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As the SDB II program is nearing completion of developmental testing Raytheon has completed the first production lot of the Small Diameter Bomb II (designated GBU-53/B) at its fully-automated manufacturing facility in Tucson, Arizona.
Raytheon Company and the U.S. Air Force completed two successful Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II) all-up round live fire test flights that demonstrated the weapon's ability to detect, track and destroy moving targets. The flight tests that took place at the White Sands Missile Test Range, were the final flight events required prior to Milestone C and the start of Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP).
The US Army has released a Request for Proposals for the Engineering (EMD) and development of the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) - new air/ground missile designed to replace the current air-launched BGM-71 TOW, AGM-114 Hellfire and AGM-65 Maverick missiles.
Raytheon Company and the U.S. Air Force concluded a series of test flights with the Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II) culminating in direct...
GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II) program achieved an important milestone last week when the weapon successfully engaged and hit a moving target using its tri-modal seeker. SDB II is designed to engage moving targets in adverse weather and through battlefield obscurants.
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