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Artist concept of a JDAM-ER. Photo by Boeing

 

Korean Company to Offer Wing Assembly for 2,000-Pound JDAM ER

Boeing has teamed with a Korean company to jointly develop a wing assembly for the 2,000-pound Joint Direct Attack Munition Extended Range (JDAM ER) weapon. Boeing announced a strategic partnership with Times Aerospace Korea, LLC (TAK) to develop the enhanced geo-targeted guided weapon.

Under the teaming arrangement signed Feb. 27, Boeing and TAK will co-develop, test, and field a JDAM ER wing kit to convert the 2,000-pound JDAM into a JDAM ER. Over the course of the 40-month development program, Boeing will provide support to TAK as the Korean company further develops its aerospace capabilities, including preparations for production of the JDAM ER wing assembly. Upon successful completion of the development and flight-test programs, TAK will become Boeing's primary supplier for the 2,000-pound JDAM ER wing assembly. The baseline JDAM has been sold to the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy, as well as to 22 international customers which could become potential users of the extended range kit.