Boeing to Refit Israeli F-16 Fighter Jets to Carry Smart Bombs
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(IsraelWire-5/22) Boeing Aircraft will receive an $8.4 million contract to upgrade Israel Air Force F-16 fighter jets to drop the company's new satellite-guided smart bomb, the company and military officials said Tuesday.
According to the BridgeNews report distributed by the IMRA News Agency, the contract will provide for the upgrading of F-16 jets to enable them to deliver the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM).
Boeing makes guidance kits that convert so-called dumb bombs into weapons guided by Global Positioning System satellites.
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