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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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That was the day nine of the Air Force's most sophisticated strike aircraft, armed with the best smart bombs, tried to kill Muammar Qaddafi as part of the Libya raid.
"What we have created is the 'guided missile' part of the 'smart bomb'.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Air Force Deputy Chief Liaison Officer, General Aziz Nasirzadeh, announced on Monday that the country is developing its smart bombs production program and plans to mount air-based cruise missiles on all its fighter jets.
A 2,000lb smart bomb dropped by a B-52 "went astray" and hit US and Northern Alliance troops north of Kandahar.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian Air Force commander said that the country's experts have managed to upgrade a home-made 2,000-pound (900 kg) smart bomb to boost its range.
One of those arms contracts, it has been revealed, is for Raytheon to collaborate with Saudis to develop parts for so-called 'smart bombs.' If the deal goes through, Saudi arms manufacturers would likely gain the expertise required to make smart bombs themselves.
Among the components which the Saudis are now allowed to work on with the firm are the control systems and vital electronics for Raytheon's Paveway series of smart bombs. The technology was previously closely guarded by Washington.
Summary: The US will start delivering smart bombs to Saudi Arabia as part of a $1.3 billion arms package approved in 2015, according to a report by Bloomberg citing two officials with knowledge of the plans.
ANKARA (CyHAN)- As the Turkish government escalates tensions across the Middle East, the Pentagon has authorized a multimillion dollar deal to sell smart bombs to Ankara, Sputnik reported.
Washington, Jan.21 (Petra) --The US Department of Defense the "Pentagon" said that the government had agreed to sell Iraq smart bombs and missiles, IM -9 M Sidewinder and other ammunition for use in its fleet, consisting of 36 fighter F-16 in a deal worth up to nearly $1.95 billion.
The sale would include some 900 smart bombs, 100 laser kits, 200 warheads and 1,000 capsules, according to (http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/us-finally-approves-crucial-smart-bomb-sale-to-turkey-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=90519&NewsCatID=352) Hurriyet Daily News .AaAaAeAeAaAeAeA Some U.S.
Secondly, bombing is barbaric and cowardly and smart bombs are basically not that bright.