Joint Direct Attack Munition


From JDAM tail kits to support for the Harpoon, Boeing’s expertise runs throughout its product line. Boeing serves the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, the Marines and many U.S. allies by producing and integrating precise, long-range and focused munitions

Expertise across the Spectrum

From the more than 400,000 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tail kits Boeing has built, to the relentless sustainment and upgrade support and it has provided its Harpoon Weapon System, Boeing’s expertise in weapons extends throughout its varied product line. The company serves the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marines and many U.S. international allies by producing, integrating and supporting precise, long-range and focused munitions capabilities. Additionally, Boeing is designing the tail kit assembly for the B61-12, which will modernize guidance capability for the weapon under a contract from the U.S. Air Force awarded in Nov. 2012.

Weapons Milestones

Weapons Feature Stories

New Kit on the Block II

New Kit on the Block II

May 18, 2016 in Defense

The Harpoon Block II Plus features a new datalink system that increases post-launch capability including switching control of the missile and changing target coordinates.

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SDB Conquers New Ground

SDB Conquers New Ground

March 9, 2015 in Defense

Boeing and Saab made noise – and history – when they proved that the Small Diameter Bomb I, originally developed for use by aircraft, can be adapted for launch from a ground artillery system.

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Technical Specifications

Length 92.7 in to 152.7 in
Weight 552 lbs to 2,139 lbs
Diameter 17 in to 25.3 in

Length 71 in to 143 in
Weight 285 lbs to 1,460 lbs
Diameter 7.5 in to 16 in

Length 152 in to 182 in
Weight 1,160 lbs to 1,523 lbs
Diameter 13.5 in

Length 172 in
Weight 1,473 lbs
Diameter 13.5 in












Quick Facts

  • More than 400,000 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) guidance kits have been built at Boeing’s award-winning, modern production facility in St. Charles, Mo.
  • More than 30,000 Laser JDAMs (LJDAM) kits have also been manufactured in the same facility.
  • Since production started in 1998, every single JDAM has been delivered on time and on cost.
  • JDAMs have been extensively combat-proven by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines and international customers.
  • Boeing has been building and upgrading the Harpoon Weapon System for over 40 years. The Block II Harpoon was introduced in 2001.
  • Harpoon Block II missiles are used by 30 international allies.
  • More than 600 ships, 180 submarines, 12 different types of aircraft and land-based launch vehicles carry Harpoon missiles today.
  • Boeing has built more than 25,000 Small Diameter Bombs (SDB).
  • SDB is used by the U.S. Air Force and international customers.