Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. Military Space News .

Subscribe to our free daily newsletters

Lockheed Paveway 2 Laser-Guided Bomb Begins Operational Release With US Navy

Paveway is a generic term, developed by the U.S. Air Force, for laser guided weapon systems. Lockheed Martin is a fully-qualified provider of paveway II Laser Guided Bomb kits and provides these systems to the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and international customers.
by Staff Writers
Archbald PA (SPX) Jan 14, 2009
Lockheed Martin's paveway II Dual Mode Laser-Guided Bomb (DMLGB) has achieved the U.S. Navy's initial operational capability and is now preparing for operational employment.

The DMLGB combines laser-guided and inertial/GPS guidance to execute precision strike missions against stationary and mobile targets in all weather conditions. The kits can operate in laser only, inertial/GPS, or dual mode to provide pilots with the flexibility to engage various types of targets in a single mission.

"The combined Navy/Lockheed Martin team achieved another milestone in providing Warfighters with innovative and cost-effective, direct-attack capabilities," said Capt. Mat Winter, PMA 201 Precision Strike Weapons program manager.

"DMLGB brings the tactical flexibility with proven precision effectiveness our Warfighters so urgently need. I am extremely proud of our team and their delivery of this phenomenal capability to the Fleet today."

"The DMLGB is the result of our effective partnership with the U.S. Navy," said John Pericci, Business Development director at Lockheed Martin's Archbald, PA, facility.

"This program is an example of how existing inventory can be cost-effectively upgraded into a next-generation precision-guided weapon system. DMLGB provides the Warfighter with an enhanced capability weapon that is highly effective against fixed, re-locatable and mobile targets."

Lockheed Martin was competitively selected to develop DMLGB and is working under an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity $260 million Navy contract to produce kits. The DMLGB is an enhanced variant of the paveway family, with fire-and-forget capability and terminal guidance that make it a cost-effective precision-guided weapon system.

Share This Article With Planet Earth DiggDigg RedditReddit
YahooMyWebYahooMyWeb GoogleGoogle FacebookFacebook

Related Links
the missing link The latest in Military Technology for the 21st century at

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

Airbus A400M Overweight And Understrength Says Report
Berlin (AFP) Jan 12, 2009
The Airbus A400 military transport plane is too heavy and does not deliver on performance, the Financial Times Deutschland newspaper reported on Monday.

  • US military chief urges shift to civilian instruments of power
  • 'Big leaguer Clinton' charms Senate chums
  • China, US upbeat on future of bilateral relationship
  • Walker's World: Sarkozy and the Britons

  • Obama must step up fight against secret nuclear trade, experts say
  • Tokyo governor says NKorea best taken over by China
  • SKorean team to discuss buying NKorea fuel rods
  • Nuclear-related programs cost US 52 bln dollars in 2008: report

  • Taiwan not impressed by reported Chinese plan to withdraw missiles
  • Javelin Joint Venture Awarded Contract For Command Launch Unit Upgrade
  • NLOS-LS Completes Third Test Flight Of Precision Attack Missile
  • Russian Military Confirms 13 Strategic Missile Launches For 2009

  • Obama Set To Continue Doctrine Shift In Nuclear Defense Part One
  • Pentagon denies missile defense sales talks with India
  • BMD Watch: New missile for S-400 Triumf
  • Moscow Says Offer To On Joint Radar Use Still Stands

  • Britons sign up to own land earmarked for Heathrow expansion
  • Protesters buy land earmarked for Heathrow expansion
  • NASA Balloon Mission Tunes In To A Cosmic Radio Mystery
  • Boeing Ends 2008 With 662 Commercial Airplane Orders

  • Boeing-Insitu ScanEagle Completes 1500 Shipboard Sorties With US Navy
  • Skylark 1 LE Selected By Israeli Ministry Of Defense
  • Russia mulls unprecedented Israel drones purchase
  • Raven UAS Certified By Italian Ministry Of Defense

  • Dogs of War: Immunity and impunity
  • US hands over Green Zone security to Iraq
  • Feature: Hunting weapons in Iraqi dung
  • Key dates in Iraq's political transition

  • Lockheed Paveway 2 Laser-Guided Bomb Begins Operational Release With US Navy
  • Gazan Tank Battles 2009 - Part Three
  • Israel using Gaza as 'test laboratory' for new weapon: medics
  • Israel says all weapons legal amid phosphorus claims

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2007 - SpaceDaily.AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement