I have yet to cover the Paveway IV Precision Guided Bomb in the Complex Weapon Series but this piece of contract news is worth sharing.
Title attributed to the contract
Design and development of a fully IM Compliant Booster for the Paveway IV Weapon System.Value: 2 300 000 GBPThe Secretary of State for Defence (the Authority) acting through International Guns, Missiles and Rockets Project Team of Defence Equipment and Support proposes to award a Contract to Thales Missile Electronics Ltd for the design, development and optional qualification of an Insensitive Munition Compliant Aurora Fuze Booster for the Paveway IV weapon system.
Not an expert on these things but I suspect a Fuze Booster is not a booster that we might think of (one that extends the range of the bomb)
The Aurora Fuze is the clever bit at the back of the bomb that provides the ability to air burst, explode on contact or after penetrating a target.
Read a bit more here
Anyone have the first clue what it actually is?