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May 19, 2015
Raytheon low-rate production of SDB II bomb looms closer
Washington (UPI) May 18, 2015
Raytheon's Small Diameter Bomb II is ready to enter low-rate initial production following a Milestone C briefing by the company and the U.S. Air Force. An SDB II weighs just 250 pounds. With a trimode seeker - millimeter-wave radar, uncooled imaging infrared and semi-active laser - the bomb can strike mobile and stationary targets at a standoff distance in any weather condition. Equipped with a data link, the target of the weapon can be changed after its release from an aircraft. ... read more

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