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U.S. Navy orders 4,000+ laser guided training rounds

Posted by Dylan Malyasov on


The U.S. Department of Defense has announced on 28 January, that the U.S. Navy ordered almost 4000 Laser Guided Training Rounds BDU-59B/B.

According to a statement, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control is awarded $16,089,088 for modification P00005 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-17-C-0022).  This modification provides for the procurement of 4,320 Laser Guided Training Rounds BDU-59B/B. 

Work is expected to be completed in December 2021.  

According to Lockheed Martin, the BDU-59B/B is a realistic Paveway II Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) tactical employment training system. BDU-59B/B replicates the key performance and laser engagement requirements of Paveway laser guided weapon systems.

New training rounds is a cost-effective and prudent training solution for Warfighters—both aircrew and terminal air controllers.

BDU-59B/B accurately emulates the employment characteristics of Paveway II Laser Guided Bombs (LGBs) and provides live-fire training so aircrews can practice and refine delivery tactics in tactical mission environments while conserving operational weapon assets; and terminal air controllers can more effectively employ end-game lasing techniques.

The multi-carriage BDU-59B/B further improves Paveway II LGB training efficiency and lowers total cost through use of multiple units during a single training sortie. In addition, multi-carriage system offers dramatically improved training opportunities for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA).

U.S. Navy orders 4,000+ laser guided training rounds

Posted by Dylan Malyasov on


The U.S. Department of Defense has announced on 28 January, that the U.S. Navy ordered almost 4000 Laser Guided Training Rounds BDU-59B/B.

According to a statement, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control is awarded $16,089,088 for modification P00005 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-17-C-0022).  This modification provides for the procurement of 4,320 Laser Guided Training Rounds BDU-59B/B. 

Work is expected to be completed in December 2021.  

According to Lockheed Martin, the BDU-59B/B is a realistic Paveway II Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) tactical employment training system. BDU-59B/B replicates the key performance and laser engagement requirements of Paveway laser guided weapon systems.

New training rounds is a cost-effective and prudent training solution for Warfighters—both aircrew and terminal air controllers.

BDU-59B/B accurately emulates the employment characteristics of Paveway II Laser Guided Bombs (LGBs) and provides live-fire training so aircrews can practice and refine delivery tactics in tactical mission environments while conserving operational weapon assets; and terminal air controllers can more effectively employ end-game lasing techniques.

The multi-carriage BDU-59B/B further improves Paveway II LGB training efficiency and lowers total cost through use of multiple units during a single training sortie. In addition, multi-carriage system offers dramatically improved training opportunities for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA).

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