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Ground-Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB)

Ground Launch SDB

The Ground-Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB) is a long range precision incendiary solution that widens the capabilities of armed forces.
Highly effective and accurate over long ranges, the GLSDB is designed to meet the evolving needs of today’s and tomorrow’s armed forces.

Capable of conducting reverse slope engagements and defeating a range of targets, from hardened facilities to soft-skinned assets, the GLSDB adds another dimension to armed forces capabilities.

Developed in partnership with Boeing, the GLSDB is a flexible, precise and reliable weapon that exemplifies the value of Saab’s thinking edge.


With 360 degrees target engagement ability, the GLSDB provides commanders and planners with a flexible weapon which complements existing ballistic trajectory weapons. The weapon builds upon the successful Small Diameter Bomb Increment (SDB I) and the Multiple Launch Rocket System rockets.

The SDB is a 250-pound class weapon with an Advance Anti-Jam Global Positioning System-aided Intertial Navigation System, combined with a multipurpose penetrating blast-and-fragmentation warhead and a programmable electronic fuze.

The GLSDB provides:

  • Increased range
  • Accuracy to within one meter
  • All angle, all aspect attack - even targets behind the launch point
  • Multiple rockets to act against multiple targets, with near simultaneous impact
  • All weather, 24/7 capability
  • Terrain avoidance, such as mountains
  • Cave breaching capability
  • Launches from hidden or protected positions to avoid detection
  • Programmable fuze for impact and delay fuzing for deep penetraion or proximity height-of-burst
  • SDB Focused Lethality Munition (FLM) variant is also an option for low collateral damage
  • Laser SDB variant provides moving target capability
Technical Specification

Key features:
  • Range up to 150 kilometer
  • Load out of up to six rockets per pod
  • Designed to minimise collateral damage
  • Complete SDB flight maneuverability

Length: 154 in
Diameter: 9.5 in
Weight: 600 lbs

Airframe-specifications are specific to the GBU-39/B

Warhead: Carbon fiber case with conical steel nose for ultra-low fragmentation
Weight: Case assembly - 32.7 kgs
Explosive Fill: 57.6 kgs Insensitive Munition Certified
Fuze: Integrated Electronic Safe/Arm Fuze System (ESAF) Impact and Delayed Settings with Height of Burst Sensor

Guidance set

Intertial Navigation System (INS)/Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Anti-jam and Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM)
  • Advanced Core Processor Two (ACP 2) Module

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