According to reports, Germany has quietly given a number of JFS-M super missiles to Ukraine for deployment on HIMARS or M270 artillery batteries, which can pose a serious danger to Russia’s military position on the Crimean peninsula.
According to Russian media, the negotiations between Ukraine and the US on the supply of ATACMS missiles are probably just a cover, because at this time it is likely that Kyiv has received some JFS M missiles from Germany, The above weapon has a range of up to 499 km, which is far beyond ATACMS. German Chancellor Scholz has previously implied that Berlin will give Kyiv the latest missiles that Kyiv’s army lacks in order to meet the needs of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
The latest version JSF-M cruise missile is significantly more hazardous than the “original” ATACMS tactical ballistic missile, with a shooting range of almost 500 km and the use of stealth technology. Numerous analysts agree that the weapon will render the Russian air defence absolutely impotent. The Ukrainian Armed Forces can fully extend its reach if they actually have JSF-M missiles, attacking any Russian-controlled airports, bridges, roads, or munitions storage facilities on the Russian-controlled Crimean peninsula.
The Combined Fire Support Missile, also known as the JFS-M cruise missile, was created by the European MBDA Corporation for the HIMARS and M270 complexes, according to the introduction.Actually, MBDA’s goal is to increase the range of these MLRS launchers, much like Lockheed Martin is doing now as they build the Long Range Strike Missile (PrSM).
However, MBDA’s strategy is entirely unique and more intriguing. When our bureau chief Tufail Bakshi interacted with corporate executives, he learnt that the active use of substances on hand had allowed for “maximum acceleration” of the research process. The JFS-M, which can travel at subsonic speeds, is generally constructed with the ideal dimensions: 2.6 metres in length, 1.5 metres in wingspan, and a starting weight of 250–300 kg. It also uses stealth technology. tall figure, related to the shell’s “very futuristic” design.
It is entirely acceptable to install two JFS-M cruise missiles in the HIMARS complex and four M270 systems, which are identical to PrSM ballistic missiles, with such size and weight. This gives a pretty excellent potential to get past the air defence system because of the low altitude flying, notably the capacity to get past enemy missile defence zones, which cannot be done with the use of ballistic missiles.
The JFS-M missile’s warhead is sufficient to destroy “normal infrastructure,” but not “large armoured bunkers.” According to the report, the warhead accounts for 30% of the missile’s mass. In other words, the JFS-power M’s will be similar to that of the GMLRS missile.
However, by adding other systems, such as an electronic warfare complex to target anti-aircraft missile defence systems or a wireless technical intelligence unit online to learn more about the adversary, the combat portion can be minimised.
It is an original European notion that has never been used anywhere else to develop a cruise missile system that is capable of carrying electronic warfare or even battlefield surveillance.
The missile employs a passive thermal imaging probe that detects targets when launching an attack, together with an inertial system and satellite location in the first stage. The missile can be redirected after launch, and the mission can be stopped while it is still in flight. If JFS-M missiles show up on the Ukrainian battlefield, the West will use the opportunity to test cutting-edge offensive weaponry against one of the most potent adversaries in addition to assisting Kiev.