Boeing Awarded $312 Million JDAM Contract

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Boeing Awarded $312 Million JDAM Contract
JDAM-Joint Direct Attack Munition (Image: Boeing)

Boeing has won $312 million modification contract for Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tail kits.

This ceiling increase provides for 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, the US department of defense said in a statement Monday.

Work is expected to be complete by March 30, 2020. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.  Fiscal 2018 procurement funds in the amount of $919,429,166; and fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $466,995 are being obligated at the time of award for delivery order.

The JDAM is a low-cost guidance kit that converts existing unguided free-fall bombs into accurately guided "smart" weapons. The JDAM kit consists of a new tail section that contains an inertial navigation system/global positioning system (INS/GPS) and body strakes for additional stability and lift.

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