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GBU-16 Paveway II laser-guided bomb

Country of Origin: USA


The Guided Bomb Unit-16 (GBU-16) consists of a 1,000-lb (454-kg) Mk 83 general purpose bomb (see separate record) directed by a Paveway II series MAU-169 semi-active (man in the loop) laser guidance system.

The bombs in the GBU Paveway laser-guided bomb family consist of two major bolt-on assemblies for the conversion of free-fall bombs to laser-guided bombs. Each has three major assemblies: the laser-guidance and control section, the main body and the bolt-on stabilizing tail...

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