precision-guided munitions


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precision-guided munitions

A weapon that uses a seeker to detect electromagnetic energy reflected from a target or reference point and, through processing, provides guidance commands to a control system that guides the weapon to the target. Also called PGM. See also munitions.
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Therefore, the ISIL infrastructure in Syria was dealt a heavy blow by a massive strike launched by Russian forces employing precision-guided munitions.
FMU-139 D/B is a prime example of Orbital ATK's leadership in precision-guided munitions.
12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) successfully fired two new Pike 40 mm precision-guided munitions from a standard tube grenade launcher during flight tests at Mile High Resources in Texas.
ON JUNE 9 Canadian CF-18 Hornets conducted their third airstrike in Syria, using precision-guided munitions to take out an ISIS compound near Al Hasakah, a city situated along the front lines of the fighting in northeastern Syria.
Two F-18s using precision-guided munitions struck a IS position near the Syrian city of Raqqa, before safely returning to base, the military announced.
The company plans on taking the aircraft to its maximum altitude of 45,000 feet later this year Executiyes also want to demonstrate the plane's ability to drop precision-guided munitions.
The Paveway family of laser-guided and GPS and laser-guided bombs has revolutionized tactical air-to-ground warfare by converting "dumb" bombs into precision-guided munitions.
It reportedly has a range of 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) and can carry two 115-kilogram bombs or precision-guided munitions weighing 227 kilograms.
Ben Emmerson, said the ability of drones to loiter for long periods and gather intelligence before a strike, coupled with the use of precision-guided munitions, is a positive advantage from a humanitarian law perspective in reducing the risk of civilian casualties, CBS News reports.
He said targeting is likely to be concentrated on Syria's military infrastructure as well as chemical sites using incendiary precision-guided munitions and bombs.
with a focus on ethics and precision-guided munitions, and taught at the United Kingdom's Joint Services Command and Staff College.
This was the first air campaign in history where only precision-guided munitions were used.