unpowered, laser-guided weapon
, Dimensions: Length 10 ft.
The weapons are expected to include some 400 AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, the laser-guided weapon
used to blast breaches in Iraq's air-defence network at the start of the air war against Saddam Hussein in January 1991.
Recognized worldwide as the only live-fire training solution for warfighters, ELGTR emulates flight characteristics of Paveway II laser-guided weapon
systems and presents pilots with the same information they would see during an actual mission.
The 500-pound munition is a laser-guided weapon
similar to the Paveway II, but its on-board GPS kit will give Reapers the ability to drop bombs in all weather conditions.
But any weapon that is guided by laser or infra-red beams is deflected by clouds, so if you try and use a laser-guided weapon
through clouds what you have is a simple, unguided bomb, and therefore you risk civilian casualties.
ELGTR accurately replicates the key performance and laser-engagement requirements of PavewayTM II laser-guided weapon
systems to provide the warfighter with the employment and operational capability of the LGB, while preserving tactical weapons inventory and effectively reducing overall training cost.
The smallest bomb the Navy and the Air Force employ, a 500-pound satellite- or laser-guided weapon
, "gives you collateral damage," Ralston says.
Another important case of semi-active guidance is the laser-guided weapon
that homes on the scintillation of a laser designator from a ground target.
Nato admitted that a laser-guided weapon
had gone astray and accidentally hit a residential area of Surdulica in Tuesday's attack.
The presence of trees, leaves, grass or other vegetation may prevent the use of a ground-based laser designator, or create a laser spot short of the target upon which a semi-active laser-guided weapon
could home, perhaps endangering the designator.
The laser can illuminate targets for the Kh-29L missile, the only laser-guided weapon
used by the Su-27SM.
75-inch unguided rocket to a smart, laser-guided weapon
capable of engaging unarmored and lightly armored targets.