smart bomb


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smart bomb

[¦smärt ¦bäm]
(ordnance)
A bomb equipped with sensors that can be programmed to detect or recognize distinctive features of its targets, and data transfer systems that allow information to flow between the bomb and a guidance unit for course direction and changes in flight.
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If the weapons officer can't hold it there, or if the aircraft must juke to evade antiaircraft fire, the smart bombs revert to dumb.
The deal came timely as we are deeply engaged in asymmetrical warfare and need smart bombs," one Turkish military official said, according to Defense News.
a $7 billion missile defense program manufactured by Lockheed Martin, and had also sold Saudi Arabia F-16 fighter jets and smart bombs in a $60 billion deal, wrote AN NAHAR
By swiftly flattening every major target, smart bombs would have put the fear of God into that small, primitive country.
The Department of Defense announced that it would sell Israel 1,000 of the sophisticated smart bombs, which are capable of penetrating underground reinforced concrete defense facilities.
No doubt we are paying for the reconstruction of homes destroyed by New Labour's "smart bombs" (and rightly so), and compensation to families who have lost loved ones to those same smart bombs - a large proportion then to ease the conscience of those that used a sledge hammer to crack a nut.
Stuart Symington to imagine the advent of stealth technology, smart bombs, un manned aircraft and cyberspace.
A significant example of this trend is found in the sale and relocation of Magnequench, a company formerly based in Valparaiso, Indiana, that manufactured roughly 80 percent of the rare-earth magnets used in building smart bombs.
In one example, a couple hundred Special Forces troops riding on horseback and using lasers to mark Al Qaeda targets for smart bombs managed to conquer Afghanistan with their Northern Alliance allies within a few months in 2001 and 2002.
By the end of the war in Vietnam, the first of the smart bombs appeared and this essential technology is now being used in the development of unmanned combat aerial vehicles.
Why would the builders of smart bombs and X-ray sunglasses take longer to restore electricity than Saddam Hussein did after the 1991 Persian Gulf war?
FORMER military satellites which had been used for spying and guiding smart bombs are now tracking flocks of sheep.