I am all too familiar with US weapons technology, having been an avid play of flight sims in my younger days. I had actually already done this little test on a flight sim, flying an F22 Raptor, with infinite bombs on.
JDAMs are scary weapons. You could take off, climb to a height, approach the target from a great distance, drop all your bombs and go home. You could even be having coffee before your bombs have hit their targets.
So this story does not surprise me.
The B-2A aircraft, based at Edwards AFB, Calif., flew to the test site and released the 80 weapons in a single 22-second pass. The weapons were released from four Boeing-designed and built “smart” bomb racks, flew their planned flight paths and attacked all 80 targets.
GPS guidance will be the mainstay of all precision weapons going forward – and Europe and China are looking keen to cash in on the technology.