KBR will continue to provide key engineering services for the US Army’s tactical missile programmes, announcing on 4 August a further $165 million order from the Tactical Aviation and Ground Munitions (TAGM) Project Office within the Army Program Executive Office Missiles and Space. KBR will research, develop, test, evaluate, integrate and engineer cutting-edge tactical rocket and missile systems as well as ancillary launchers and test sets. This task order will build on the engineering efforts KBR provided under a predecessor contract and will address new, expanded requirements for performance, programmatic support and logistics analysis.
The company will support the TAGM Project Office portfolio of weapon systems, including the HELLFIRE missile and its successor and next generation of aviation-launched, air-to-ground, dual-mode guided missile, the Lockheed Martin AGM-179 Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM). This work will enhance the government’s ability to produce more rocket and missile systems; identify and mitigate production issues; efficiently integrate weapons systems onto air, ground and maritime platforms; overcome obsolescence issues; and develop new capabilities. KBR will conduct these efforts over the next five years at Redstone Arsenal, AL.
The AGM-179 Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) is an American military program to develop an air-to-surface missile to replace the current air-launched BGM-71 TOW, AGM-114 Hellfire, and AGM-65 Maverick missiles. The U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps plan to buy thousands of JAGMs.The Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) program is a follow-on from the unsuccessful AGM-169 Joint Common Missile program that was cancelled due to budget cuts. The JAGM was intended for joint service with the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Marine Corps by providing a single missile configuration for many platforms. JAGM offered the services increased operational flexibility and reduced logistics support costs.