Laser Small Diameter Bomb
Boeing’s Laser Small Diameter Bomb is a derivative of the Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) 250-lb-class guided weapon. Incorporating a semi-active laser sensor provides a complementary guidance. Using advanced anti-jam global positioning system-aided inertial navigation, the weapon navigates to programmed coordinates with extreme accuracy. The semi-active laser sensor provides the ability to adjust the weapon’s aim-point by illuminating the target with a laser designator for either fixed or moving targets. The released weapon, with target location programmed GPS coordinates, navigates in flight to the GPS coordinates. If the laser sensor detects laser energy, the sensor provides navigation updates to the mission computer which generates updated guidance to steer the weapon to the target’s latest location.
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