America has nearly $ 740 billion. annual military budget, which allows the American defense to provide security to the country and its citizens, and the military industry to develop and be a leader in the international arms market.
Just a few days ago, as we learned on September 24, Washington decided to spend nearly $ 2 billion. for the production and integration of small diameter aircraft bombs. The contractor will be the Chicago company Boeing, which will produce and deliver the necessary equipment for the US Air Force as part of a specially designed weapons program.
It should be noted that the contract and the order to Boeing cover a fairly long period of time and according to the US Department of State this is a period of 15 years, and it is clear that this order concerns not only US defense, but also specific and potential future partners. USA
So far, it is clear that in addition to the United States, countries such as Australia, Belgium, Israel, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands and Norway are also involved in planning the production and supply of small diameter bombs.
Many military experts, including Boeing engineers, note that such bombs are the future of precision destruction. Two other key facts should not be overlooked, which will play a significant role in the development of this technology, namely the low cost of production of the bomb, and the low possibility of external or internal damage to the bomb. Such a small-diameter bomb can hit a target with precise accuracy at a distance of more than 60 miles.