TITLE

Glide bomb gets all-weather GPS upgrade

AUTHOR(S)
Bailey, Timothy
PUB. DATE
November 2000
SOURCE
Airman;Nov2000, Vol. 44 Issue 11, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the upgrading of the global positioning system (GPS) on glide bombs of the United States Air Force. Impact of weather on glide bomb targets; Features of the GPS; Details on the testing of the GPS.
ACCESSION #
3980747

 

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