Mobility of ground-launched small diameter bomb tested during ‘Trident Juncture’


The mobility of a ground-launched small diameter bomb (GLSDB) is being tested during NATO exercise 'Trident Juncture 2018', being held in Norway from 25 October to 23 November.

The mobility of the GLSDB is being tested during NATO's exercise 'Trident Juncture'.Photo by: IHS Markit/Nicholas Fiorenza
Norwegian Battle Lab & Experimentation (NOBLE), part of the Norwegian Joint Headquarters, presented the concept, which uses a Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) to launch a Boeing SDB, at the static display in Trondheim, Norway, during the distinguished visitors day on 30 October.
Saab and Boeing tested the GLSDB in 2015 using an M26 ground-based rocket motor from MLRS and presented it at DSEI in September of that year.
The mobility and firing of the system is scheduled to be tested in autumn 2019.