Air Force negotiating with microchip producer for SDB II

By Shelley K. Mesch / July 5, 2022 at 4:50 AM
The microchip producer for the Air Force's Small Diameter Bomb II extended its manufacturing end date by four months as the service continues negotiating to obtain all of the needed chips that will integrate military-code GPS onto the bomb. The company manufacturing the chips had planned to halt production in August, but has since pushed back that end date to December, service spokesman Maj. Josh Benedetti told Inside Defense. “The service is actively negotiating quantities and prices to remain...

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