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Friday, April 10, 2015

Small Diameter Bomb II completes System Verification Review

GBU-53B Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II)Raytheon Company and the U.S. Air Force completed three successful Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II) program reviews prior to a mid-May Milestone C decision.

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 for Raytheon Missile Systems. "Every success moves us one step closer to delivering this game-changing capability to our U.S. warfighters."

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