an imaging infrared seeker for high precision and a Broach multi-stage warhead with both blast-fragmentation and hard target penetration capability. See also Armada’s 1999 article Accurate Predators With A Mind […]

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