Raytheon's StormBreaker weapon begins operational testing

LONDON. Engineers at began operational testing this month of the Small Diameter Bomb II, now officially dubbed . Operational testing follows completion of a successful Operational Test Readiness Review in Spring 2018.

The StormBreaker tri-mode seeker uses imaging infrared, millimeter wave and semi-active laser, giving pilots the ability to destroy moving targets on the battlefield in adverse weather from standoff ranges.

StormBreaker will be fielded first on the Strike Eagle, and is planned to be integrated onto the Joint Strike Fighter by 2022.

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