The Lockheed Martin Dual Mode Laser Guided Bomb (DMLGB) is in service with the U.S. Navy. DMLGB uses the existing Paveway® II Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) infrastructure and upgrades the existing Computer Control Group (CCG) system with an Inertial Navigation System/Global Positioning System (INS/GPS)―an all-weather guidance system that provides dual-mode guidance capability. With the combination of the upgraded INS/GPS system, existing semi-active laser (SAL) seeker and anti-jam technology, the DMLGB minimizes collateral damage and improves mission effectiveness by providing precision strike capabilities in all-weather at extended standoff ranges. The DMLGB is effective against fixed, relocatable and moving targets.
Paveway II Plus GBU-16 kits produced by Lockheed Martin are used on 1,000-lb bombs, while GBU-10 and GBU-12 kits are used on 2,000-lb and 500-lb bombs, respectively. Over 7,000 kits have been manufactured. Lockheed Martin kits are capable of employment by F/A-18, F-16, F-15, F-117 and other aircraft currently configured to carry and release LGBs. The SAL seeker technology and upgraded INS/GPS guidance system are mature, affordable and proven in combat.
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