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Boeing to Modify 9,000 JDAMs (Jun 7)

McDonnell Douglas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Boeing Co., Saint Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $31,361,338 contract to convert 9,000 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) selective availability anti-spoofing module (SAASM) guided vehicles procured under JDAM Lot 9 contract to selective availability anti-spoofing module/anti-jam (SAASM/AJ) configuration and procure anti-jam non-recurring equipment.

The Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) weapon system provides the Air Force and the Navy with an improved aerial delivery capability for existing 500-, 1000- and 2000-pounds bombs.

The JDAM is a strap-on kit with Inertial Navigation System (INS)/Global Positioning System (GPS) capability. The location of performance is Honeywell Inc., Motion and Sensor Products Operation, Minneapolis, Minn., (approx 25%). Total funds have been obligated.

This work will be complete February 2007. Solicitations began and negotiations were complete June 2005.

The Air-to-Ground Munitions Systems Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (F A8681-05-C-0033).

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