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Paragon  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): January 2009
Total Production: 9,000
Also Known As: Dual Mode Laser Guided Bomb, GBU-12F/B and Paveway II DMLGB
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Lockheed Martin
Parent System: Paveway
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1968
Total Production: 353,000
Family Members: EGBU-24 Paveway III, EGBU-27 Paveway III, GBU-10 Paveway II, GBU-12 Paveway II, GBU-16 Paveway II, GBU-24 Paveway III, GBU-27 Paveway III, GBU-28 Bunker Buster, GBU-28C/B, GBU-48 Paveway II, GBU-49 Paveway II, GBU-50 Paveway II and GBU-58 Paveway
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Description: The Dual Mode Laser Guided Bomb (DMLGB) is an US Navy's program focusing on upgrading existing Paveway II laser guided bombs in the Navy's inventory through replacement of Computer Control Group (CCG) system with an Inertial Navigation System/Global Positioning System (INS/GPS). GPS/INS is an all-weather guidance system that provides dual-mode guidance capability. The addition of a GPS/INS guidance module enables fire-and-forget capability on Paveway II bomb which was originally developed as a semi-active laser-guided weapon.

Under DMLGB program GBU-10, GBU-12 and GBU-16 Paveway II bombs will receive the INS/GPS module. Compared with Paveway II, Paveway II DMLGB will provide minimized collateral damage and greater standoff range while being capable of operating at all-weather conditions. Laser-guided Paveway IIs depend strongly on weather conditions. Bad visibility due to clouds and/or rain, obscurants or any other form of clutter could potentially jam the laser beam which translates into the weapon missing its target.

In November 2005 the US Navy announced Lockheed Martin winner for the DMLGB program. Lockheed Martin was selected to develop, qualify and produce the Paveway II DMLGB kits. This announcement was followed by a 2006 procurement contract worth $65 million and a five-year procurement with a potential value of $266 million. Lockheed Martin retrofit kit was based on Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) components. Lockheed Martin re-named Dual Mode Plus Laser Guided Bomb weapon system as the Paragon in March 2017.

Paragon Applications


Combat Aircraft F-15SA

Paragon News

There are 11 news between
8 Nov 2005 and 29 Aug 2017
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017Lockheed Martin Delivers 100,000th Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb
Thursday, March 2, 2017Lockheed Martin Introduces Paragon Direct Attack Munition
Monday, August 8, 2016Lockheed Martin Dual Mode Plus Precision-Guided Munition Successful in Flight Tests
Monday, August 4, 2014Lockheed Martin Dual Mode Laser Guided Bomb Achieves Objectives in Marine Corps Training Exercises
Wednesday, September 4, 2013US Navy Successfully Test Fires Paveway II Dual Mode Laser Guided Bomb
Tuesday, January 13, 2009Paveway II DMLGB Bomb Achieves Operational Capability with US Navy
Thursday, September 27, 2007Paveway II DMLGB Qualified for US Navy
Thursday, January 11, 2007US Navy's New Enhanced Laser Guided Training Round Tested Successfully
Tuesday, October 10, 2006DMLGB Successful in AV-8B Aircraft Test
Tuesday, March 7, 2006Dual Mode Paveway II Performs New Flight Tests

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Saudi Arabia2,000
1,000 500-lb and 1,000 2,000-lb bombs
United States of America7,000
Upgraded bombs

Grand Total 9,0002
 
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