The US Air Force will spend $320 million buying 1,500 units of Raytheon’s GBU-53/B StormBreaker precision glide bomb.


This article by Sébastien Roblin, writing for Popular Mechanics, makes the following points:
  • The 204-pound munition is designed to home in on moving ground targets.
  • The order equates to $213,000 (USD) per bomb.
  • The bombs are already authorized on F-15Es, but will also be integrated into Super Hornets and F-35s.
  • This latest order is in addition to the 2,626 units ordered since 2015.


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