dumb bomb

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Noun1.dumb bomb - a bomb that falls because of gravity and is not guided to a target
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
smart bomb - a bomb that can be guided (by a laser beam or radio) to its target; "smart bombs have revolutionized aerial bombardment"
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The company boasts that they "can take a dumb bomb and turn it into a smart bomb".
JDAM is a tail kit that turns an unguided dumb bomb already in the warfighter's arsenal into an accurate smart munition.
Strap the $20,000 electronics kit onto the tail of a standard-issue dumb bomb, and you've created a deadly precision weapon that can be guided to its target by GPS satellites orbiting hundreds of miles above.
After flying from a deployed location, one of the bombers could drop 24 global positioning system-guided joint direct attack munitions, Flights like these, dropping 2,000-pound dumb-turned-smart bombs, took most of the fight out of the enemy [See "Not So Dumb Bomb," June 2001].
It starts as a 1,000-pound or 2,000-pound dumb bomb.
Or, stand off and fire cruise missiles, laser-guided bombs or joint direct attack munitions [See "Not So Dumb Bomb," Page 2].
The smart bomb is much desired because it hits the target and thus avoids a good deal of the much deplored collateral damage, but it is much more expensive than the old dumb bombs of WW11.
Players can also have some unlockables like JDAM Bombs that can be deployed as dumb bombs and with laser-designated targets.
The availability of PGMs created in military theorists and authorities the hope that smart bombs could work to demoralize civilian populations where dumb bombs failed.
For since 1991, the US has been manufacturing "just about all [of its] bullets, tank shells, missiles, dumb bombs, smart bombs, and 500- and 2000-pound bombs, and everything else engineered to help our side in the war of Us against Them, [with] depleted uranium in it.