Boeing Wins $296 Million JDAM Kits Contract
The Air Force awarded a unit of The Boeing Co., McDonnell Douglas Corp., a $296 million cost reimbursement contract for 12,889 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) Lot 11 Guided Vehicle kits.
McDonnell Douglas, of St Louis, will provide kits that will give the Air Force and the Navy an improved aerial delivery capability for existing 500, 1,000 and 2,000-pound bombs.
The JDAM is a kit with inertial navigation system/global positioning system capability.
Work will be complete in March 2009 under the contract, which is managed by Headquarters Air-to-Ground Munitions Systems Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.