AGM-169 Joint Common Missile

The AGM -169 JCM ( Joint Common Missile ) - originally CMM (Common Modular Missile ) - was an air - to-ground missile of the U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin, which should be developed in collaboration with Raytheon.

Lockheed Martin won the beginning of the year 2004, initiated by the U.S. forces JCM Competition. The aim of this competition was to replace all the AGM-65 Maverick and AGM-114 Hellfire in the holdings of the U.S. Army. By winning Lockheed Martin received a four-year contract to develop the AGM- 169th

The first prototypes were built, ran under the name YAGM - 169A, they were Hellfire missiles with some changes. There the electronics and software were revised and developed a seeker who works with infrared, laser and radar beams. With these improvements, the AGM -169 could be fired from any helicopter and aircraft for the U.S. Army without changes had to be made. The AGM -169 should get a multi-purpose warhead, which contained both a shaped charge as also had a fragmentation effect.

The JCM should go into service from 2010. It was planned to produce about 54,000 AGM at a cost of 5 billion U.S. dollars, but in December 2004, the program was discontinued. In March 2005, enforced by intensive lobbying in Congress that the AGM -169 program is resumed. In September of the same year, the first trials on the AH- 64D Longbow took place. A few months later, in January 2006, Congress announced that it will provide 30 million U.S. dollars for the further development of JCM available. In May 2007, the program was ended by the U.S. Army, and was asked Lockheed Martin to finish the whole development. It was a new program, the Joint Air to Ground Missile ( JAGM ) started. This was revised in some detail in relation to the JCM, and the U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps plan to buy 35,000 shares that are to be put into service in 2016.