A successful test fire for theGround-LaunchedSmall Diameter Bomb (GLSDB)has taken place in Norway.GLSDB is a partnership betweenSaab and Boeing and the test firing saw the destruction of a predetermined target in the sea, 130 km away from the launcher.
The launcher used in the test firing was a custom made, fully autonomous, 20 foot container. “In collaboration with Boeing, we have developed a highly competent system that offers high precision at long range. We see a lot of potential in the GLSDB, since it provides armed forces around the world with a long range artillery capability, which there is a great demand for”, says Görgen Johansson, Head ofSaab business area Dynamics.
The GLSDB system offers high accuracy over long ranges with the ability to fly complex trajectories and manoeuvres to strike targets that cannot bereached by conventional direct and in direct fire weapons. It can be fired from a containerised solution, as well as any launcher capable of using the M26 launch pod container e.g. HIMARS, M270 and ChunMoo.