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Small Diameter Bomb launched from MLRS

12th March 2015 - 16:36 GMT | by Scott Gourley in California

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Saab and Boeing Weapons and Missile Systems have conducted the first ground-launch of Boeing’s GBU-39/B Small Diameter Bomb I.

Originally developed for delivery by aircraft, the recent ground-launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB) live fire demonstration showed that the system can be adapted for launch from an artillery system.

Under a teaming agreement signed by Saab and Boeing in August 2014, the Small Diameter Bomb I was integrated to an M26 Multiple Launch Rocket System rocket motor with an inter-stage adapter. Nammo provide the rocket motor used in the test.

The firing demonstration occurred in February at Sweden’s Vidsel

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