Boeing wins contract modification for SDB Increment 1 Lots 12-14 production

Boeing has been awarded a contract modification to a previously awarded contract for Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) Increment 1 Lots 12-14 production.

The contract modification, worth around $194 million, was awarded by the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) located at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

This modification provides for the purchase of an additional quantity of 6,000 SDB 1 all-up-rounds being produced under the basic contract. This contract involves foreign military sales (FMS) to Saudi Arabia, Japan, Israel, the Netherlands, South Korea, and Singapore.

Work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri, and is expected to be completed by Dec. 30, 2020.  This modification is a result of a sole-source acquisition.

The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) ceiling is increasing from $700 million to over $893 million. Fiscal 2015 and 2016 missile procurement; and foreign military sales funds in the amount of around $100 million is being obligated at the time of award.

Small Diameter Bomb (SDB)

GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) is a 250 lb (110 kg) precision-guided glide bomb that is intended to provide aircraft with the ability to carry a higher number of more accurate bombs.

Most U.S. Air Force (USAF) aircraft will be able to carry (using the BRU-61/A rack) a pack of four SDBs in place of a single 2,000 lb (907 kg) bomb.

The Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB-II) / GBU-53/B, adds a tri-mode seeker (radar, infrared homing, and semiactive laser guidance) to the INS and GPS guidance of the original SDB.

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