by Richard Tomkins
Washington (UPI) Oct 25, 2017
Follow-on production of Paveway II plus Laser-Guided Bomb Kits is to be conducted by Lockheed Martin under a $131 million Air Force contact.
The award is the ninth consecutive year the company has been chosen for most of the kits for the service and U.S. allies.
"The U.S. Air Force and its foreign military sales partners realize significant savings in their defense budgets with our affordable and combat-proven LGBs," Joe Serra, Precision Guided Systems director at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, said in a press release. "This innovative and cost-effective guidance package supports greater precision for warfighters."
Paveway II Plus includes an enhanced guidance package turns free-fall, or dumb bombs, into laser guided weapons through the addition of a nose-mounted laser seeker and fins for guidance.
Paveway II Plus also includes an enhanced guidance package.
Lockheed Martin said new production of the kits and air foil groups for GBU-10 2,000-pound bomb and GBU-12 500-pound bombs will begin in first quarter of 2018 at a company plant in Pennsylvania.
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
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