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MSPO 2018: Saab sticks to script on small diameter bomb

6th September 2018 - 16:09 GMT | by Tim Martin in Kielce


Saab is playing down a lack of customer progress on its Ground-Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB) programme as it continues to search for its first sale of the precision artillery munition. 

The ground launched product - a result of co-operation between Saab and Boeing - combines the latter's GBU-39/B SDB I and the M26 rocket motor. It also includes a dual guidance set, an inertial navigation system and GPS.

Niklas Lind, programme director of missile systems at Saab, told Shephard  that the system is not yet in full rate production, despite the fact that 'first test shots were fired in 2015'. 

There is potential

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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