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Diamond Back Weapon's Guidance Kit

MBDA

JDAM equiopped with Diamiond Back range extension kit, on display at Farnborough 2004
MBDA is developing a range extension kit for the SDB designated Diamond-Back. The kit features a tandem-wing design which integrates with the weapon guidance. When stored and carried by the aircraft, the wings are stored in a compact assembly on the back of the weapon.

Small Diameter Bombs will also have a version of the Diamond Back kitWhen released, the wings are extracted to form a diamond shaped structure deployed extending the weapon's footprint over 20 times, compared to a basic weapon. This capability allows a single platform to engage multiple targets dispersed over a large area. MBDA plans to extend the Diamond Back kits to support 500 lb, 1000 lb and 2000 lbs JDAM munitions.

 
 

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