B-2 Drops GPS-Guided ‘Bunker-Buster’
COLORADO SPRINGS A U.S. Air Force B-2 test aircraft (AV-4) dropped an inert GAM-113 near-precision, deep-penetration conventional bomb at the China Lake Naval Weapons Center, Calif., in February (see photo, top left). The 4,700-lb. GAM-113 employs a follow-on version of the Northrop Grumman/Hughes Aircraft-developed GATS/ GAM (Global Positioning System-Aided Targeting System/GPS-Aided Munition) guidance package now used with 2,000-lb. bombs.
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