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Department of Defence
tests of Extended range ‘smart’ bombs
The Department of Defence, in conjunction with Hawker de Havilland and
The Boeing Company, has conducted the successful initial testing of an extended
range Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) variant. The successful tests were
conducted at Woomera,
The development activity was conducted under the Concept Technology Demonstrator (CTD) Program managed by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO).
The CTD Program assists in the improvement or support of priority Defence capability by providing Australian Industry with an opportunity to demonstrate their technology, thereby informing Defence of the potential performance and technical risk associated with its implementation.
The Concept Technology Demonstrator has proven that major range enhancements can be provided to existing Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM), Global Positioning System (GPS) Guided Bombs.
Consideration will now be given to further develop the wing kits to bring them to commercial production. If the wing kits prove to be commercially viable, there is likely to be significant Australian Industry input in the required manufacturing activities.
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