"PANDORA'S BOX BOMB" READY TO OPEN

"PANDORA'S BOX BOMB" READY TO OPENThe Associated Press reports that a new "Pandora's Box-like bomb" might be used in the upcoming conflict with Iraq.

When dropped above groups of armored vehicles, the Sensor Fuzed bomb distributes several smaller bomblets that float toward earth on parachutes. Each fires four hockey puck-sized "skeet" that can home in on vehicles using laser seekers, said Steve Butler, engineering director at the Air Armaments Center at Eglin Air Force Base, near Pensacola, Fla.One bomber toting 30 of the weapons can puncture and blow up vehicles across 30 acres, Butler said.
The Sensor Fuzed bombs were ready for 1999's action in Kosovo, but the American military never found enough Serbian armor on which to test them.
Show Full Article

Related Topics

DefenseTech

Most Popular Military News