Boeing wins $3.2B U.S. defense contract for JDAMs

Boeing Co was awarded a $3.2 billion contract modification to a previously awarded contract for Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tailkits, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

The contract for the tailkits, which use GPS to boost accuracy for conventional bombs, was raised from an initial $1.75 billion contract awarded on Oct. 30, 2014, due to warfighter demand and to replenish depleted inventories, the Pentagon said in a statement.

The kits are made in Boeing’s plant in St. Charles. A Boeing spokeswoman said the company had already anticipated increased demand for the kits and it doesn’t foresee a significant change in the workforce. She declined to provide an employment figure for the facility.

Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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