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StormBreaker precision-guided bomb

GBU-53/B StormBreaker is an air-launched, precision strike weapon that will give the warfighter the ability to defeat moving and stationary targets in adverse weather conditions.

A joint United States Air Force and Navy program designed with reliability and affordability in mind, StormBreaker provides increased weapons load-out for 4th and 5th generation fighter aircraft, bombers and RPAs.

It allows multiple target attacks from beyond 40 nautical miles standoff, to close-in, immediate attack ranges. Net-enabled and incorporating the latest smart weapon logic, GBU-53/B accepts in-flight re-targeting, target updates and provides weapon status feedback to authorized parties on the network.

The GBU-53/B is equipped with a tri-mode seeker that features a millimeter wave (MMW) radar to detect and track targets through weather, imaging infrared (IIR) for enhanced target discrimination and classification, and semi-active laser (SAL) for the maximum in operational flexibility.

Built with growth in mind, GBU-53/B’s electronics have powerful signal processing capable of dealing with a wide variety of engagement scenarios and countermeasures.

GBU-53/B StormBreaker

Type:Air-launched, precision-guided bomb
Country of origin:United States
Designer:Raytheon Company
Manufacturer:Raytheon Technologies
Produced:2014 – present
In service:2020 – present
Users:United States Air Force, United States Navy
Weight:93 kg
Length:69 in (176 cm)
Wingspan:68 in (168 cm)
Diameter:6-7 in (15-18 cm)
Warhead:Multi-effects warhead
Warhead weight:48 kg
Operational range:45 miles (72 km) + against moving targets
Guidance:Millimetre wave radar; semi-active laser; GPS/INS; infrared homing
Launch platform:Fixed-wing aircraft
Source: Raytheon
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