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Posted 1/29/2007 Printable Fact Sheet
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Texas Instruments GBU-12 "Paveway II" Guided Bomb
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Texas Instruments GBU-12 "Paveway II" Guided Bomb

The GBU-12 is basically a 500 pound general purpose iron bomb fitted with a laser seeker head and mechanical control surfaces. These allow the weapon to guide on laser energy reflected from a target. Over 4,400 GBU-12s were dropped during Operation Desert Storm by US Air Force F-15Es and F-111Fs and US Navy A-6s, hitting their targets with pinpoint accuracy 88 percent of the time.

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