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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.
See also: bomb, smart
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in the last decade has actually been used in combat, no one really knows what works, but in training exercises the cheap A10 gun has generally done better than the expensive smart bombs.
When Al Qaeda zealots hide in caves to avoid smart bombs, they aren't really out of touch.
Not only do smart bombs provide more destructive power, they also substantially reduce collateral or civilian damage.
US FIGHTER planes preparing for war with Iraq have dropped two new Smart bombs in test flights over Wales.
In the Gulf, in spite of the best efforts by the military at securing censorship, the US TV network CNN had its much-maligned man on the scene in Baghdad reporting events and consequences of the bombing, which subsequently have been borne out as correct, reflecting a 70 percent off-target rate for conventional bombs and a 10 percent off-target rate for the so-called smart bombs.
IMPEACH WIMPY AND CHICKEN LITTLE SUPPOSE KUWAIT'S MAIN PRODUCT WAS BROCCOLI WISE POLICY NOT SMART BOMBS "BEWARE THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX" - EISENHOWER "THOU SHALT NOT KILL" - GOD HOW MANY TIMES MUST THE CANNONBALLS FLY?
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Air Force's F7 fighters smashed simulated enemy targets with smart bombs for the first time during the Tuesday wargamges in the Central parts of the country.
The UAE, Haaretz added, bought various kinds of advanced ammunition for F16 aircraft such as 1,600 smart bombs, 800 1-ton grenades, and 400 other advanced bombs for $290 million.
The Americans had the smart bombs but the Vietnamese had the smart minds, and in the end the minds always win.
The so-called smart bombs used by Israel obviously don't work, judging by the numbers of civilian casualties.
It seems they are geared up for war globally, smart bombs and the mass killings of innocent people (sorry should I say collateral damage), but it seems are totally unprepared for a natural disaster in their own back yard, unable to respond to their own people suffering from the effects of a terrible natural disaster
According to the Pentagon, such smart bombs miss their targets more often than they hit them.
Like it or not, unless the whole world unilaterally disarms, weapons will always be manufactured and smart bombs are better than dirty ones.
high-tech manufacturer is shutting down its American operations, laying off hundreds of workers and moving sophisticated equipment now being used to make critical parts for smart bombs to the People's Republic of China (PRC)," wrote Scott L.
Smart bombs lock on to laser beams pointed by the reconnaissance teams hiding miles away, and they pepper the cave entrances with direct hits by explosives designed to penetrate the rock.