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Weapons Programs

Small Diameter Bomb (SDB)

Small Diameter Bomb


Joining the Fight
NDIA International Air-Ground Weapon Symposium 2017

Tim Williams, SDB Program Manager

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Weapon System Elements
Weapons Programs | Small Diameter Bomb (SDB)

Weapon Carriage
GBU-39/B BRU-61A

GBU-39A/B
BRU-61B/A

GBU-39B/B

Logistics Mission Planning


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Target Set
Weapons Programs | Small Diameter Bomb (SDB)

Demonstrated Effectiveness for a wide variety of Targets

Precision Accuracy
Builds on years of JDAM GPS guidance evolution for
the most accurate INS/GPS weapon

Effective Multipurpose Warhead


Optimized for Penetration & Blast-Fragmentation
Insensitive Munition certified
Cockpit selectable fuzing

Low Collateral Damage VIDEO

Result of accuracy and Right Size Warhead

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Aircraft Integration
Weapons Programs | Small Diameter Bomb (SDB)

Operational
F-15
AC-130W
F-22
F-16
Tornado

In Progress
F-16
F-35A
AC-130J
Gripen

Future
Eurofighter
Light Aircraft

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GBU-39/B SDB I
Weapons Programs | Small Diameter Bomb (SDB)

Anti-Jam GPS Tail Actuation System

Mission Computer

GPS Antenna

Wing Assembly (stowed)

Thermal Battery
HG 1930 IMU
Arming
Generator / Cover
Guidance Unit
Fuze Housing

Fuzewell with Insensitive


Cable Cover
Munition Features

Warhead
Lugs

HOBS

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System Characteristics
Weapons Programs | Small Diameter Bomb (SDB)

GBU-39 Weapon
System Weight = 268 lb
Length = 71 in.
Wingspan = 63 in.
205 lb Penetrator, Blast/Frag.
Warhead =

16.0 126.4

7.75
16.1

143.1
7.5
BRU-61 Carriage with 4 Weapons
System Weight =1412 lb
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Multi-Purpose Warhead
Weapons Programs | Small Diameter Bomb (SDB)

Multi-Purpose Warhead (Low Collateral Damage)


Penetrator 3 ft. Steel Reinforced Concrete
Blast & Fragmenting

Insensitive Munition (IM) Qualified Warhead


Insensitive Explosive Fill
Passed Full Series of IM Tests at China Lake

1 meter of dirt
1 meter of concrete
52.7 in

205 lb VIDEO #1

36 lb AFX-757 Explosive
VIDEO #2
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Programmable Electronic Safe & Arm Fuze (ESAF)

Weapons Programs | Small Diameter Bomb (SDB)

SDB I Fuze Provides Flexibility in Arming & Function Timing

Arming Environments:
Weapon Release (Umbilical Separation)
Wind Turbine Arming Power (Derived from Wind
Turbine)

Programmable Modes & Function Delays


Modes = Impact, Proximity
Function Delays = multiple delay settings
Cockpit Selectable or Mission Planned

Modes & Function Delays Can Be Combined Mission


Flexibility

SDB I Programmable Fuze Enhances Warhead Effectiveness


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SDB I Standoff and Accuracy
Weapons Programs | Small Diameter Bomb (SDB)

100 Total Guidance & Nav Errors


Release: 40K Mach 0.8
with 70 degree impact angle
80
60 nm
60 50 nm
Down Range (nm)

40

Downrange (M)
40 nm
(ORD)
20
Penetration Non-Penetration 0
0 45 nm 50 nm
35 nm
(ORD)
20

40
0
60
80 60 40 20 0 20 40 60 80 Crossrange (M)

Standoff range greater than 60NM with less than 2m accuracy


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Single Sortie with SDB I Effectively Kills Airfield

Weapons Programs | Small Diameter Bomb (SDB)

POL Pumping Station

Alert Revets

Hardened AC Shelters AC On Ramp

Wing HQ

AOC
Squadron Ops

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SDB Production Quantities
Weapons Programs | Small Diameter Bomb (SDB)

Quantities by Year
10000

7500

5000

2500

1,000 per year

0
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

SDB Production Increasing beyond 5x to Meet Demand


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Focused Lethality Munition (FLM)
Ideal for very low collateral damage missions
Weapons Programs | Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) Before
Limited quantity of FLMs
fielded by USAF Eliminate Case Fragmentation
F-15E is Threshold Aircraft High Near Field Blast Impulse
No aircraft changes Penetrator / Blast Only
Same Load-out as SDB I 6 Inch Concrete Penetration After
4 Weapons/Carriage per FLM Allows Prosecution of Targets
1760 Stations in Urban Environments

FLM Warhead = Composite Case + Before


Multi-phase Blast Explosive (MBX)

During

After

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Laser SDB
Weapons Programs | Small Diameter Bomb (SDB)

Laser SDB incorporates the Laser JDAM


seeker to allow post launch targeting
and flexibility
JDAM Laser Sensor
Laser SDB accuracy has been with End Fire
demonstrated at less than 2m for fixed HOBS
and moving targets
Laser SDB fielded in 2014
Used successfully in combat against
relocateable and moving targets

LSDB
Live Fuze
Inert Warhead

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Summary
Weapons Programs | Small Diameter Bomb (SDB)

SDB is the Effective Low Collateral


Damage Weapon

SDB Provides Affordable Loadouts and


Standoff capability for Allied Forces

SDB continues to increase production


capacities to meet global demand.

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