AFSOC to add Laser SDB to MQ-9 in FY-20, with SDB II to follow

By Rachel Cohen / May 19, 2017 at 1:08 PM
Air Force Special Operations Command is planning to integrate Boeing's Laser Small Diameter Bomb onto an MQ-9 Reaper for the first time, as the first step of a plan to field Raytheon’s SDB II on the unmanned aerial aircraft in the future. Bill Lane, chief of AFSOC's strike and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance division, wrote in a May 18 email the LSDB will improve payload capacity and weapon options for the MQ-9 and allow the service to mix and match...

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