Small Diameter Bomb II production to resume in July after yearlong delay

By Sara Sirota / June 15, 2020 at 4:33 PM
The Air Force expects to restart Small Diameter Bomb production next month after previously undisclosed safety deficiencies with the Small Diameter Bomb II led prime contractor Raytheon to halt production last July. The Government Accountability Office revealed in a new report released earlier this month that Raytheon "partially halted" Lot 3 production last year after discovering safety problems -- most notably with SDB II's fins that "glide the bomb in flight and could inadvertently deploy before launch.” The company has...

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