The Army is testing a replacement for the Hellfire missile — and pilots like what they see

The Army and Navy are testing a missile to replace the vaunted Hellfire. Pilots trying out the missile have spoken highly of its capabilities. More testing is slated before the missile is deployed for combat operations.

US Army aviators have been putting the new Joint Air-to-Ground Missile through its paces, as the program works its way to its next milestone, a low-rate initial production decision.

The JAGM is meant to provide precision standoff-strike capability to target high-value fixed and moving targets, both armored and unarmored, even in poor weather conditions. It will replace several air-launched missiles, including the AGM-114 Hellfire,

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