Norway signs with Boeing

Boeing will provide the Joint Direct Attack Munition weapon system to the Royal Norwegian Air Force under an agreement recently reached with Norway.


Boeing will provide the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) weapon system to the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) under an agreement recently reached with Norway.



The JDAM system will equip RNoAF F-16 aircraft with all-weather and autonomous delivery of bombs against a range of targets. The contract includes JDAM guidance kits, F-16 weapon system integration and operational support.



Norway is the fifth member of the European Participating Air Forces (EPAF) to select JDAM, resulting in a common weapon system across EPAF member nations. This JDAM contract also brings to 14 the number of international customers for this weapon system.



A GPS-aided, near-precision weapon, JDAM guidance kits are said to be capable of guiding warheads ranging in size from 500 to 2,000 pounds.