Israel, the U.S. Air Force Small Diameter Bomb into purchasing the first foreign user
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According to the British “Jane’s Defense Weekly,” November 5, 2010 reported that the Israeli Air Force has received its first GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb, which to become the first outside the United States Small Diameter Bomb users. Since each frame can mount linked to bomb four bombs, small-diameter bomb makes flew a number of sorties to attack more targets. In addition, high accuracy and relatively small size, small-diameter bomb attack targets also can reduce the collateral damage. Small diameter bomb from about 96 km (60 miles) outside the safe delivery, and can penetrate several feet thick reinforced concrete layer.
first GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb in September 2010, arrived in Israel from Israel to the United States formally apply for the first time in about two years. At that time, Israel ordered the 1000 from the U.S. small-diameter bomb and 150 sets of BRU-61/A bomb rack-style hanging, the total cost of $ 77 million.
11 3, Jane’s said the Israeli air force said, F-15I fighter jets equipped with small-diameter bomb will be the first, each frame can mount 20, first quarter 2011 operational deployment. Subsequently, the Israeli Air Force also decided to improve F-16 fighter, it can also be mounted using a small diameter bomb. April 2010, Israel has also received its first laser-guided Joint Direct Attack Munition guidance components. The active component can be installed free-fall bombs to use to improve their ability to hit moving targets. (Northern Science and Technology Information Institute Chen new)