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John O’Brien: Raytheon-Built Small Diameter Bomb Hit Targets During Flight Tests

John O'Brien: Raytheon-Built Small Diameter Bomb Hit Targets During Flight Tests - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Raytheon logo_EbizRaytheon Co. and the U.S. Air Force have demonstrated the Small Diameter Bomb II tri-mode seeker to target stationary and moving objects during three guided tests.

The SDB II worked to identify wheeled and tracked targets using sensor data during the tests, Raytheon said Thursday.

“These guided tests were successfully accomplished against separate targets in both moving and static scenarios that included both wheeled and tracked vehicles,” said John O’Brien, Raytheon SDB II program director.

Low-rate initial production of SBD II seekers will follow after the guided demonstrations.

“The government and industry team looks forward to the upcoming Milestone C decision, so we can transition SDB II into production and deliver it to the warfighters who need it,” added O’Brien.

Raytheon is set to test live warheads and fuzes on the SDB II to destroy targets during two live fire tests scheduled  in the coming weeks.

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