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11:34 AM, November 2, 2017
MBDA Wing Assemblies for Boeing Small Diameter Bomb

MBDA has been awarded a contract by Boeing to produce up to 21,000 Diamond Back Wing Assemblies for the Small Diameter Bomb (SDB-1).

This new contract follows a U.S. Air Force award to Boeing for additional SDB-1 production.

MBDA’s Diamond Back Wing Assembly, a key component of Boeing’s Small Diameter Bomb, features a patented tandem wing design that improves SDB’s maneuverability and extends its range to over 60 nautical miles, increasing pilot safety and expanding operational reach.

SDB-1 is an advanced precision-guided glide bomb that provides aircraft with the ability to carry a higher number of weapons and accurately strike multiple targets in a single combat sortie.

MBDA has produced over 18,000 Diamond Back Wing Assemblies. MBDA produced the 20,000th unit in September 2017.

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