Lockheed Martin announced that it has won a $40.3 millioncontract from the U.S. Air Force for follow-on production of Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) kits.
The deliveries are scheduled to begin in June 2015 and consist of a MAU-209C/B computer control group containing the electronic guidance system and an airfoil group to provide lift and stability to the weapons in standard GBU-10 MK-84 (2,000 lb.), GBU-12 MK-82 (500 lb.) and GBU-16 MK-83 (1,000 lb.) series configurations.
Lockheed Martin is a provider of all three Paveway II MK-80 series LGB variants and is the sole provider of the Enhanced Laser Guided Training Round and Dual Mode LGB kits. The company has delivered more than 135,000 training rounds, more than 70,000 Paveway II LGB kits and 7,000 dual mode systems to the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and 20 international customers.
Joe Serra, precision guided systems manager at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control said, "This contract extends U.S. Air Force production at our Archbald, Pennsylvania, facility through first quarter 2016."
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