Tuesday, September 11, 2012

RF seeker sought for HVPW

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Northrop Grumman and the Air Force are working on a precision guidance system for a rocket-propelled bomb for the F-35 that attacks deeply buried targets. Northrop Grumman won a $1.8 million contract to gather data to support development of an RF seeker for the future High Velocity Penetrating Weapons. The idea is to develop a 2,000-pound bunker-buster with the punch of a 5,000-pound gravity bomb. (Source: Military & Aerospace Electronics, 09/11/12) Previous