|A weapons loader prepares a BLU-109-based GBU-31 JDAM for a mission at a forward-deployed location. The GBU-56 adds a laser-guided seeker to the GBU-31 for a moving target capability. Source: US Air Force|
By: Wording OD.
The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Boeing a USD9.97 million contract related to testing and integration of the GBU-56(V)4/B 2,000 lb precision guided munition (PGM) onto the F/A-18 Hornet combat aircraft.
The contract, awarded on 6 September, covers the systems engineering and logistic support planning required for production acceptance testing and evaluation of the DSU-42/B precision laser guidance set and the KMU-558 series guidance set of the GBU-56(V)4/B PGM. It also includes integration onto the Hornet aircraft for the US Navy and US Marine Corps.