03 Jan 2018

Lockheed Martin secure contract for Paveway II Plus Laser-Guided Bombs

The US Air Force acting on behalf of the US Navy has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin to produce Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) kits.

The contract is a follow-on to the U.S. Air Force’s $131 million fiscal year 2017 LGB award and includes guidance kits and air foil groups (tail kits) for GBU-12 (500 pound) configuration LGBs, slated for delivery by the fourth quarter of 2019.

Paveway II Plus includes an enhanced guidance package that improves accuracy over legacy LGBs. Lockheed Martin has been a qualified supplier of Paveway II LGB kits since 2001, delivering more than 100,000 kits.

Joe Serra, Precision Guided Systems Director at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, said: “Paveway II Plus LGBs from Lockheed Martin meet the U.S. Navy’s warfighting needs in today’s challenging operational environment.

“We are proud to be able to meet the increased demand at a delivery rate that enables successful naval aviation operations across the globe.”

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