01 Oktober 2011

US DoD Approved the Sale of FMU-139 C/B Bomb Fuzes to Australia and Malaysia

01 Oktober 2011

The FMU-139 C/B Bomb Fuze is an electronic impact/impact delay fuzing system developed for use by both the U.S. Navy and the Air Force in the MK 80 series and M117 low drag and high drag, guided or unguided, high-explosive bombs. In addition to impact/impact delay, the fuze is capable of accepting a signal from a separate proximity sensor. (photo : L3)

L-3 Fuzing and Ordnance Systems, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio, is being awarded a $35,990,703 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 20,000 FMU-139C/B electronic bomb fuzes; 200 FMU-139 C/B D-2 dummy fuzes; 100 FMU-139 C/B D-5 cutaway fuzes; and 3,000 accessory kits for the U.S. Navy and the governments of Australia, Turkey, Pakistan, Korea, Bahrain, Malaysia, Finland, and Spain.

Work will be performed in Cincinnati, Ohio (50 percent), and Orlando, Fla. (50 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2014.

Typical weapon configuration for Mk-80 bomb series (image : ATK)

Contract funds in the amount of $20,927,389 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via an electronic request for proposals; two offers were received.

This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($20,927,389; 58.15 percent); and under the Foreign Military Sales Program, the governments of Australia ($6,076,900; 16.88 percent), Turkey ($4,052,014; 11.26 percent), Pakistan ($2,386,981; 6.63 percent), Korea ($1,341,157; 3.73 percent), Bahrain ($396,093; 1.1 percent), Malaysia ($345,292; 0.96 percent), Finland ($268,630; 0.75 percent), and Spain ($196,247; 0.55 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-11-C-0090).

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