The French defense procurement agency DGA has cleared the laser-guided AASM modular air-to-ground weapon for use with the country’s air force and navy. The April 3 move follows the final test drops of the weapon, known as the SBU-54 Hammer, from a Dassault Rafale at the DGA’s test range in Biscarrosse in December. France already uses two versions of the weapon. One features GPS and inertial navigation, while another uses GPS, inertial navigation and infrared guidance. The laser-guided ...


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