How much does GBU 12 cost?

How much does GBU 12 cost?

GBU-12 Paveway II
Unit cost US $21,896
Mass 230 kg (510 lb)
Length 3.27 m (10.7 ft)

What does GBU bomb stand for?

guided bomb unit
A guided bomb (also known as a smart bomb, guided bomb unit, or GBU) is a precision-guided munition designed to achieve a smaller circular error probable (CEP).

How much does a GBU 38 cost?

The GBU-38 is a $2000 general-purpose, 500 pound, Mk 82 dumb bomb with an $18,000 guidance system fitted, turning it into a surgically-accurate weapon delivering 192 pounds (89 kg) of Tritonal high explosive from a range of up to 15 miles (24 km).

How much does a GBU 31 cost?

Production cost $4,154.4 million
Total cost $4,650.6 million
Acquisition unit cost $62,846
Average unit cost (40,000 units) $18,000 current estimate $42,200 initial estimate

What kind of bomb is the GBU-12 Paveway II?

The GBU-12 PAVEWAY II laser-guided bomb is an American aerial bomb, based on the Mk 82 500-pound general-purpose bomb, but with the addition of a nose-mounted laser seeker and fins for guidance.

How does the GBU-12 laser guided bomb work?

The operator illuminates a target with a laser designator and then the munition guides to a spot of laser energy reflected from the target. The GBU-12 is a member of the Paveway II series of laser guided bombs (LGBs). These weapons are hybrids.

What kind of aircraft can a GBU-12 be dropped from?

It is among the most commonly used guided munitions, and as such is able to be dropped from a very wide variety of aircraft, such as the B-52, A-10, F-15E, and F/A-18. The US Department of Defense has upgraded GBU-12 production versions to include GPS guidance modes. Lockheed Martin is the sole source for US Navy purchases of this version.

What kind of guidance kit does the GBU-31 / B use?

The BLU-109A/B is a thermally protected variant of the BLU-109/B. The GBU-31 (V)5/B almost certainly uses guidance kits of the KMU-556 ( )/B series. The designation GBU-32/B was allocated early in the JDAM program to 1000 lb class JDAM bombs with guidance kits from McDonnell Douglas (now part of Boeing).

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