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GBU-53/B StormBreaker

The GBU-53/B StormBreaker is the winner of the SDB Increment II program. It is equipped with an improved seeker that features three modes of operation: millimeter-wave radar, uncooled imaging infrared and semiactive laser.

Status

In active service

Contractor

Manufacturer: Raytheon

Timeline

April 2006 - SDB Increment II program development contract awarded to two competitors by the U.S. Air Force (Boeing/Lockheed Martin (GBU-40) and Raytheon (GBU-53/B))
August 2010 - The GBU-53/B design won the competition
2017 - Initial Operational Capability