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smart bomb

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(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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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