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Ground-Launched Small Diameter Bomb

Delivering overmatch capability for the modern battlefield. Our Ground-Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB) is a Long range precision munition that meets the evolving needs of armed forces.

Key features

360-degree target engagement
Highly accurate over long ranges
Defeats hardened and soft-skin assets

Ground-Launched long range fires capability

Developed in partnership with Boeing, our GLSDB is exceptionally flexible, highly effective and accurate over long distances.

Capable of reverse slope engagements and defeating multiple threats ranging from hardened facilities to soft-skin assets, GLSDB adds another dimension to your capabilities.


360-degree engagement

Designed to engage from any angle, our GLSDB provides supreme flexibility and complements existing ballistic trajectory weapons.


GLSDB builds upon the proven and successful Small Diameter Bomb Increment (SDB I) and Multiple Launch Rocket System rockets. SDB is a 250-pound class weapon with an Advanced Anti-Jam GPS System-aided Inertial Navigation System, combined with a multipurpose, penetrating blast-and-fragmentation warhead and programmable electronic fuze.


GLSDB advantages:

  • Increased range
  • Guided artillery
  • Accuracy to within one metre
  • All angle, all aspect attack, even targets behind launch point
  • Multiple rockets to act against many targets, with near-simultaneous impact
  • All-weather, 24/7 capability
  • Terrain avoidance, such as mountains
  • Cave-breaching capability
  • Launchable from hidden or protected positions to avoid detection
  • Programmable impact and delay fuzing for deep penetration or proximity height-of-burst
  • SDB Focused Lethality Munition (FLM) variant for low collateral damage
  • Laser SDB variant for moving target capability

Did you know...

GLSDB is based on two combat proven systems; Boeing's Small Diameter Bomb and the Multiple Launch Rocket System. In cooperation with Boeing, Saab is bringing a ground-launched version of the high precision munition.

  • The precision of GLSDB is so high it can hit within the radius of a car tire
  • Since Boeing's SDB works as a standalone airborne solution, all necessary technology lies within the missile
  • GLSDB is launcher independent, which means any launcher of the M270/M142 interface can be used

Further exploration

The GLSDB is the ultimate solution for a customer that is looking for an affordable, high precision and long range solution.

Flexible, precise and reliable – the versatile long range solution that has it all

A range of 150 km, the ability to hit targets from different angles, and a precision so high it can hit the target within a radius of one meter. Saab and Boeing have together developed the Ground-Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB) – the rocket artillery munition designed to meet the evolving needs of the armed forces.

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