USAF's new Small-Diameter Bomb (SDB) was flown into combat for the first time Oct. 5 by a formation of two F-15E Strike Eagles executing a close-air-support mission for ground forces in Iraq. SDB is a 250-lb. GPS-guided munition. Four SDBs can be carried in place of each Joint Direct Attack Munition, more than doubling the number of targets per sortie.

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