Warplanes: May 4, 2001


The US Air Force plans to buy thousands of Small Diameter Bombs to destroy small or soft targets and even individual vehicles. The first phase of the program will field a GPS/Inertially-guided bomb that can attack fixed targets in 2004. The second phase (two years later) will add a terminal seeker allowing the bomb to hit moving targets. The third phase would improve the seeker to cover a wider area.--Stephen V Cole




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