The U.S. Navy recently tested, for the first time on an F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft, the GBU-53/B 风暴破坏者 glide bomb that will give operators an upper hand in combat by hitting moving targets in some of the worst weather conditions.
The new 风暴破坏者 smart weapon, commonly known as a smart tank hunter, is a winged munition autonomously detects and classifies moving targets in poor visibility situations caused by darkness, bad weather, smoke or dust kicked up by helicopters.
“StormBreaker是使飞行员在恶劣天气或附近有灰尘和烟雾时能够击中移动目标的唯一武器，” said 克里斯汀·斯塔格, 风暴破坏者 program director. “Super Hornet pilots will be able to use poor visibility to their advantage when 风暴破坏者 integration is complete.”
During the U.S. Navy flight test, 风暴破坏者 safely separated from the jet and successfully received guidance data from the plane, enabling it to be directed to its target while in flight.
风暴破坏者 features a revolutionary tri-mode seeker that uses imaging infrared and millimeter wave radar in its normal mode. The weapon can also deploy its semi-active laser or GPS guidance to hit targets.
The F-15E Eagle is the first platform to add 风暴破坏者; it’还集成在F-35联合打击战斗机上。