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The unknown story of the F-16 mission that marked the first combat use of GBU-38 JDAM and the beginning of the battle for Falluja
"The two guys on the wanted list step out from the overhang of the building and you could see them in the FLIR picture. One guy took a drag off of a cigarette and you could see the heat from it. As he took it out of his mouth the GBU-38 impacted and the war ended for him. We...
USAF to upgrade B-1B Lancer's rotary launcher
Since the ejector was originally designed to carry nuclear weapons with 30-inch lug spacing, the B-1B is limited to carrying 15 GBU-38s but can take in 24 GBU-31s The BRU-56 ejector attached to the B-1B Lancer’s rotary launcher is getting an upgrade so that the supersonic bomber can carry more smart bombs, Oriana Pawlyk reports for Military.com. "We have the largest payload,...
MQ-9 Reaper
For the past 10 years MQ-9 aircrew have been employing AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and GBU-12 laser-guided bombs, but the JDAM brings new global positioning system capabilities to the warfighters An MQ-9 Reaper recently dropped a GBU-38 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) at a range, adding another weapon to the drone’s arsenal. "We had a great opportunity to drop the first live...

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