No CAS? No Problem! Ground-Launched SDB could close the gap

Since 2011, Boeing has been undertaking work to develop a way to modify its air-launched GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) into a ground-launched artillery rocket. As an entirely company-funded project, the initiative was designed to provide a new capability for land forces by enabling them to carry out strike missions that had once been the remit of air forces. Such a requirement has been growing in light of the recent decline in close air support flexibility. Simply put, there are not enou...
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