Raytheon awarded contract for StormBreaker Small Diameter Bomb II

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $200,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Small Diameter Bomb II Life Cycle Support Contract III.

Raytheon awarded contract for StormBreaker Small Diameter Bomb II GBU-53/B StormBreaker (Picture source: Raytheon)

The GBU-53/B StormBreaker, previously known as the Small Diameter Bomb II, is an American air-launched, precision-guided glide bomb. The bomb can use GPS/INS to guide itself into the general vicinity of a moving target during the initial search phase, with course correction updates provided using a Link 16 over UHF data link. The bomb has three modes of target acquisition: millimeter-wave radar, infrared homing using an uncooled imaging seeker, and semi-active laser homing. The weapon is capable of fusing the information from the sensors to classify the target and can prioritize certain types of targets as desired when used in semi-autonomous mode.

This contract provides lifecycle support includes, but is not limited to, all efforts related to the SDB II and variants in various support efforts for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development integration, production, sustainment, testing, obsolescence analysis and management, logistics support, testing, training, upgrades, and software updates.

Additionally, studies and analysis related to current and future expansion of system performance, simulations, modeling, test hardware, technical support, aircraft integration activities, and procurement of all associated test hardware to support the activities and repair of non-warranted assets will be procured using this contract vehicle.

Technical support for the SDB II system provides for engineering, management fielding and logistical tasks required to ensure technical baselines remain current and effective and that future growth requirements remain feasible.

Work will be performed at Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2024. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition. Fiscal 2019 and 2020 Air Force and Navy ammunition procurement; and research and development funds will be used, and no funds are being obligated at time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity