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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...
B-52 has already used in combat its new conventional rotary launcher
The conventional rotary launcher increases the B-52’s smart weapon carrying capabilities by 67 percent Military.com reported that a B-52 used its new conventional rotary launcher (CRL) in combat for first time on Nov. 18, 2017. This mission was in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), Iraq. "The first munitions released in combat from the occurred on Nov. 18 in support...
Hackers steal data on the F-35, C-130, P-8 and JDAM from Australian defense contractor
“The compromise was extensive and extreme, it included information on the F-35, C-130, P-8, JDAM and few naval vessels," Mitchell Clarke, Australian Signals Directorate manager Sloppy cyber-security practices has allowed hackers to steal data on the F-35, C-130, P-8 and JDAM from an Australian defense contractor. As reported by News.com.au, Dan Tehan, the minister in charge of cyber security, said that...
The F-22 Raptor is able to launch its weapons at roll rates up to 100 degrees per second Taken on May 20-21 by Teddy Techer, an aviation expert and a reader of The Aviation Geek Club during Wings Over Wayne Air Show at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base (AFB), the cool photo in this post gives us the chance to...
The GBU-31 is used for precision targeting on fixed objects, ranging from stationary vehicles to large building complexes The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) participated in Combat Hammer last week at Hill Air Force Base (AFB), Utah. As we have already explained, Combat Hammer is an exercise that evaluates weapons systems in their entirety— from the loading to the delivery...
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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