WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 (UPI) — The U.S. Air Power put a $ 262 million buy with Boeing for the supply of Joint Immediate Assault Munition tailkits.
Underneath the The buy, put underneath an existing deal, Boeing will supply strap-on inertial assistance kits to improve the functionality of acquiring assistance updates from Worldwide Positioning Systems to enhance weapon precision.
Perform will be executed at St. Louis, Mo. The U.S. Protection Department expects the function to be concluded by November 2017.
Joint Immediate Attack Munition, or JDAM, kits change existing unguided bombs into precision-guided “smart bombs.” GPS aids an inertial navigation program to enhance guidance. Targets can be engaged with JDAM after coordinates are loaded into the aircraft prior to takeoff, manually before the weapon is launched, and routinely entered with onboard aircraft sensors. Info is passed from the aircraft to the weapon.