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ADF accepts first set of locally designed enhancement to smart bombs

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) aims to achieve precision bombing via an ongoing enhancement project "

Precision bombing is a crucial military objective that air forces the world over constantly endeavour to improve on.

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) aims to achieve this goal via an ongoing enhancement project to the Air Force's smart bombs. These weapons are already known for their resilience irrespective of weather conditions. 

Also called Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM), smart bombs are manufactured by Boeing Defence and are recognised for their exact precision.

The ADF recently announced that it has accepted the first set of locally designed and manufactured range-extending kits. This is a milestone in the project to improve the Air Force's smart bombs according to the defence.   

The wing kits were developed by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation and are expected to triple the baseline range of the current smart bombs. Australian company Ferra Engineering, under contract with Boeing, manufactured the wing kits which were delivered to Ferra's production facility in Brisbane at the end of April. 

Defence Materiel Organisation's Head of Helicopter Systems and Guided Weapons Division Rear Admiral Tony Dalton said the enhancement of the JDAMs was an Australian initiative. 

"This successful project has taken an Australian idea and through an international collaboration, has turned it into a reality," he said.

The extended range smart bombs were tested and reviewed in flight trials near Woomera late last year. The results reveal the weapons landed within metres of their intended targets.

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