Boeing aims to begin deliveries of kits to create gliding JDAM guided bombs starting in 2015, offering a cheap stand-off weapon that probably will be able to hit targets about 110 km (60 nm) away using a wing developed in Australia. The weapon, called JDAM-ER, combines a new folding-wing kit with the familiar JDAM (Joint Direct Attack Munition) guidance unit and 500-lb. Mk. 82 bomb. The wing makes little difference to the mass and dimensions of the weapon, says the Australian defense ...


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