Wednesday, January 7, 2009
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Boeing Co. received two Defense Department contracts totaling $217.1 million for continued production of Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tail kits and Small Diameter Bombs (SDB). The JDAM contract includes more than 4,000 tail kits for the Air Force and Navy. The SDB contract includes more than 2,500 weapons and associated carriages for the Air Force. Deliveries are scheduled for 2010. (Source: Boeing, 01/07/09). Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is where the Air Force develops airborne conventional weapons.