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Noun1.JDAM - 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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Single Points of Failure for JDAM Tail Kit Production
The possibility that the JDAM kits would be used to upgrade the country's unguided bombs to so-called "smart bombs" for use in the Yemeni conflict was "looking to be one of the big factors" that could derail the deal, Daniels said.
Boeing has also developed a new wing kit which when connected to the JDAM guidance kit increases the bomb's range from approximately 12.9nm (24km) to more than 38nm (72km); this variant is dubbed the JDAM-ER (Extended Range): "The JDAMER kit takes advantage of the conventional JDAM aircraft interface and Boeing GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb glide technology," said Greg Coffey, director for Boeing JDAM programmes: "With the JDAM-ER customers have the increased standoff range needed to neutralise current and future threats." The Royal Australian Air Force is currently the only operator of the JDAM-ER.
Powered by a turbofan engine with S-shaped exhaust to reduce infrared and radar signature and advanced stealth design such as an internal weapons systems, the Predator-C Avenger drone can carry 2000lb GBU-31 JDAM bombs, 150kW HELLADS DEWs (Directed Energy Weapons) and more.
For comparison, one US Hellfire missile is said to cost around $100,000, and one JDAM around $25,000, not including the bomb.
Boeing reported increasing its production of JDAMs by over 80 percent in the month of July to keep up with orders from 26 countries.
Under command from the attached Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tail kit, the weapon flew around 40 nautical miles (nm) and impacted the water.
I copied down the 9-Line and frantically tried to put the target coordinates into my system, setting up for a simulated joint-direct-attack-munition (JDAM) delivery.
The Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM), often referred to as the "Warfighter's Weapon of Choice," is a low-cost guidance kit that converts existing unguided free-fall bombs into accurately guided, near-precision "smart" weapons.
This was the second in-flight weapons release in three days for AF-1 as it completed the release of a 2,000 pound GBU-31 BLU-109 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) Oct.
The Pentagon is considering a significant sale of Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) made by Boeing Co, adding to other recent arms deals with the UAE.