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Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM)

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
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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