Raytheon Missile Systems Selects Microsemi for Advanced Bomb Program

Wed, 10/27/2010 - 5:03am
Microsemi Corporation announced today that Raytheon Missile Systems has selected Microsemi to develop and manufacture millimeterwave transceivers for the GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb Increment II program.

The SDB II is an air-launched, precision-strike standoff weapon that will enable the warfighter to defeat moving and fixed targets in adverse weather conditions.

"Microsemi has leveraged its significant investment in low cost, high performance millimeterwave design and manufacturing technology to meet challenging requirements like those within the SDB II program," said

James J. Peterson, Microsemi Corporation President and CEO. "Microsemi is extremely pleased and proud to be a part of this Raytheon Missile Systems design team," Peterson added. "We are entering into a new

evolution within defense applications having extremely stringent requirements for small size, high performance, low weight, and low cost solutions. Our RF Integrated Solutions team is well poised for meeting the challenges in this exciting engagement with Raytheon Missile Systems."

More information may be obtained by contacting the company directly or by visiting its website at


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