Missile maker Raytheon said its bomb “StormBreaker” is testing to provide US Airforce the capability to strike targets in adverse weather.
The bomb is fired from fighter jets thousands of feet up and penetrates bad weather to attack moving and stationary targets on the ground.
It will be fist used on F-15E Strike Eagle and is planned to be integrated onto the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter by 2022, Raytheon said.
The StormBreaker tri-mode seeker uses imaging infrared millimetre wave and semi active laser, giving pilots the ability to destroy moving targets on the battle field in poor weather conditions from standoff ranges.
The weapon is capable of lfying more than 45 miles to strike mobile targets.