Small Glide Munitions (SGM) can travel more than 20 miles and slam into targets moving up to 70 mph with its 36-lb. warhead. The entire SGM missile weighs 59 pounds compared to 100 pound Hellfires.
A modified version of the SGM could be a good fit for the Army’s lightweight precision munition program, which is looking to get a new generation of lightweight bombs on drones and helicopters.
The SGM offers an all azimuth launch capability, while its deployable wing provides significant stand-off range resulting in a large weapon footprint and a corresponding increase in armed over-watch area. Integrated into a Common Launch Tube, the SGM is compatible with the Battle Management System as well as other weapon interfaces. The semi-active laser guided munition uses lattice control fins for aerodynamic stability and control, similar to Dynetics-developed designs used on the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast munition and the GBU-57A/B Massive Ordinance Penetrator.
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