USA first used in combat conditions cruise missiles such as AGM-158 JAMSM in Syria
In the course of an attack on military and civilian objects in Syria, for the first time, cruise missiles of the AGM-158 JASSM type were used in combat conditions. This is written by The Drive.
At the disposal of the newspaper was a photograph on which several such missiles loaded into the strategic bomber B-1B, which participated in the raid, were imprinted. "This sortie means the first combat use of this weapon," the authors of the portal explain.
From where B-1B flew out, it was not officially reported, but CNN wrote that in April these bombers were seen at the Al-Udeid airbase in Qatar.
In addition to strategic aviation, the US military used during the operation ships with cruise missiles Tomahawk. The United States was joined by the United Kingdom, using Tornado aircraft, and France, which used the fleet, Rafale and Mirage fighters, as well as tankers and "flying radars".
The AGM-158 JASSM has been in service with the US Air Force since 2009, and was also exported to Australia, Poland and Finland. The development of these missiles began in 1995, production - in 1998. The carriers of JASSM can serve American bombers, as well as F-15, F-16 fighters and fighter-attack aircraft F/A-18. The flight range of the main modification of the AGM-158A JASSM is 370 kilometers, the advanced version of the AGM-158B JASSM (ER) is 1,000 kilometers. The cost of one missile, depending on the modification, ranges from 850,000 to 1.35 million dollars.