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smart bomb

A bomb with a guidance system that navigates it to its target. The military adopted the use of smart bombs to reduce collateral damage.
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The Air Force also experimented with various smart bombs. One such weapon much touted during the seventies, the television Maverick missile, turned out to be a legendary dud.
"The aim now is to combine the aptamer with the 'bomb' (a microscopic fat particle) that can carry anti-cancer drugs or diagnostic imaging agents directly to the cancer stem cells, creating the ultimate medical smart bomb," he said.
"The precision tools of the Qassed-3 smart bomb and its operational range have been extended to hit targets precisely," Deputy Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh said on Thursday.
Though exact details were not known at the time, a June 2019 report by the New York Times revealed that part of the partnership includes localizing the production of high-tech parts found inside so-called 'smart bombs.'
The smart bombs component had been blocked since at least May 2018, according to The New York Times.
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Despite Turkey's destabilizing influence in the region, Washington has chosen to award a $682.9 million contract which will provide Ankara with an undisclosed number of smart bombs.
Present-day surgical strikes and smart bombs owe a lot to the raid on the dams.
Iran says it is more advanced than its Russian predecessor and is designed to confront fighter jets, cruise missiles, smart bombs, helicopters and drones.
The Paveway IV "smart bombs" will be carried by Tornado jets in Afghanistan as well as new Typhoon and Lightning II warplanes.
Fighter jets relied exclusively on smart bombs, which are guided by laser or satellite, to pinpoint intended targets.
The United States will soon announce plans to sell "a large amount of precision-guided smart bombs" to the United Arab Emirates, representing a new escalation in tensions over Iran's nuclear program, reported the Lebanese daily AN NAHAR Saturday.
Israel's daily the Jerusalem Post has reported that the Israeli air force will soon receive precision-guided smart bombs of type GBU 39 from the US, "which will increase Israel's capability to strike its targets," the London-based daily AL QUDS AL ARABI reported Wednesday.
There are "smart bombs" and then there are "not-so-smart bombs," and yes, there are not-so-smart bombers, too.
The United States will sell the Israeli Air Force so-called "bunker-buster bombs." The Department of Defense announced that it would sell Israel 1,000 of the sophisticated smart bombs, which are capable of penetrating underground reinforced concrete defense facilities.