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Lockheed Martin & Raytheon win $650mn combined contract for Paveway II bombs

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Lockheed Martin & Raytheon win $650mn combined contract for Paveway II bombs
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control and Raytheon Missile System have been awarded a combined not-to-exceed $649,730,000 contract for Paveway II laser-guided bombs production, the US Department of Defense announced on its website yesterday, May 9th.
Lockheed Martin Raytheon win 650mn combined contract for Paveway II bombs 640 001A Lockheed Martin's Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb
(Credit: Lockheed Martin)
"This modification provided a five-year contract extension. Work will be performed at locations identified in specific task orders, and is expected to be complete by July 27, 2023," the US DoD said.

The US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity.

The Paveway is a series of laser-guided bombs. The Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb from Lockheed Martin integrates an advanced guidance system to convert conventional gravity bombs into precision guided munitions. A semi-active laser seeker and pneumatically controlled canards guide the weapon. The air foil group (AFG) includes extending wings to provide lift and stability. The aerodynamic properties, exterior dimensions, and overall weapon mass properties of the MAU-209C/B CCG remain the same as existing Paveway II LGB CCGs. The Paveway II Plus guidance section is field programmable, allowing easy installation of future capability.

Paveway II Plus LGB can be used in all Paveway II LGB weapon configurations and aircraft, and is compatible with the MK 80 series and BLU-109 warheads.