US Navy tests air-to-ground missile on Bell AH-1Z

The U.S. Navy has successfully completed its first Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) flight test on the Bell Helicopter AH-1Z helicopter. The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (Navair) said Tuesday that the test occurred Dec. 5, 2017, at Patuxent River in Maryland.

JAGM is a joint program with the U.S. Army aimed to develop a precision-guided munition for use against high value stationary, moving and relocatable land and maritime targets, Navair said. A multi-mode seeker is used to provide targeting day or night in adverse weather, battlefield obscured conditions and against a variety of countermeasures.

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