Boeing, Ferra sign Expand Precision Aerial Munition Partnership

US based Boeing and Australia industry partner Ferra Engineering signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to continue production of Joint Direct Attack Munition Extended Range (JDAM ER) wing kits.

The JDAM ER kits triple the effective range of the standard JDAM — a low-cost option to convert the existing munitions into guided smart munitions.

Also, the agreement includes the intent to explore applications for Powered JDAM — a long-range, low-cost and mass-producible JDAM derivative capable of travelling upwards of 300 nautical miles.

Notably, Brisbane-based Ferra is Boeing’s global supplier of the 500-pound JDAM ER wing kits.

Under the MoU, the partnership will be extended through 2028.

The partnership aligns with the Australian Defence Force’s commitment to enhance sovereign weapons capability under the Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance (GWEO) Enterprise and aligns with the AUKUS security partnership goal of advancing trilateral defence capabilities.

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