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Boeing Awarded $296 Million JDAM Contract

JDAM is a GPS-aided, near-precision weapon.
by Staff Writers
St. Louis MO (SPX) Nov 23, 2006
Boeing last week was awarded a $296 million U.S. Air Force contract for 12,889 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tail kits. Boeing will deliver the Lot 11 JDAM kits in 2008 and 2009. Known as the world's most accurate bomb, JDAM is a GPS-aided, near-precision weapon that the U.S. Air Force and Navy have used extensively in global combat operations, including Afghanistan and Iraq.

JDAM guidance kits are capable of guiding 500- to 2,000-pound inventory warheads, and are widely acknowledged as the "warfighters' weapon of choice." Since 1998, Boeing has produced more than 160,000 tail kits.

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