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USAF awards Lockheed Paveway II Plus LGB contract


The Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb. Photo: Lockheed Martin.

ARCHBALD (BNS): Lockheed Martin received a USD40.3 million contract from the US Air Force for follow-on production of Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) kits.

The contract represents the majority share of fiscal year 2014 funding and the eighth award under the five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract.

The Paveway II Plus LGB kits incorporate an upgraded laser guidance package, significantly improving overall system performance and precision.

Deliveries will begin in June 2015 and will include computer control groups and airfoil groups for GBU-10 and GBU-12 bombs.

"This contract extends US Air Force production at our Archbald, Pennsylvania, facility through first quarter 2016," Joe Serra, precision guided systems manager at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control said in the company news release.

The Paveway II Plus LGB kit consists 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.

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