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USAF orders SDB rounds for USSOCOM

8th November 2019 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Boeing has been awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to provide several hundred Laser Small Diameter Bombs, as well as associated warhead shipping containers, to be used by US Special Operations Detachment 1.

The contract, worth $22.5 million and the result of a sole source delivery order, was announced on 7 November and covers the acquisition of 522 rounds and 131 warhead shipping containers. 

Work will be carried out at Boeing's St Louis facility in Missouri, and is expected to be completed by February 2021.

FY20 procurement funds totalling $21.5 million and research, development, test and evaluation funds of $948,567 were obligated at the time of the award. 

According to the Department of Defense, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center based at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida is the contracting activity for the award. 

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