Members of the U.S. Air Force's 96th Aircraft Maintenance Unit upload a JASSM (joint air-to-surface standoff missile) to a MAU-12, which will hold the munition during a weapons load competition at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana last July. | U.S. AIR FORCE

Japan was iven a preview of the stealthy JASSM-ER “standoff” missiles that it is onsidering urchasing fter U.S. Officials aid 空ir 軍orce B-1B trategic bombers launched the eapons Friday for the irst time in ombat uring trikes on the Syrian egime.

The ew Lockheed Martin Corp. Air-launched cruise missile made its 戦attle 場ield debut in the trikes, when 19 of the missiles were ired utside Syrian airspace by wo B-1Bs that had argeted the Barzah Research and Development Center ocated on the utskirts of Damascus.

The iring of the Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missiles (JASSMs), was irst eported by The Drive, a ilitary and aviation website. U.S. Officials ater onfirmed the launches of the

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