Primary function: 2,000-lb unpowered, laser guided weapon
. Dimensions: Length 14 ft.
According to information available from the PAC Kamra, the aircraft is capable of carrying some of the most modern and conventional weapons, including 70-100 Km range Beyond Visual Range missiles, infra red short range missiles, Air to sea missiles anti-radiation missiles, laser guided weapons
, programmable delays cluster bombs runway penetration bombs, general purpose bombs and 23 mm double barrel gun.
Today's weapons can arrive to within feet (for laser guided weapons
) or a meter or so (for GPS weapons).
The military said Rafa al-Ithawi, also known as Abu Taha, was killed on Wednesday in Ramadi, 70 miles west of Baghdad, by precision laser guided weapons
that destroyed his vehicle.
Footage from the recent conflict with Iraq reveals how technical innovations were very much in evidence,as laser guided weapons
hit their targets with pin-point accuracy.
"The second is acting as forward observation officers to target in laser guided weapons
and pass on communications.