Successful Small Diameter Bomb reviews by USAF and Raytheon


Three successful Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II) program reviews prior to a mid-May Milestone C decision have been completed by the US Air Force and Raytheon.

During March and April, the SDB II team successfully completed a functional configuration audit, a production readiness review and a system verification review (SVR). A successful Milestone C brief and decision clears the way for low rate initial production (LRIP) in 2015 for SDB II.

“Raytheon has fully tested SDB II and verified that we meet or exceed the requirements necessary for a Lot 1 production decision laid out in the specifications provided by the U.S. government,” said Jim Sweetman, SDB II program director, Raytheon Missile Systems.

“Every success moves us one step closer to delivering this game-changing capability to our US warfighters.” 

April 20, 2015


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