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Textron receives $250 million bomb contract

Textron receives $250 million bomb contract

The U.S. government announced on Thursday that it had cleared the sale of 512 CBU-105 sensor-fused bombs to India by awarding a contract to Textron Systems Corporation, under foreign military sales (FMS) program. Textron Systems Corp. in Wilmington, MA received the $257.7 million contract to provide the  sensor-fuzed weapon/ CBU-105 production units, and 44 training units to India. At this time, $126.3 million has been committed.

Textron’s Sensor-Fuzed Weapon (SFW) bomb scatters 40 projectiles, to cover 30 acres during the pursuit of enemy vehicles. The “skeet” projectiles, which look like tuna cans, will search for targets as they descend, then fire the equivalent of a tank shell through the target’s top armor. If no targets are found, 3 safety modes ensure that the area is safe for troops to move through within several minutes – which means it’s also safe for civilians years later.

The Indian Air Force could use its Russian built  Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jets to launch the half-ton CBU-105 cluster bombs to devastating effect, according to Indian media reports

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