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16 September 2015

DSEI 2015: Saab´s Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb Lands

Saab presents, for the first time at Stand 230, Hall N2, the newly-developed Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB). Earlier this year Saab and Boeing tested the Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB). By integrating the SDB I air-launched weapon with the M26 ground-based rocket motor (from the Multiple Launch Rocket System) Saab and Boeing created a new class of precision attack system. Successful live-fire tests showed that the bomb can withstand a rocket artillery launch with no compromise in its flight performance.

We are very proud to be at DSEI to present our new GLSDB. It is a groundbreaking system that will give Armed Forces around the world a whole new capability to engage any target. Together with Boeing, we now can offer a game-changing capability for the United States, as well as the global market,” said Görgen Johansson, head of Saab Business Area Dynamics.

The GLSDB is a long-range precision attack solution that expands the capabilities of Armed Forces. Highly effective and accurate over long ranges, the GLSDB has the ability to fly complex trajectories and manoeuvres to strike targets that cannot be reached by conventional direct fire weapons. It meets the evolving needs of armed forces today and tomorrow, when fighting in complex scenarios.

GLSDB gives land forces a mobile, organic capability to hit targets that were previously out of their reach by taking advantage of the Small Diameter Bomb’s inherent maneuverability and accuracy. Under a teaming agreement signed last year, Boeing and Saab will offer GLSDB to current and future rocket artillery users.