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General Dynamics lands a $39mn contract for MK82/84 bombs bodies delivery

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General Dynamics lands a $39mn contract for Mk 82/84 bombs bodies delivery
 
The US-based defense contractor General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has been awarded a $39,258,206 modification to a previous foreign military sales contract for Mk 82 and Mk 84 bomb bodies deliveries to four countries, the US Department of Defense announced yesterday August 30 on its website.
     
General Dynamics lands a 39mn contract for MK82 84 bombs bodies delivery 640 001Three Mk 84 bombs fitted with JDAM kits mounted on a USAF B-52 strategic bomber
(Credit: USAF)
     
According to the US DoD statement, General Dynamics will deliver 162 Mk 82-1 bomb bodies; 7,245 Mk 82-6 bomb bodies; and 9,664 Mk 84-10 bomb bodies to Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, France and Iraq

The bomb bodies are being bought in support of US Air Force and US Navy requirements, said the DoD.

The Mark 82 (Mk 82) is an unguided, low-drag general-purpose bomb. The Mk 82 is the warhead for the GBU-12 laser-guided bombs and for the GBU-38 JDAM.

The Mark 84 or BLU-117 is the largest of the Mark 80 series of weapons. The Mark 84 has a nominal weight of 907.2 kg, but its actual weight varies depending on its fin, fuze options, and retardation configuration.