Missile maker Raytheon Co. said its Stormbreaker bomb has entered operational testing phase, bringing it a step closer in providing US Air Force pilots with the capability to strike manoeuvring targets in adverse weather condition.
The StormBreaker tri-mode seeker uses imaging infrared, millimetre wave and semi-active laser, giving pilots the ability to destroy moving targets on the battlefield in adverse weather conditions from standoff ranges.
The weapon is capable of flying more than 45 miles to strike mobile targets, reducing the amount of time that aircrews spend flying dangerous missions. Its small size enables the use of fewer aircraft to take out the same number of targets as previous, larger weapons that required multiple jets, according to Raytheon.
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