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Lockheed Receives $100M for Laser-Guided Bombs

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ARCHBALD, Pa., Sept. 7, 2011 — Defense contractor Lockheed Martin has received a $100.5 million Air Force contract to produce paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) GBU-12 guidance kits.

The award represents the majority share of an initial $134 million paveway II Plus LGB procurement, part of an overall $475 million five-year, firm-fixed price, multiple-award contract announced by the Air Force on Aug. 1.

Deliveries for the GBU-12 guidance kits will begin in 2012. The kits consist of the recently integrated MAU-209C/B computer control group, which contains the electronic guidance system, and the MXU-650 air foil group, which provides lift and stability to the weapons. They improve weapon accuracy and reduce risk to US and allied ground forces when compared with the legacy paveway II weapons. 

Lockheed is currently producing the kits for the Air Force and Navy as part of a $34 million Air Force contract awarded in 2010.

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