A Raytheon Paveway IV laser-guided bomb
was used in a strike at an industrial estate in the Al-Marawi'ah district in another attack on the same day.
The contract, which was competitively awarded, represents the majority of the Air Force's laser-guided bomb
buy for overseas contingency operations, the defense contractor said.
The statement was triggered by a news report published in the Wall Street Journal (March 2), that "Pakistan will soon take possession of a dozen American-made surveillance drones and 18 latemodel F-16 fighter jets, sharply expanding the Pakistani military's ability to track and strike targets in remote, insurgent-controlled parts of the country." Added to these would be the laser-guided bomb
kits that Pentagon, the US department of defence headquarters, had planned to provide to the country, the newspaper had reported.
HRW say one of the bombs dropped was "a US-manufactured air-dropped GBU-12 Paveway II 500lb laser-guided bomb
It is believed a single laser-guided bomb
killed all three soldiers, north west of Kajaki, outside a small British base.
Lockheed Martin's Paveway II Dual-Mode Laser-Guided Bomb
(DMLGB) was released from an AV-8B aircraft in a test at China Lake in September 2006.
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla.--Engineers and technicians here ushered in a new weapons-testing era by dropping an inert, precision laser-guided bomb
from an F-15E Strike Eagle that struck an offshore floating target 21 miles away.
April 7: Marines drop a 500-pound, laser-guided bomb
on a mosque in Fallujah.
For the first time, a low-weight laser-guided bomb
was shown: the KAB-250L, which has a smaller laser-conversion kit, adjusted for installation on standard 250 kg bombs.
The missile, either a Harm (High Speed Anti-Radiation Missile) device, or a Paveway laser-guided bomb
, would have been sold by Raytheon to the procurement arm of the US Navy.
The process of getting the GPS-guided bombs ready for firing rakes longer than it would take for an aviator to spot a target with his sensor pod, beam a laser and release a laser-guided bomb