New Dual Mode Plus LGB success in tests

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Lockheed Martin’s new Dual Mode Plus laser guided bomb (LGB) successfully completed two recent flight tests at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division in China Lake, California.

The tests demonstrated operation of the new linear optics, GPS/Inertial Navigation System (INS) guidance subsystem and the control actuation system, meeting all mission objectives.

Released from an F/A-18 Super Hornet, the two Mk-82 (500lb) inert warheads, fitted with Dual Mode Plus guidance kits, impacted fixed targets well within operational performance requirements.

Effective against fixed and moving targets, Dual Mode Plus will improve mission effectiveness by providing precision strike capabilities in all-weather conditions at extended standoff ranges.

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