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  • USAF seeks out low-collateral damage Mk 82 bomb

    06/30/2010 7:50:50 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Flight Global ^ | 7/1/2010 | Stephen Trimble
    The US Air Force could soon deploy a 226kg (500lb)-class guided bomb designed with a composite warhead to destroy targets while causing the least amount of collateral damage. The first 50 Precision Lethality Mk 82 bombs could be delivered by January 2011, with up to 750 carbonfibre-wound warheads designated as BLU-129/B to follow. The air force has issued a market survey seeking contractors that can deliver the composite warheads rapidly in response to an urgent request by Central Command, the US headquarters in the Middle East and parts of south Asia. The Air Armament Center could award a contract as...