U.S. B-2 bomber tests long-range stealth missile

The U.S. B-2 bomber tests long-range stealth missile for the first time

The AGM-158 JASSM is an aircraft-launched long-range cruise missile developed by Lockheed Martin for the United States Air Force.

The program began in 1995, but a series of problems during testing caused the missile to be criticized as “full of errors” and the Pentagon nearly canceled it.

After the weapon entered service in 2009, Lockheed Martin delivered a total of 2,000 rounds to the U.S. Air Force.

The AGM-158B JASSM-ER variant uses a variety of stealth technologies, making it harder to detect and intercept.

The projectile has a range of more than 900 km, compared to 370 km for the original AGM-158.