Smart bomb tail kits for Emirati Air Force

Bomb with JDAM tailkit

Bomb with JDAM tailkit

JDAM tailkits (Joint Direct Attack Munitions) made by Boeing Co, may go to the UAE. Currently JDAM has 18 international customers.
Utilizes global positioning system (GPS) technology

JDAM utilizes global positioning system (GPS) technology

Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) guidance kit is a low-cost guidance kit that converts existing unguided free-fall bombs into accurately guided “smart” weapons. Since 1998, Boeing has produced more than 195,000 JDAM tailkits.

The JDAM kit consists of a new tail section that contains an Inertial Navigation System/Global Positioning System that:

* Utilizes global positioning system (GPS) technology
* Can be launched miles from a target
* Relies on the navigation system to update its trajectory all the way to impact
* Is used with MK-83/BLU-110, MK-84, BLU-109 and MK-82 warheads

The Air Force has advanced U.S. F-16 BLOCK 60 multi-role fighter aircraft. Other equipment includes French Mirage 2000-9 fighters, British Hawk trainer aircraft, 36 transport aircraft and U.S. Apache and Black Hawk helicopters.
Fighting Falcon Block 60’s range is extended with addition of fuselage mounted conformal fuel tanks and wing tanks, similar to the F-16ES and Block 50/52 Plus.


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