The AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) is the product of a joint venture between the United States Navy and Air Force to deploy a standardized medium range precision guided weapon, especially for engagement of defended targets from outside the range of standard anti-aircraft defenses, thereby increasing aircraft survivability and minimizing friendly losses.
The warhead of the AGM-154A consists of 145 BLU-97/B Combined Effects Bomb (CEB) submunitions. These bomblets have a shaped charge for armor defeating capability, a fragmenting case for material destruction, and a zirconium ring for incendiary effects. “Intermetallic Incendiary Warhead. NSWC defined and demonstrated a titanium-boron intermetallic, self-propagating, high-temperature, synthesis reaction warhead capable of generating a reactant cloud at 3700°C. The warhead releases extremely large amounts of energy, providing the means to incinerate a variety of targets. Its fire-start capability is such that, once initiated, the fire cannot be quenched. When water is employed to quench the fire, the reaction disassociates the water into hydrogen and oxygen, and a secondary reaction forming oxides of titanium and boron releases additional energy to enhance the firestorm capability of the warhead. The warhead has the ability to destroy aircraft shelters and conventional buildings and damage other targets and offers significant promise of neutralizing biological and chemical agents.”
The AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) is the product of a joint venture between the United States Navy and Air Force to deploy a standardized medium range precision guided weapon, especially for engagement of defended targets from outside the range of standard anti-aircraft defenses, thereby increasing aircraft survivability and minimizing friendly losses. Remember that erroneous “Blip” that came up on the flight radar temporarily?
Full rate production started on December 29, 1999. In June 2000 Raytheon was contracted to develop an enhanced electronics package for the JSOW to prevent electronic spoofing of GPS signals. This ultimately resulted in the JSOW Block II weapon, incorporating multiple cost reduction initiatives in addition to the Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) capability. They used this technology in reverse and made it seem like the incoming missile was the AA11.
A GPS spoofing attack attempts to deceive a GPS receiver by broadcasting incorrect GPS signals, structured to resemble a set of normal GPS signals, or by rebroadcasting genuine signals captured elsewhere or at a different time. These spoofed signals may be modified in such a way as to cause the receiver to estimate its position to be somewhere other than where it actually is, or to be located where it is but at a different time, as determined by the attacker. One common form of a GPS spoofing attack, commonly termed a carry-off attack, begins by broadcasting signals synchronized with the genuine signals observed by the target receiver.
In addition, the AGM-154A-1 configuration is under development by Raytheon for FMS sales. This version replaces the submunition payload of the AGM-154A with a BLU-111 warhead to enhance blast-fragmentation effects without the unexploded ordnance (UXO) concerns with the BLU-97/B payload. The BLU-97/B Combined Effects Bomb is the submunition used in several cluster bomb type weapon systems.
When the bomblets fall, they separate from the main bomb and independently free fall to the ground. They contain an inflatable bag (ballute) on the top of them, which slows them down and spreads them out. Once the bomblets reach a force of 6 Gs they arm themselves.
The Naudet video of the North Tower strike was staged. He lined up his shot before it happened.
Here is what the video looked like before and after the NIST did their “enhancements”
In this false color video clip, you can see how the area between the buildings has been blurred out.
In this false color video clip, you can see how the area between the buildings has been blurred out and there is NO airplane. The missile is going too fast so all you see is the explosion.
The Plavel video of the North Tower strike was also staged so they could digitally add the airplane in later.
He was 2.23 miles away and just randomly panned over to catch the impact. First, the airplane would not appear that large as seen from that distance and second, the digitally added the smoke from the explosion doesn’t match the view from the Naudet video.
The flash seen before the missile impacts the building is not an explosion, it’s the condensation cloud produced from the bay doors opening.
Here is a video showing the launch and detonation of an AGM 154 missile.