Raytheon forecasts SDB II Super Hornet fielding in coming months; approval for F-35 operational use next year

By Briana Reilly / October 1, 2021 at 12:03 PM
Raytheon Technologies expects its Small Diameter Bomb II will be fielded on the Navy's F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet within the next few months, while approval for operational use on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is projected to follow in calendar year 2022. Dubbed “StormBreaker,” the small weapon -- which is capable of striking mobile targets from more than 40 miles away by leveraging GPS, laser and radar technologies for precision guidance -- is also on track to wrap up the...

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