Raytheon Wins USA’s GBU-53 Small Diameter Bomb Competition

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    GBU-53/B, aka. SDB-II(click to view full) The 250 pound GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb gives American fighters the ability to carry more high-precision GPS-guided glide bombs, without sacrificing punching power against fortified targets. The initial award to Boeing was controversial, and the Darlene Druyun corruption scandal ultimately forced a re-compete of the Increment II development program. Whereas [...]

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