According to the US Navy, the majority of navy weapons being employed in combat are 500lb (227kg); I000lb and 2000lb JDAM
variants, namely the GBU-38/32/31, against fixed targets.
The short range of the JDAM
provides little standoff, but the addition of a wing kit corrects that deficiency.
experience clearly demonstrates the critical role of an enduring competitive environment in motivating outstanding contractor performance over the life of a program.
LJDAM is a precision guided bomb, consisting of a modular laser sensor integrated with inventory JDAM
kits to provide moving target kill capability.
bombs have been used increasingly in recent operations, including the Second Lebanon War in 2006 and during the attack on Gaza Strip in 2008.
As of September 2009, DSCA reported that Letters of Offer and Acceptance for the sale of JDAM
warheads and bomb bodies to Saudi Arabia had been signed, along with a contract for 900 warheads scheduled for delivery in 2011.
Boeing and Times Aerospace Korea to are to jointly develop a wing assembly for the 910kg (2,000lb) Joint Direct Attack Munition Extended Range (JDAM
Keen to bolster Middle East allies against an ascendant Iran, the Bush administration last year proposed supplying Gulf Arab states with $20 billion (BD7.56bn) in new weapons, including Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM
) bomb kits for the Saudis.
* Industry has sustained us in this Long War, bringing in innovation (and assuming risk in JDAM
, ROVER, and UAV production for example)
Rifle 35, a qualified Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC), directed a simulated Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM
) from a B-52, on his own position, which, had it been live ordnance, would have likely killed all 35 friendly personnel in that location.
Fortunately, on a mission like this in Afghanistan, we had near-precision weapons like the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM
) with the GPS/INS combination that decrease dramatically the number of aircraft and the number of weapons needed for a given job.
has been awarded a long-term contract by Boeing Integrated Defense Systems to be the primary supplier for the cable connectors used in the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM
On 28 February 2003 during Southern Watch, aircraft 111, flown by Commander Dave Burnham and Lieutenant Justin Hsu, delivered the first Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM
) from an F-14D in combat.
As things stand today, the Japan Air Self Defense Force could not do much; but the new --and air-refuelable--F-16-based F-2 attack fighter is configured to employ the GPS-guided Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM
) "smart bomb" system.
The advent of near-precision weapons, particularly the joint direct attack munition (JDAM
)--combined with the flexibility of the heavy bomber--offers the combined/joint force air component commander a new tool to utilize for close air support (CAS) operations.