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Dual Mode Laser Guided Bomb (DMLGB)

Dual Mode Laser Guided Bomb

The Lockheed Martin Dual Mode Laser Guided Bomb (DMLGB) is in service with the U.S. Navy. DMLGB uses the existing Paveway® II Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) infrastructure and upgrades the existing Computer Control Group (CCG) system with an Inertial Navigation System/Global Positioning System (INS/GPS)―an all-weather guidance system that provides dual-mode guidance capability. With the combination of the upgraded INS/GPS system, existing semi-active laser (SAL) seeker and anti-jam technology, the DMLGB minimizes collateral damage and improves mission effectiveness by providing precision strike capabilities in all-weather at extended standoff ranges. The DMLGB is effective against fixed, relocatable and moving targets.

Paveway II Plus GBU-16 kits produced by Lockheed Martin are used on 1,000-lb bombs, while GBU-10 and GBU-12 kits are used on 2,000-lb and 500-lb bombs, respectively. Over 7,000 kits have been manufactured. Lockheed Martin kits are capable of employment by F/A-18, F-16, F-15, F-117 and other aircraft currently configured to carry and release LGBs. The SAL seeker technology and upgraded INS/GPS guidance system are mature, affordable and proven in combat.


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Dual Mode Laser Guided Bomb (DMLGB)

The Dual Mode Laser Guided Bomb’s combination of SAL seeker technology with GPS/INS navigation is affordable and improves accuracy. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

Dual Mode Laser Guided Bomb (DMLGB)

The DMLGB at China Lake Test Range. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

Dual Mode Laser Guided Bomb (DMLGB)

The DMLGB (here at China Lake Test Range) provides increased accuracy with reduced collateral damage and number of sorties to accomplish mission requirements. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

Dual Mode Laser Guided Bomb (DMLGB)

The DMLGB on A/V-8 taken at the NAVAIR China Lake Test Range. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

Dual Mode Laser Guided Bomb (DMLGB)

The DMLGB uses the existing LGB weapon interface and similar LGB planning methods and tools. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

Dual Mode Laser Guided Bomb (DMLGB)

The DMLGB is effective for high priority fixed, relocatable and mobile targets. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

Dual Mode Laser Guided Bomb (DMLGB)

The Dual Mode Laser Guided Bomb’s combination of SAL seeker technology with GPS/INS navigation is affordable and improves accuracy. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

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