What does a GBU do?

The GBU-15 may be used in direct or indirect attack. In a direct attack, the pilot selects a target before launch, locks the weapon guidance system onto it and launches the weapon. The weapon automatically guides itself to the target, enabling the pilot to leave the area.

What does GBU bomb stand for?

guided bomb unit
A guided bomb (also known as a smart bomb, guided bomb unit, or GBU) is a precision-guided munition designed to achieve a smaller circular error probable (CEP).

How much does a GBU 10 cost?

Class 2000 lb. Paveway I & II Laser Guided Weapons
Acquisition unit cost Not available
Production unit cost Air Force: $23,700 Navy: $26,100
Platforms A-7, A-10, B-52, F-111, F-117, F-15E, F- 16 , F/A-18 C/D, A-6, F-14

How much do guided bombs cost?

Class 500 lb. Paveway I & II Guided Weapon
Quantity Air Force: 29,654 Navy: 2,982
Development cost Air Force officials state that they could not provide development cost because they do not have records covering the development period.
Production cost Air Force: $563.426 million; Navy: $56.807 million

What was a smart bomb?

Smart bomb, also called smart missile, type of precision-guided munition. In bombs with the laser-guidance system, commonly called laser-guided bombs, the target is illuminated by a laser beam from the releasing aircraft, another target-control aircraft, or a ground force unit.

Does India have laser-guided bombs?

The Sudarshan is India’s first indigenous laser-guided bomb kit. It is designed to improve the accuracy of air-to-ground bombing by the IAF. All the necessary on-board components have been developed by Indian industries for this weapon package.

How much does a GBU 32 cost?

Unit Cost: Approximately $20,000. Length: (JDAM and warhead) GBU-31 (v) 2/B: 152.7 inches (387.9 centimeters); GBU-31 (v) 4/B: 148.6 inches (377.4 centimeters); GBU-32 (v) 2/B: 119.5 inches (303.5 centimeters); GBU-38/B: 92.64 inches.

What is a BDU 33?

The BDU-33 is a 25-pound training munition used to simulate the M1a-82 500-pound bomb. It is approximately 22 and a half inches long and is blue in color. Although the training munition is inert, it is equipped with a small pyrotechnic charge and should not be handled. (

What is a 2000 lb bomb?

The Mark 84 has a nominal weight of 2,000 lb (907 kg), but its actual weight varies depending on its fin, fuze options, and retardation configuration, from 1,972 to 2,083 lb (894 to 945 kg). It is a streamlined steel casing filled with 945 lb (429 kg) of Tritonal high explosive.

What is the most expensive missile?

The Most Expensive Missiles in the World

  1. 1 Trident Missile – $65 million.
  2. 2 Patriot Missile – $3 million.
  3. 3 Tactical Tomahawk Cruise Missile – $1.5 million.
  4. 4 Medium Range Air to Surface Cruise Missile – $569,000.
  5. 5 High Speed Anti Radiation Missile – $284,000.
  6. 6 Javelin Missile – $147,000.
  7. 7 Hellfire Missile – $68,000.

How much is a nuke?

As of 2020, it is undergoing a 12th modification. According to the Federation of American Scientists in 2012, the roughly 400 B61-12s will cost $28 million apiece….B61 nuclear bomb.

Manufacturer Pantex Plant
Unit cost $28 million (Mod 12)
Produced 1968 (full production)
No. built 3,155

How accurate are smart bombs?

An Air Force study found that LGBs were “100 to 200 times as effective as conventional bombs against very hard targets and 20 to 40 times more effective against soft and area targets.” Laser-guided bombs were used in about 10 percent of the attacks on enemy tanks but accounted for 22 percent of the tanks destroyed.

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