This contract funds the production of laser-guided bombs for the US Air Force.
Lockheed Martin has received a $31 million contract from the United States Air Force for production of Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) kits. The LGB features an enhanced laser guidance package and will include computer control for GBU-10 and GBU-12 bombs. According to Joe Serra, precision guided systems manager at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, “The contract represents the seventh US Air Force Paveway II Plus award and extends production at our Archbald, Pa. facility through the end of 2014.”
The LGB kit consists of a MAU-209C/B computer control group with electronic guidance system and airfoil group to provide lift and stability to weapons in various configurations. Lockheed Martin has already delivered more than 130,000 training rounds, more than 70,000 Paveway II LGB kits, and 7000 dual mode systems to the US Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force, in addition to international customers.
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