14 December, 2017: Lockheed Martin won a $22.8 million contract from the US Air Force on behalf of the US Navy to produce Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) kits.
The contract includes guidance kits and air foil groups (tail kits) for GBU-12 (500 pound) configuration LGBs, slated for delivery by fourth quarter 2019.
"Paveway II Plus LGBs from Lockheed Martin meet the US Navy's warfighting needs in today's challenging operational environment," said Joe Serra, Precision Guided Systems director at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "We are proud to be able to meet the increased demand at a delivery rate that enables successful naval aviation operations across the globe."
Paveway II Plus includes an improved guidance package that enhances accuracy over legacy LGBs. Lockheed Martin has been a qualified supplier of Paveway II LGB kits since 2001, and has delivered more than 100,000 kits to customers.