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Friday, May 08, 2015

IDEF 2015: First sight of SOM-J cruise missile

SOM-J cruise missileThe new SOM-J (stand-off missile) cruise missile destined for the F-35 aircraft is about to begin Phase IIB risk reduction studies.

According to Roketsan, which is developing the missile with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, a third and final phase – integration – will follow to be completed in 2018.

But first a preliminary design review will take place in September 2015 followed by a subsystem design and tests to take place in November.

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