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ID

OSMP537

Date

27 May 2024

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2 Analyst Notes

This munition is assessed to be one of the Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) I variants (GBU-39 series), rather than one of the SDB II 'StormBreaker' (GBU-53 series) munitions, on the basis of contextual information. 'Small Diameter Bomb' is the manufacturer's terminology, whilst 'GBU-39' is the U.S. Air Force designation (also used by many other operators). (ARES)
Amongst the remnants in this image is part of a Small Diameter Bomb actuator assembly, marked with text that includes the Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code ‘81873’—a U.S. Government-assigned identifier for Woodward, Inc. Woodward, a Colorado-based company, produces control systems for aircraft and guided weapons, including the actuator assembly for the GBU-39. (ARES)

External Research

The Washington Post

“Four weapons experts said the Israeli military used a U.S.-made precision bomb in a strike that killed at least 45 people in southern Gaza on Sunday, after reviewing visual evidence provided to The Washington Post.”

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