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Joint Attack Munition Systems (JAMS)
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  • 5250 Martin Road
  • Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898
  • (256) 876-1141

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JAMS Mission Statement

The Joint Attack Munition Systems (JAMS) Project Office mission is to continually develop, field, and sustain versatile air-launched weapon systems for the US Army, Joint, and Coalition Warfighters that provide a Decisive Advantage. JAMS accomplishes this while providing an extraordinary level of service and support as the Executive Procurement Agent and Life Cycle Manager for the Joint Warfighter’s Aviation Rocket and Missile Systems.


The Aviation Rockets and Small Guided Munitions Product Office is the executive procurement agent for all services, for all variants of 2.75" Hydra-70 unguided rockets. The U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Special Operations, as well as Partner Nation aircraft use the Hydra-70 unguided rockets. Hydra-70 unguided rockets perform a number of roles including anti-materiel, anti-personnel, air-to-ground suppression, marking and illumination. Adding a mid-body guidance section to the Hydra-70 unguided rocket provides increased accuracy and precision strikes against lightly armored and soft point targets. The guided Hydra-70 rocket is known as Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS).


The combat-proven HELLFIRE II Missile is the primary air-to-ground precision weapon for rotary wing and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for all U.S. services as well as 18 other nations. Over 20,000 missiles have been fired since the beginning of overseas contingency operations on 9/11. HELLFIRE is the only missile for multi-mission, multi-target capability and precision-strike lethality on today’s joint UAS and rotary wing platforms. The AGM-114R multi-purpose HELLFIRE II Missile consolidates the capabilities of all previous HELLFIRE II Semi-Active Laser (SAL) variants into a single missile that defeats a broad range of targets from air defense systems to enemy combatants in the open. The Longbow HELLFIRE is a millimeter wave radar-aided inertial guidance missile that provides a fire-and-forget capability to engage targets both day and night, in adverse weather and with battlefield obscurants present. The Longbow HELLFIRE is currently being test on UAS and the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship for inshore missions.


The JAGM is an Acquisition Category (ACAT) 1C Major Defense Acquisition Program (MDAP) led by the U.S. Army with joint interest from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force. The JAGM is an air-to-ground weapon system consisting of a HELLFIRE Romeo backend (i.e. propulsion, warhead, and control sections) mated to a newly designed dual-mode guidance section. The dual-mode guidance provides improved precision point and fire-and-forget capabilities onto a single munition. The JAGM delivers targeting capability against fast moving and stationary targets in countermeasure intensive environments and adverse weather. The JAGM program is currently in Low-Rate Initial Production with Initial Operational Capability in 2QFY2019 and has successful launches from AH-64E, AH-64D, AH-1Z Viper, MQ-1C, and MH-60 DAP.

Launchers and Test Sets

The Launchers and Test Sets Product Office serves as the executive agent for the M299 HELLFIRE/JAGM Missile Launcher, M260/261 Lightweight Rocket Launcher and all supporting test sets. This portfolio of missile/rocket launchers and test sets are used by joint service aircraft (Apache, Blackhawk, Gray Eagle, Special Operations aircraft, USAF Reaper, and coalition partners). The M299 Missile Launcher supports both HELLFIRE and JAGM, and the M260/261 Rocket Launchers supports the Hydra-70 family of rockets, including Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS). Test Sets support unit-level missile and launcher testing and troubleshooting. Additional test sets support production, rebuild, and reset acceptance testing.

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