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Laser guidance has not only enabled strike aircraft to deliver ordnance with great accuracy even against moving targets by self-designation, but has given ground forces the ability to guide in their own supporting munitions exactly where they want them during a fire fight using portable laser designators.
In March, remnants of an MK-84 bomb paired with a Paveway laser guidance kit were discovered by Human Rights Watch staff investigating an airstrike on a market in Mastaba which killed at least 97 civilians.
Cool features of SpeciMinder include human-like voice commands that notify staff of its presence, laser guidance that ensures avoidance of people and objects, and the ability to interface with automatic doors along its route.
After being briefed it's out to the hangar for checks on the weapons, fuel and the laser guidance systems.
So, with munitions becoming smaller and lighter, components such as connectors and laser guidance systems will also have to follow suit.
Its laser guidance is backed by thermal sights for easier night use and its warhead has 10 kg (22 pounds) of high explosive.
During the successful test, the JAGM used its laser guidance system to hit an 8-by-8-foot target board from a distance of 16 kilometers (10 miles).
Both were driven at an average rate of close to six metres per day and using a laser guidance system the team achieved driving tolerances within A 20mm in each tunnel.
The TALON LGR is a low-cost, semi-active laser guidance and control kit that connects directly to the front of the existing 2.
The AGVs navigate around the plant with a laser guidance system.
Air Force fighter plane required a complex aluminum housing investment casting for a laser guidance system.
The laser guidance kit for the GBU-16 (1,000-pound LGB) adds nearly half a meter to the weapon's length and a considerable amount to its girth.