stand-off bomb

stand-off bomb

A bomb or an air-to-surface missile that can be released or launched at a considerable distance from the target. Ideally, the release point should be beyond the enemy's defenses.
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When asked what technologies would most benefit today's warfighter in Iraq or Afghanistan, half of the respondents (50%) selected improved stand-off bomb detection followed by advancements in body and vehicle armor (35% combined).