- Component Advanced Development
- Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile
- Small Diameter Bomb
- System Development and Demonstration
- United States Air Force
- Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser
Lockheed-Martin's Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) team successfully completed several
significant tests during the program's Component Advanced Development (CAD)
The SDB prototype has been the first of two prototypes to fly during tests in
December, January and February. Boeing is developing the other prototype for the
SDB is a precision-guided, miniature munition that will enable US fighters and
bombers to attack more targets with fewer airplanes. Lockheed Martin is engaged
in a two-year competitive program to develop the design for the bomb and
Lockheed-Martin's SDB program leverages expertise gained from its JASSM and WCMD
The tests were conducted at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, executing 4
instrumented flight tests collecting vibration, temperature, pressure, loads and
acoustic environmental data in the F-15E SDB captive carry envelope.
There was conducted a warhead sled test in which a Lockheed Martin SDB
penetrated a hardened target, including warhead penetration, warhead and fuze
survival, and fuze detonation.
Aircraft fit-check testing on the F-15E, F/A-22, B-1, A-10, F-16, B-52 and F-117
has demonstrated that the Lockheed Martin SDB physically integrates seamlessly
onto the USAF's program threshold aircraft.
Later this year, the USAF will select a single contractor between
Lockheed-Martin and Boeing to move into the program's SDD phase and later into
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