L3 Fuzing & Ordnance Systems to Provide FMU-139C/B Fuzes, Accessories
CINCINNATI — L3 Fuzing & Ordnance Systems (L3 FOS) announced Jan. 8 that it had been awarded a contract modification worth $28.4 million from Naval Air Systems Command. The contract is for the procurement of FMU-139C/B fuzes and accessories for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and foreign governments under the U.S. Department of Defense’s Foreign Military Sales program.
“This follow-on award for additional fuzes and accessories signifies the critical capability and demand for the FMU-139C/B,” said Dave Duggan, president of L3’s Precision Engagement Systems sector. “The FMU-139C/B is an important program for the U.S. and allied militaries, and L3 FOS looks forward to delivering more capability and greater reliability to our customers.”
The FMU-139C/B is an electro-mechanical impact/impact delay fuzing system designed for guided and unguided high-explosive munitions. It is the primary fuze for the Mk 80 Series general-purpose aerial ordnance and also is used on other weapon systems, such as the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM).
L3 FOS, a division of the Precision Engagement Systems sector within L3’s Electronic Systems business segment, specializes in the development and manufacture of advanced fuzing products, sensors and safety devices. These products are utilized in numerous artillery, mortar and air-dropped munitions, as well as rockets, missiles and other advanced weapon systems.