Tag: laser guided bomb

Did you know the F-111 Killed More Tanks than the A-10 during Operation Desert Storm?
Using PAVE Tack targeting pods combined with LGBs, the F-111 Aardvarks took out over 1,500 Iraqi armored vehicles. By contrast the A-10 Warthogs destroyed “only” 900 Iraqi military vehicles. According to the interesting video in this post, the almost forgotten General Dynamics F-111 killed more tanks than the beloved A-10 Warthog during Operation...
Paveway! Former F-4 GIB tells the Story of one of the First Ever Laser-Guided Bomb Runs During the Vietnam War
‘A 2,000-pound bomb impacted exactly in the center of the gun pit, vaporizing the gun, the stored ammunition, and the unlucky human gunners. I am amazed. The Paveway actually works. I whoop it up a little and tell my pilot, "Shit hot. A direct hit. Right down the tube,"’ Ed Cobleigh, former F-4 crew member.
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...
The Paragon direct attack munition is an affordable, effective alternative to current dual-mode weapons Lockheed Martin has announced in a press release that its Dual Mode Plus laser-guided bomb (LGB) will be branded Paragon. The Paragon direct attack munition is an affordable, effective alternative to current dual-mode weapons. "The new brand Paragon exemplifies a model of excellence, and reflects the system's performance...
During their stay at Tyndall Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18s fired 22 missiles for tactical evaluation As reported by Airman 1st Class Cody R. Miller, 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs in his article Canadians test capabilities at Tyndall’s Combat Archer and Combat Hammer, Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) personnel took part in exercises Combat Archer and Combat Hammer at Tyndall Air Force...

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