After yearlong delay, the US Air Force is ready to field Raytheon’s new smart bomb

SDB II was designed with a tri-mode seeker that includes a millimeter wave radar, an infrared imaging capability, a semi-active laser, GPS and an inertial navigation system. Those guidance systems allow the weapon to engage moving targets in all weather conditions, including environments where visibility is obscured by dust and debris.

Article source: https://www.defensenews.com/air/2020/10/14/after-a-yearlong-delay-the-air-force-is-finally-ready-to-begin-fielding-raytheons-new-smart-bomb/

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