Joint Direct Attack Munition

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Noun1.Joint Direct Attack Munition - a pinpoint bomb guidance device that can be strapped to a gravity bomb thus converting dumb bombs into smart bombs
guidance device, guidance system - a system of equipment for automatically guiding the path of a vehicle (especially a missile)
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To further demonstrate the synergy of the onboard Raytheon sensors, the JDAM test also employed the ATFLIR (Advanced Targeting Forward-Looking Infrared) system to provide imagery of the targeting area.
In addition to the F-15E, JDAMs can be dropped from a wide range of long-range bombers and fighters flown by the Air Force, Navy and Marines.
You could actually simultaneously pickle four JDAMs and hit four different targets miles apart.
JDAM bombs are being developed as a result of experience from the Persian Gulf War that showed a need for low-cost, autonomously controlled, bad-weather guidance systems for 1,000- and 2,000-pound bombs.
Laser bombs generally are dropped from an altitude of 15,000 feet and JDAMs from about 30,000 feet.
The leader in the field of GPS/INS-guided bombs is the Boeing Jdam series, developed to avoid the difficulties encountered in using LGBs in adverse weather during Operation Desert Storm.
During the evaluation, testers are planning to shoot five missiles and release 16 JDAMs, said Lt.
Many of you I'm sure recall the impressive post-strike imagery of Serbian airfields in Operation Allied Force that were rendered unusable due to multiple precise strikes from a single B-2 bomber using a unique forerunner to the JDAM The B-2 now gives us the capability to hold hostage five times the number of targets from a single airplane, and while reducing collateral damage risks by employing a 500-pound weapon instead of one that is 2,000-pounds.
Dropping 80 JDAM MK-82s in less than 30 seconds, with each attacking their own individual targets, is truly revolutionary.
The Navy and the Air Force collectively could buy anywhere between 20,000 and 100,000 JDAMs during the next several years.
Van Vranken oversaw the initial assembly of the new JDAMs here.