The testing of these weapons proved that the latest paveway II DMLGB updated to Block II Operational Flight Program software enhances the performance of weapons and efficiency of all the three modes of release.
Navy and Marine Corps customers to develop the Block II Operational Flight Program software upgrade to the paveway II DMLGB guidance kits," adding, "Delivered to the fleet earlier this year, the enhanced fire-and-forget technology of our DMLGB kits provides naval warfighters with a mature and highly maneuverable all-weather direct-attack capability."
The precision paveway II DMLGB weapons are only manufactured by Lockheed, which is the sole-source developer to the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps.
Navy and Marine Corps to support day and night exercises that employed our enhanced DMLGB, said Joe Serra, precision guided systems manager at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.
Lockheed Martin s DMLGB adds GPS/Inertial Navigation System (INS) guidance to standard laser-guided bomb weapons, allowing the U.S.
As the sole-source developer and provider of the DMLGB kits, Lockheed Martin upgraded more than 7,000 PavewayTM II LGB guidance kits with dual mode, all-weather capability.
During four missions over a two-day period, F/A-18C/D Hornets and F/A-18E/F Super Hornets released 36 GBU-12F/B bombs fitted with recently upgraded paveway II DMLGB guidance kits.
The most recent paveway II DMLGB upgrade to Block II Operational Flight Program software improves overall weapon performance and effectiveness in all three release modes.
Under current plans, the Jdam (together with the LGB, DMLGB
, LCDB and Maverick) will eventually be replaced in the US Navy inventory under the Direct Attack Moving Target Capability programme, through retrofits to the GBU-12 and -38.