Saturday February 23, 2019

Air Force Revs Up Production of Precision Bomb Dubbed "World's Largest Sniper"

Some are calling it a more "humanitarian" weapon, if only jokingly: the Air Force is accelerating the production of its popular precision-guided BLU-129 bomb, which is "so accurate, lethal and precise, it is called ‘the world’s largest sniper accuracy.’" The beauty of this "adaptable carbon fiber bomb" is its power can be adjusted in mid-flight, allowing for tighter, "cleaner" attacks that could potentially reduce collateral damage.

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"We want to have options and flexibility so we can take out this one person with a hit-to-kill munition, or crank it up and take out a truck or a wide area," Hasse told Warrior Maven. A vendor which makes some of the warhead casing, Aerojet Rocketdyne, provides some technical detail about how the weapon achieves its precision. "These weapons use carbon-fiber-wound construction of the warhead casing, provided by Aerojet Rocketdyne. A carbon-fiber-wound bomb body disintegrates instead of fragmenting, which adds explosive force nearby, but lowers collateral damage," a statement from Aerojet Rocketdyne says.