Northrop Grumman, a leading aerospace and defense technology company, clinched a substantial $705-million contract from the United States Air Force earlier this week. This contract aims to supply cutting-edge air-to-ground missiles specifically tailored for the high-performance F-35 combat jets.

Under the agreement, Northrop Grumman is set to deliver the Stand-in Attack Weapon (SiAW), a potent addition to the F-35 arsenal that promises to enhance the aircraft’s lethality and firepower.

Advancing SiAW: Maturing the Next-Gen Missile for F-35 Superiority

Over the next 36 months, Northrop Grumman will be engaged in a comprehensive process to refine and mature the SiAW missile. This undertaking will encompass platform integration and a rigorous series of flight tests to ensure the weapon’s reliability and effectiveness.

“During the next 36 months, Northrop Grumman will further develop the weapon, conduct platform integration and complete the flight test program for rapid prototyping in preparation for rapid fielding,” Northrop said in a press release.