Warplanes: September 21, 2000


V Cole

The Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM, one of the new weapons designed to arm the attack planes of the next decade) is not designed for use in Close Air Support, but only as a weapon for use against targets farther to the enemy's rear. The problem is its accuracy. The weapon was built to a desired cost, and part of reaching that cost was limiting the accuracy to what cheaper systems could deliver. That means a circular error probable (the circle within which half the bombs will fall) of 13m if GPS is working (which it probably won't be in the


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