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Boeing, Saab Adapt Air Launched Small Bomb for Ground Launch

Test proves effectiveness of new rocket artillery capability

Issue 59 - March 2015

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.