Lockheed Martin has secured a $22.8 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to manufacture laser-guided bomb kits and associated components for the U.S. Navy.
The company said Wednesday it will produce Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb kits, including guidance kits and air foil groups or tail kits, for the 500-pound GBU-12 configuration for delivery to the Navy by late 2019.
This contract continues work under a previously awarded $131 million follow-on contract to provide LGB kits to the Air Force for the ninth successive year that also included foreign military sales and replacement kit funds.
Production of air foil groups for GBU-10 and guidance kits for both GBU-10 and GBU-12 is slated for early 2018.
Lockheed said it has delivered over 100,000 Paveway II Plus kits with updated guidance package since 2001.
The company has also provided the U.S. Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and and 24 international customers with over 160,000 training rounds and 7,000 dual-mode LGB kits.
Lockheed’s 350,000-square-foot plant in Archbald, Pennsylvania, serves as the sole supplier of the Paveway II Plus LGB.