has teamed with a Korean company to jointly develop a wing assembly for the 2,000-pound Joint Direct Attack Munition Extended Range ( ER) weapon. announced a strategic partnership with , LLC (TAK) to develop the enhanced geo-targeted guided weapon.
Under the teaming arrangement signed Feb. 27,and TAK will co-develop, test, and field a ER wing kit to convert the 2,000-pound JDAM into a JDAM ER. Over the course of the 40-month development program, will provide support to TAK as the Korean company further develops its aerospace capabilities, including preparations for production of the JDAM ER wing assembly. Upon successful completion of the development and flight-test programs, TAK will become ’s primary supplier for the 2,000-pound JDAM ER wing assembly. The baseline JDAM has been sold to the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy, as well as to 22 international customers which could become potential users of the extended range kit.