glide bomb


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glide bomb

A bomb fitted with airfoils to provide lift and which is carried and released in the direction of a target by an airplane.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Two months later, on January 29, 1963, the first demonstration of the glide bomb's automatic homing feature took place when an YA--4B Skyhawk, flown by Cdr J.A.
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Another guided ordnance used in Desert Storm (though on a much smaller scale) was the EO/IIR-guided 1,140-kg Rockwell GBU15 glide bomb. The US Air Force retains an undisclosed number of GBU-15s.
The Walleye, a glide bomb designed for soft, stationary targets, contained a small television camera mounted in its nose that transmitted images to the cockpit where a pilot could then designate an aim point and release the bomb.
The "X-37B after re-entry would be a slow moving, not very maneuverable glide bomb, easy prey for any air defense system along its path to the target," Weeden wrote.
The PRC has been acquiring more and arming them with a variety of weapons, including the Kh-59E and Kh-29T air-to-surface missiles and the KAB-500Kr glide bomb. The Su-30MKK also carries the Gsh-301 cannon and several types of air-to-air missiles, and it is capable of employing the Kh-31 anti-ship missile.
The Hakim project entered its third -- and most ambitious -- phase in the early 1990s under the management of Britain's GEC-Marconi, who acquired that bit of the Ferranti business in this took a laser glide bomb, adapted with an infra-red seeker head, and added rocket propulsion.