Grumpy Old Man
Verified Defense Pro
I'm wondering whether it will be a stop gap. the Kerkanya is back under development again, and they were trialling the long range wing kit.Hi AD. Also of interest as mentioned elsewhere, RAAF will be currently the only user of JDAM-ER. Which is the wing kit tested with the weapon a long long time ago in early JDAM history but never funded for field use in the U.S. A very nice extra stand-off option for the RAAF frag planners to use when needed.
considering that kerkanya was the original vehicle of concept for JDAM, then there is some irony in restarting a 20 year old weapons project.
I was under the impression that JDAM had been trialled with the long range kerkanya wings.