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  1. Joint Direct Attack Munition, JDAM(noun)

    a pinpoint bomb guidance device that can be strapped to a gravity bomb thus converting dumb bombs into smart bombs


  1. Joint Direct Attack Munition

    The Joint Direct Attack Munition is a guidance kit that converts unguided bombs, or "dumb bombs" into all-weather "smart" munitions. JDAM-equipped bombs are guided by an integrated inertial guidance system coupled to a Global Positioning System receiver, giving them a published range of up to 15 nautical miles. JDAM-equipped bombs range from 500 pounds to 2,000 pounds. When installed on a bomb, the JDAM kit is given a GBU nomenclature, superseding the Mark 80 or BLU nomenclature of the bomb to which it is attached. The JDAM is not a stand-alone weapon, rather it is a "bolt-on" guidance package that converts unguided gravity bombs into Precision-Guided Munitions, or PGMs. The key components of the system consist of a tail section with aerodynamic control surfaces, a strake kit, and a combined inertial guidance system and GPS guidance control unit. The JDAM was meant to improve upon laser-guided bomb and imaging infrared technology, which can be hindered by bad ground and weather conditions. Laser seekers are now being fitted to some JDAMs.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of joint direct attack munition in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of joint direct attack munition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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