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Boeing, Saab Adapt Air Launched Small Bomb for Ground Launch

Test proves effectiveness of new rocket artillery capability

Issue 59

Boeing and SAAB have proven that Boeing’s Small Diameter Bomb I, originally developed for use by aircraft, can be adapted for launch from a ground artillery system.

The companies recently tested the Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB), integrating the SDB I and M26 rocket motor technologies for the Multiple Launch Rocket System. The testing showed that the bomb can withstand a rocket artillery launch without its performance being compromised.

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