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04:41 AM, June 1, 2016
Boeing Awarded $3.2 Billion Joint Direct Attack Munition Tailkit Contract
Joint Direct Attack Munition tailkits

Boeing has been awarded a $3.2 billion contract to provide Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tailkits to the US Air Force.

Contractor will provide JDAM strap-on inertial guidance kits with the capability to receive guidance updates from Global Positioning Systems to increase weapon accuracy for conventional inventory bombs, US department of defense said in a statement Wednesday.

The undefinitized  contract action was awarded on Oct. 30, 2014, at a maximum amount of $1.7 billion. That amount has since increased by $1.4 billion due to warfighter demand and to replenish depleted inventories.

Work is expected to be complete by Sept. 29, 2020.