The system will be designed for the Small Diameter Bomb Increment II (SDB II) precision-guided weapon. Harris and Viasat earned the contract after participating in an industry-wide competition.
Boeing and Lockheed Martin won one of two Air Force contracts for the risk-reduction phase of the SDB II programme last April.
The two-way data exchange network is said to enable the
The Boeing SDB II is the planned follow-up to the SDB I GBU-39 weapon, which has been in operation in south-east
The US Air Force is expected to award a contract for the design and development phase of the SDB II system by late 2009.