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Kuwait: ‘Smart’ bomb kits purchased

Kuwait is to buy $37m worth of bomb guidance kits from the United States. The deal, which was approved by the US State Department just before Christmas, covers joint direct attack munition (JDAM) tail kits, which are designed to convert unguided bombs into ‘smart’ bombs. The order covers 750 kits for 500-pound (lb) bombs, 250 kits for 1,000lb bombs and a further 250 kits for 2,000lb bombs, all of which are to be supplied by The Boeing Company.

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