$609M for 30,000 JDAMs
Boeing subsidiary McDonnell Douglas Corp. of Saint Louis, MO, is being awarded a $609.3 million firm fixed price contract to provide for 30,072 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) Guided Vehicles. The JDAM is a bolt-on kit that gives ordinary 500-2000 lb. Bombs Inertial Navigation System and Global Positioning System capability, turning them into precision strike weapons. Work will be performed at McDonnell Douglas Corp. in Saint Louis, MO (75%), and Honeywell Incorporated, in Minneapolis, MN (25%), and is expected to be complete by February 2007. Solicitation began October 2004 and negotiations were completed March 2005. The Headquarters Air-To-Ground Munitions Systems Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, FL issued the contract (FA8681-05-C-0033).