GLSDB – A gamechanger in ground artillery

Earlier this year Saab and Boeing proved that their newest collaboration Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB) had a very successful demonstration.  The system is integrating Boeing’s Small Diameter Bomb I and M26 rocket motor technologies for the Multiple Launch Rocket System.

The testing showed that the bomb can withstand a rocket artillery launch without its performance being compromised.

“The GLSDB is a system that gives a long range precision incendiary solution that widens the capabilities of armed forces. It is highly effective and accurate over long ranges. It is more or less designed to meet to evolving needs of today´s and also tomorrow´s armed forces”, says Per Järbur, Business Developer at Saab Dynamics, whom will also be at DSEi for further discussions about GLSDB.

GLSDB allows the artillery system to reach targets from significantly longer distances, and engage hard-to-reach targets, while maintaining the Small Diameter Bomb’s flight maneuverability and accuracy. Under a teaming agreement signed last year, Boeing and Saab will offer GLSDB to current and future rocket artillery users.

Saab is proud to expand our already successful cooperation with Boeing into yet another technology area – precision weapons systems. Together, we now can offer a new and game-changing capability for the U.S. as well as the global market”, says Görgen Johansson, head of business area Dynamics within Saab.

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