Fortunately, on a mission like this in Afghanistan, we had near-precision weapons like the Joint Direct Attack Munition
(JDAM) with the GPS/INS combination that decrease dramatically the number of aircraft and the number of weapons needed for a given job.
has been awarded a long-term contract by Boeing Integrated Defense Systems to be the primary supplier for the cable connectors used in the Joint Direct Attack Munition
As things stand today, the Japan Air Self Defense Force could not do much; but the new --and air-refuelable--F-16-based F-2 attack fighter is configured to employ the GPS-guided Joint Direct Attack Munition
(JDAM) "smart bomb" system.
For the record: The weapon this tribute was written on is a 2,000 pound, Joint Direct Attack Munition
(12.) Loren Thompson, "The Joint Direct Attack Munition
: Making Acquisition Reform a Reality," Lexington Institute, November 1999, n.p., online, Internet, 26 September 2002, available from http://www.lexington institute.org/whatworks/whtwrks8.html.
Raids using 500 JDAM - Joint Direct Attack Munition
- bombs costing pounds 40,000 each added another pounds 20million to the bill.
Joint Direct Attack Munition
(JDAM) project, more widely known as smart bombs."
Once Hughes reached his targets, he dropped bombs including the military's new Joint Direct Attack Munition
. The JDAM is a 2,000-lb.
The munition dropped by the B-52 was a satellite-guided bomb called JDAM, or Joint Direct Attack Munition
, and was meant to hit Taliban troops, said Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Dave Lapan.
The Laser Joint Direct Attack Munition
(LJDAM) won in the supplier production category.
21 and will center around the use of a GBU-31 Joint Direct Attack Munition
, a type of system that switches a bomb from unguided to guided.
The Air Force expects that Lockheed Martin will increase production of the Hellfire by roughly 30 percent and Boeing will double the production of the joint direct attack munition
and nearly double the production of the small diameter bomb, service spokesperson Maj.