Boeing Wants F-35 To Carry Laser JDAM, SDB Sooner

Credit: A Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier supporting the counter-ISIL air campaign is loaded with six 500-lb. Boeing GBU-54 Laser Joint Direct Attack Munitions: U.S. Navy
DESTIN, Florida—The head of Boeing’s weapons division believes the Lockheed Martin F-35’s moving-target conundrum could be solved by bringing forward integration of the dual-mode, 500-lb. (227-kg) GBU-54 Laser Joint Direct Attack Munition and GBU-39 Laser Small Diameter Bomb. Cindy Gruensfelder...

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