The US Air Force aircrews accomplished another first recently by executing a clean separation of three Joint Attack Surface Standoff Missiles, or JASSMs, from the internal weapons bay of a B-52 Stratofortress at the Edwards Air Force Base, the USAF announced on August 12.
|A B-52 releases a Joint Attack Surface Standoff Missile from internal weapons bay at Edwards AFB. This is the first time the JASSM has separated from the Conventional Rotary Launcher in the internal bay of the bomber. |
(Credit: USAF/Christian Turner)