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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80 freefall dumb bomb family; namely the GBU-10 Mk.
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.
Once the kit is in place, a person could be forgiven for not rushing to take pictures: It looks like a 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 aircraft is capable of firing a whole range of weapons from air- to- air missiles to smart and dumb bombs.
The crisis of humanitarian catastrophe unfolding before the eyes of the world; the pressures on the region of displaced people, of refugees; the dumb bombs, cluster bombs that are being used that are killing innocent women and children; the stacking up of people seeking an outlet who are starving, who need food.