Yassin and Balaban precision-guided munitions
(PGM) and a new generation of Qaem electro-optical guided bomb were unveiled earlier this month in a ceremony in Tehran where General Hatami was present.
Last week, the House of Representatives had backed resolutions to (https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/24/politics/saudi-arms-sale-resolutions-trump-veto/index.html) block the sale of precision-guided munitions
to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and Trump had promised to veto those.
The arms package included thousands of precision-guided munitions
, other bombs and ammunition and aircraft maintenance support.
Trump is seeking 22 separate sales of aircraft support maintenance, precision-guided munitions
and other weapons and equipment to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan at a moment of heightened tensions in the Middle East.
In September 2017, the President said the weapons he needed to finish his war on drugs were precision-guided munitions
As a show of strength and capability, PAF aircraft dropped precision-guided munitions
, reportedly the local manufactured H-4 Stand-Off Weapon, on a compound within the Indian Army brigade HQ but deliberately did not target military personnel.
Some Democrats have also accused the president of bypassing Congress because the sale of weapons, including precision-guided munitions
and other forms of bombs, would have been strongly opposed on Capitol Hill.
Under the terms of the deal, outlined in the US-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018, Israel will receive an annual funding of $3.3 billion in Foreign Military Financing and $500 million for cooperative programs for "missile defense." Specifically, the US has authorized the transfer of precision-guided munitions
from reserve stocks, which are "necessary for Israel to counter the threat of rockets in a timely fashion." The act also expands a stockpile of weapons the US stores in Israel, which the country may access in wartime.
Although Service accounting requirements and OMB guidance may discourage this practice, keeping all munitions dollars (particularly those designated for precision-guided munitions
) in the base budget instead of relying on OCO funds would bring more stability to both government program managers and the industrial base.
Bob Menendez, a senior Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, said that the administration has not been able to dispel its concerns about a precision-guided munitions
deal for the two countries involved in a military alliance in Yemen, munitions that may be used to kill civilians.
Air Force Research Laboratory, has awarded BAE Systems a $13.1M contract to demonstrate a new, cost-effective optical seeker for precision-guided munitions
. The seeker is designed to improve navigation, as well as automate target location and homing, for different types of munitions that are used in GPS-denied and other contested environments.