Raytheon to Build Lot 2 Small Diameter Bombs for Air Force

smb-iiThe U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon a $49.2 million contract modification for the production of Lot 2 Small Diameter Bomb Increment II weapons and containers.

Raytheon’s missile systems business will perform work in Tucson, Arizona through Sept. 30, 2018, the Defense Department said Thursday.

The modification exercises an option on a previously awarded fixed-price incentive firm contract.

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center obligated the full contract amount from its fiscal 2016 missile procurement funds at the time of the award.

The SDB II seeker bomb is designed with a millimeter wave radar, infrared imaging and a semi-active laser to support warfighters in combat during all weather conditions, even with limited visibility

Raytheon noted that the Air Force and the U.S. Navy has commenced integration of the SBD II to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft.

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