By Graham Warwick in Washington DC

Boeing could integrate an anti-ballistic missile boost-phase interceptor on to the venerable B-52 bomber under a $150 million US Air Force contract. The SWING (Smart Weapons Integration Next Generation) contract runs to 2020. Under it Boeing will install a new universal armament interface and extended-range versions of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile, Joint Direct Attack Munition and Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser, then possibly the Small Diameter Bomb and Boost Phase Interceptor. “Subsequent contract modifications will support integration of other next-generation weapons,” says Scot Oathout, Boeing B-52 programme director.

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Source: Flight International