General Dynamics has won $39 contract to supply MK82-1, MK82-6, MK84-10 bomb bodies to Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, France and Iraq.
Work is expected to be completed by December 31, 2017.
According to FAS, The MK-82 is a free-fall, non-guided general purpose [GP] 500-pound bomb. The bomb is usually equipped with the mechanical M904 (nose) and M905 (tail) fuzes or the radar-proximity FMU-113 air-burst fuze.
The MK 80 series Low Drag General Purpose (LDGP) bombs are used in the majority of bombing operations where maximum blast and explosive effects are desired. LDGP bombs are designed to be aerodynamically streamlined. Their cases are relatively light and approximately 45 percent of their complete weight is explosive. General purpose bombs may use both nose and tail fuzes and conical or retarded tail fins.
The MK82 AIR is a 500 pound bomb modified with a BSU-49/B high drag tail assembly. The "ballute" air bag which deploys from the tail provides a high speed, low altitude delivery capability by quickly slowing the bomb and allowing the aircraft to escape the blast pattern. The tail assembly consists of a low-drag canister unit containing a ballute (combination balloon and parachute), and a release lanyard assembly that opens the canister releasing the ballute.
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The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently awarded a follow-on contract worth $149 million to General Dynamics to provide classified network services, support and infrastructure. Under this contract, General Dynamics Mission Systems will continue to deliver flexible, scalable and high-level classified network and systems development, design and management to accommodate past, present and future technologies, the company said in a statement Wednesday
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The United States has blocked maintenance of Iraqi Armys Abrams tanks accusing Baghdad of violating contractual terms after it gave one of the tanks to a pro-government militia, the Hashd al-Sha'abi force, according to reports in the Iraqi media. The tanks manufacturer, General Dynamics, has stopped its maintenance program in Iraq since December 2017, “The US company withdrew from its base in Baghdads al-Muthanna airport after finding out that Iraq violated the terms of the contract which only authorized the Iraqi army to use the US provided tanks,” Baghdad-based Alghad Press reported on Sunday quoting an informed source
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