GBU-53 StormBreaker to Achieve IOC in August 2020


Released on Monday, June 15, 2020
United States of America
F-15E Strike Eagle
F-35A Lightning II
F-35C Lightning II
F/A-18E Super Hornet
F/A-18F Super Hornet
GBU-53/B StormBreaker
GAO - Government Accounting Office
GBU - Guided Bomb Unit
IOC - Initial Operational Capability
SDB - Small Diameter Bomb
US - United States


Source: A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report has warned the US Air Force's GBU-53 StormBreaker, better known as the Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB), has suffered almost a year's delay thanks to a problem discovered with the gliding bomb's folding wings.

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