It was a special mission as for the first time in the war in South East Asia the Walleye glide bomb
was employed against it.
South Africa's Denel Dynamics (then Kentron) developed the Raptor I EO-guided glide bomb
in the 1980s for use in the Angolan conflict.
The Hunter will drop the Viper Strike, a laser-guided glide bomb
that Originally was designed to be a tank killer.
The US Air Force still stocks the TV/IIR-guided 1125-kg Boeing GBU-15 glide bomb
, and its 1315-kg AGM-130 rocket-boosted derivative (both of which have received GPS upgrades).
On a small scale, the US Air Force still employs the TV/IIR-guided l125-kg Boeing GBU-15(V) glide bomb
, which delivers a Mk 84 or BLU-109 warhead from a range of up to 28 km.
The US Army Air Force used the radio-controlled VB-1 (Vertical Bomb -1) 'Azon' late in that war, while the US Navy employed the TV-guided Interstate TRD-1 Assault Drone and the autonomous ASM-2 Bat glide bomb
, which carried an active radar seeker.
At the same time Kugisho, concerned about the anticipated difficulty of inexperienced pilots flying high-performance glide bomb
aircraft, initiated a parallel effort to develop a trainer prototype MXY7-K1, with return-landing capability.
The BLU-109 has recently been cleared for use on the Rafael Spice TV-guided glide bomb
. Israel produces its own fuzes, the leader being Motorola Israel, whose range includes the solidstate, self-powered ID 260A impact/delay fuze.
During World War II, the Army Air Forces developed a radio-guided azimuth-only (AZON) glide bomb
and tested it in Europe and the China-Burma-India Theater, where they promised some success against bridge targets.
The point may be illustrated by the case of the rocket-powered Boeing (formerly Rockwell) AGM-130, which provides roughly three times the maximum range of the GBU-15 glide bomb
(or Cruciform Wing Weapon) on which it is based.