Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Poland: Receives AGM-158 - Stealth Cruise -JASSM missiles.

(Warsaw)  The Polish Airforce has taken delivery of the the AGM-158 JASSM (Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile) which is a US stealth cruise missile with a range of around 230 miles

Giving the Poles the ability to take out high value targets from outside the range envelope of anti-aircraft missile systems.  Its 1000lb warhead ensures that whatever it hits, it hits hard. In fact so lethal is the JASSM that quiet little Finland has bought it as well. With a senior Finnish official stating to the world:
"JASSM is just as much a deterrent capability, as it is a strike capability. It makes the enemy pause and think twice about aggressive action, because it provides precision strike of a wide range of valuable targets."
Gee I wonder who the peaceful Fins would deem as the enemy?
Anyway now that the Poles have the JASSM, they have the means to bloody the nose of anybody who wishes to mess.

The Americans have now extended the range of the JASSM to 1000 miles. Poland has ordered 70 of them.