October 14, 2020 Military Aviation News

Preliminary Design Review for F-35 Full Motion Video Data Link Upcoming


A preliminary design review (PDR) of a Full Motion Video Data Link (FMVDL) for Lockheed Martin's F-35 is planned before the end of the year, according to the company. “Overall FMVDL development, including aircraft installation, is progressing per plan to field in 2024,” per Lockheed Martin.

StormBreaker Mini Glide Bomb That Can Hit Moving Targets In Any Weather Is Ready For War


The U.S. Air Force has approved Raytheon's GBU-53/B StormBreaker glide bomb, also known as the Small Diameter Bomber II (SDB II), for use on its F-15E Strike Eagles. This means that the service will now be able to send these impressive weapons downrange for use by F-15E squadrons, which are among some the most in-demand American combat aviation units. The type's predecessor, the GBU-39/B SDB I, which is only capable of hitting fixed targets.

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