Lockheed Martin to produce Paveway II Plus laser guided bombs for U.S. Air Force

ARCHBALD, Pa., 20 Oct. 2012. Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] was awarded a $34.1 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for follow-on production of the Paveway II Plus laser guided bomb (LGB) GBU-10, GBU-12 and GBU-16 guidance kits.

Lockheed Martin received the majority share of a $56 million paveway II Plus LGB procurement with this contract. Production for the contract is expected to begin in early 2014. The contract is part of an overall $475 million five-year, firm-fixed-price, multiple-award contract announced by the U.S. Air Force in August 2011. Lockheed Martin was qualified as a paveway supplier in 2001.

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Lockheed Martin will build and deliver Paveway II Plus LGB kits, which consist of the MAU-209C/B computer control groups that contain the electronic guidance system, and the associated air foil groups that provide lift and stability to the weapons, in standard GBU-10 MK-84, GBU-12 MK-82, and GBU-16 MK-83 series configurations. All work will be performed at Lockheed Martin’s facility in Archbald, Pa.

Lockheed Martin is a qualified provider of all three variants of paveway II MK-80 series LGBs, and is the sole provider of the Paveway II enhanced laser guided training round and dual mode laser guided bomb. Lockheed Martin has delivered more than 65,000 LGB kits to the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and international customers.

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