The AIM-260 Joint Advanced Tactical Missile, or JATM, is an American beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) currently being developed by Lockheed Martin. Designed to address advanced threats, the missile is expected to replace the AIM-120 AMRAAM currently in US service. Initial launch platforms are expected to be the U.S. Air Force F-22 and the U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F, with integration with the F-35 planned afterwards.
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Development of the AIM-260 began in 2017 in response to long range missiles being developed by potential adversaries, such as the Chinese PL-15. The JATM is planned to start flight tests in 2021 and achieve initial operational capability (IOC) by 2022. The AIM-260 production is expected to take over AIM-120 production by 2026. This program is separate from the Long-Range Engagement Weapon being developed by Raytheon.
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- "Meet The AIM-260, The Air Force And Navy's Future Long-Range Air-To-Air Missile". The War Zone. Retrieved July 21, 2019.