France has ordered Raytheon Paveway II and Paveway III guidance kits, allowing it to create laser-guided munitions in conjunction with locally built Mk82/83/84 unguided bombs and BLU-109 penetrator warheads.

With test equipment, spares and training, Raytheon says the deal is worth around $100 million. Deliveries are expected to be finished by October 2001 and the LGBs will be used by the French air force and navy.

Source: Flight International