Boeing

Joint Direct Attack Munition

Called the “Warfighter’s Weapon of Choice,” the Joint Direct Attack Munition, or JDAM, is a low-cost guidance kit that converts free-fall bombs into accurate, near-precision “smart” weapons.

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Expertise across the Spectrum

From the more than 260,000 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tail kits Boeing has built, to the relentless sustainment and upgrade support and it has provided its Harpoon Weapon System, Boeing’s expertise in weapons extends throughout its varied product line. The company serves the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marines and many U.S. international allies by producing, integrating and supporting precise, long-range and focused munitions capabilities. Boeing also is a prime integrator of the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile system, the United States’ land-based nuclear deterrent. Additionally, Boeing is designing the tail kit assembly for the B61-12, which will modernize guidance capability for the weapon under a contract from the U.S. Air Force awarded in Nov. 2012.

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Technical Specifications

Length 92.7 in to 152.7 in
Weight 552 lbs to 2,139 lbs
Diameter 17 in to 25.3 in

Length 71 in to 143 in
Weight 285 lbs to 1,460 lbs
Diameter 7.5 in to 16 in

Length 152 in to 182 in
Weight 1,160 lbs to 1,523 lbs
Diameter 13.5 in


Length 172 in
Weight 1,473 lbs
Diameter 13.5 in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quick Facts

  • More than 260,000 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) guidance kits have been built at Boeing’s award-winning, modern production facility in St. Charles, Mo.
  • 10,000 laser JDAMs kits have also been manufactured in the same facility.
  • Since production started in 1998, every single JDAM has been delivered on time and on cost.
  • JDAMs have been extensively combat-proven by the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Marines and numerous international-allied forces.
  • Boeing has been building and upgrading the Harpoon Weapon System for over 40 years. The Block II Harpoon was introduced in 2001.
  • Harpoon Block II missiles are used by 30 international allies.
  • More than 600 ships, 180 submarines, 12 different types of aircraft and land-based launch vehicles carry Harpoon missiles today.
  • Boeing has built more than 17,000 Small Diameter Bombs.
  • SDB is used by the U.S. Air Force and seven foreign military allies.