Raytheon has won the United States Air Force’s Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) lifecycle support contract worth $200 million, Pentagon announced Monday.
This contract provides lifecycle support includes, but is not limited to, all efforts related to the SDB II and variants in various support efforts for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development integration, production, sustainment, testing, obsolescence analysis and management, logistics support, testing, training, upgrades, and software updates. Additionally, studies and analysis related to current and future expansion of system performance, simulations, modeling, test hardware, technical support, aircraft integration activities, and procurement of all associated test hardware to support the activities and repair of non-warranted assets will be procured using this contract vehicle.
Technical support for the SDB II system provides for engineering, management fielding and logistical tasks required to ensure technical baselines remain current and effective and that future growth requirements remain feasible.
Work is expected to be completed by September 30, 2024.
Last week, the company was awarded $280 million for SDB weapon integration on selected weapon platforms, and support of the fielded weapon system.
The Boeing-made SDB is a precision-guided munition that enables aircraft to attack more targets in a single mission. The weapon is suitable for fighter aircraft, bombers and unmanned combat aircraft.