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Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM)

Specifications
Contractors Boeing (McDonnell Douglas Aerospace)

Subcontractors to Boeing include:
  • Lockheed Martin Defense Systems -- mission computer at Clearwater, FL
  • Honeywell, Inc. -- Inertial Measurement Unit at Ring Laser Gyro facility in Minneapolis, MN
  • Rockwell Collins -- Global Positioning System Receiver in Cedar Rapids, IA
  • HR Textron -- tail actuator subsystem in Valencia, CA
  • Lockley -- tail fairing structure in Danville, VA
Mission Close air support, interdiction, offensive counterair, suppression of enemy air defense, naval anti-surface warfare, amphibious strike
Targets Mobile hard, mobile soft, fixed hard, fixed soft, maritime surface
Variant JDAM JDAM-PIP
Service Air Force and Navy Air Force
Program status Development
First capability 1997 2004
Guidance method GPS/INS (autonomous) GPS/INS mid-course with a terminal seeker yet to be selected
Range Greater than 5 nautical miles, up to 15 miles
Circular error probable 13 meters using integrated GPS/INS unit
30 meters using INS only
3 meters
Development cost $683.9M FY 1995 estimate
$399.3M FY 1999 estimate
Air Force has programmed about $76.5 million for development through 2001
Production cost $4,154.4 million
Total cost $4,650.6 million
Acquisition unit cost $62,846
Average unit cost
(40,000 units)
$18,000 current estimate
$42,200 initial estimate
Quantity Navy: 12,000
Air Force: 62,000
5,000--kits to be added to basic JDAM
Platforms B-52, B-1, B-2, F-22, F-16, F-15E, F- 117, F-14 A/B/D, F/A-18C/D, F/A-18E/F, AV-8B, P-3, S-3 B-52, B-1, B-2, F-16, F-15E, F-117



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