Inside the Air Force - February 9, 2018

Air Force to field SDB II software upgrades to improve accuracy

By Rachel Cohen  
February 8, 2018 at 4:26 PM
As Raytheon's Small Diameter Bomb II moves through its test program, the new weapon performed well against moving targets but still had problems hitting static and maritime targets, the Pentagon's director of operational test and evaluation said in his annual report published last month. With initial operational test and evaluation slated to start within the next five months, the SDB II program has more work to do to mature the weapon. Five anomalies were discovered during government confidence testing, which...

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