Raytheon announced today that it has successfully demonstrated the engine of
The engine ground test of JSOW ER successfully evaluated a flush inlet design and overall engine performance and showed that engine performance matched simulation results.
Hamilton Sundstrand manufactures the JSOW ER 150-pound thrust engine that Raytheon says will significantly increase the range of the glide weapon.
Continued prototype design and testing will continue in 2007. A free flight is planned in 2008 with the potential for production in 2011.
‘The objective of the JSOW ER program is to provide
According to Raytheon, JSOW ER will enable additional mission areas than possible with the current Joint Standoff Weapon range of up to 70 nautical miles, and additional payload options will also be considered with JSOW ER.