The jets dropped a Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM
) bomb on an Islamic State in Iraq target.
The US 2016 military budget (in the NDAA) allocated, using publicly available costs for estimates, around 7,000 joint direct attack munitions (JDAM
) and 2,800 Hellfire missiles to all overseas contingency operations, which include Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia.
Kendall noted that Boeing's Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM
) are highly requested.
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.
On January 14, 2008, the Bush Administration formally notified Congress of a proposal to sell 900 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM
) bomb guidance kits to Saudi Arabia (Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Transmittal No.
"We are checking which of the top-of-the-line JDAMs
will become available to us.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said during his visit to Israel that Washington has decided to sell Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM
) bombs to Saudi Arabia, Ha'aretz has learned.
B-52 Stratofortresses flying high above the battlefield and loaded to the hilt with JDAMs
were regularly called in to provide close air support in addition to their regular missions.
And remember, the miss distance on these JDAMs
, if you think back to some of the history--500-pounders carried aboard a B-17 or a B-24, how many aircraft it took to strike a single target.
The Navy is considering buying laser-guided JDAMs
, said Navy Capt.
have nor been sold to any Arab country so far.
Currently, the B-2 is able to deliver a total of 16 Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAMs
), but Northrop Grumman is about to deliver a new bomb rack to the Air Force that would enable the stealth bomber to deliver 80 JDAMs--meaning that a single B-2 (seen here dropping inert JDAMs
on August 27 at the Utah Testing and Training Range) could strike as many targets as five could using the legacy bomb rack (or one B-2 conducting five separate sorties).