Operator: Israel Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates
Status: In Service / On Order Requested Requested
Number: 4450 / 4100 1000 5000
Cost: 1st order: $77 million (2008); 2nd order: Part of $647 million package (2012); 3rd order: Part of $1.879 package (2015) Part of a $6.8 billion munitions package Part of a $4 billion munitions package
Acquired: 2010 Requested October 2013 Requested October 2013
General Specs
Country of origin: United States
Manufacturer: Boeing
Type: Small Diameter Bomb (SDB)
Introduced: 2005
Guidance: Anti-Jam Global Positioning System aided Inertial Navigation System (AJGPS/INS)
Range: 69 miles (111 km/60 nm)
Length: 5.9 ft (1.8 m)
Diameter: 7.5 inch (19 cm)
Weight: 285 lbs (130 kg)
Warhead type: 206 lb penetrating blast-fragmentation
Penetration depth: >3 ft of steel reinforced concrete
Blast radius: 26 ft (7.9 m)
Fuze: Electronic Safe/Arm Fuze (ESAF) cockpit selectable functions including air burst and delayed burst
Launch platform: F-15E, F-15SA, F-15I, F-22A, F-35, F-16C/D
Notes: Can be internally carried in F-22s and F-35s
Uses folding wings to expand stand-off range


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