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Laser Guided Bombs

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  1. Manticore

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    LT-2 and LT-3 guided bomb systems
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    GNPP KAB-1500L 3,000 lb Laser Guided Bomb.

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    Sir ANTIBODY
    which is we are going to use in JF-17
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    mughaljee this is for you ;-)
     
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    Does Paf have mk-82 snake eyes?
     
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    does india have any lgb systems
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    my bad didnt saw the post made by karthic
     
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    Aselsan Laser guidance LGB+

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    Cant give you the exact ones..
    but the IAF has been operating LGB's since the late 90's.. first used operationally during Kargil.

    Currently to my knowledge.. the IAF's Mirage , Jaguar and possibly the MKI fleet are all LGB capable.
    although I believe only the Mirage and Jaguar can self lase their targets.
     
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    GNPP KAB-1500/KAB-500/KAB-250 Precision Guided Bombs
    Russia's family of KAB-1500 and KAB-500 smart bombs are an equivalent to the US Paveway II/III and GBU-15 family of guided bombs. Sharing common design modules with unique seeker designs, and a range of standard warhead types, this family of weapons encompasses all of the baseline capabilities in their US equivalents.

    The KAB (Korrektiruyeskaya Aviatsionnaya Bomba) family of weapons were developed during the 1970s by Moscow based GNPP, and it is likely that warstocks of the Paveway, Walleye and HOBOS captured in South Vietnam during 1975 played an important role in the design process. The basic configuration of the 500 kg weapons is common to the GBU-8 HOBOS TV guided bomb family using tail controls and fixed canards, less the GBU-8's lift enhancing strakes. The 1,500 kg weapon is closer to a hybrid of the Paveway II and HOBOS configuration, with steerable canards and spring deployed cruciform tail.

    Two common seekers are currently available across the product range. The first seeker is the '27N' semi-active laser homing seeker using a ring airfoil and optical path similar to the Paveway II series (KAB-500L, KAB-1500L). It will provide similar characteristics to the baseline Paveway II seeker. The cited 4 metre Circular Error Probable is however consistent with a proportional control algorithm rather than the bang-bang design in the Paveway II. A laser designator such as the Klyon PM/PS, Kaira 24M, I-25 Shkval, or a targeting pod such as the Sapsan-E would be used, or a Western pod with the laser exciter configured with Russian seeker coding.

    KAB-1500Kr Electro-Optically Guided Bomb training round.
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    GNPP KAB-1500L cutaways - blast/frag variant (upper) and penetrator variant (lower).
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    The second 7TM1 seeker bears a striking resemblance to the GBU-8/15 configuration, with a gimballed TV camera under a hemispherical dome, and is largely common to the Kh-29TE and Kh-59M standoff missiles. The seeker field of regard would be in excess of 45 degrees off boresight, permitting some flexibility in bomb release.

    The daylight TV seeker is available with two different guidance packages. The first, designated Televizionno-Komandnaya is a man in the loop command link arrangement similar in concept to the GBU-15 (KAB-1500TK). A Raduga APK-8 or APK-9 datalink pod common to the Kh-59 is used to send steering commands to the bomb, and receive video from the seeker during flight for display in the cockpit. This seeker will achieve similar effect to the GBU-15 and will be extremely accurate.

    The second guidance package designated 'Korrelatsionaya' employs a Scene Matching Area Correlator package (KAB-500Kr, KAB-1500Kr), which guides the bomb to a set of coordinates within a preprogrammed image surrounding the target - it is similar technology to the DSMAC in the BGM-109 Tomahawk. EU sources claim this guidance package can hit completely hidden targets providing their location is well known relative to visually prominent features surrounding the aimpoint. It is likely the bomb needs to be programmed on the ground, although this is apt to change now with the added computing power in recent Su-30 variants. Multiple rounds can be released in a single pass at multiple aimpoints, not unlike the JDAM.

    While EU sources speculate on the existence of a thermal imaging variant, its existence cannot be confirmed as no photographs are available showing the Zinc Sulphide or Fluoride glass nose windows required. As Russia's industry is now experimenting with QWIP Focal Plane Array imaging chips, a day/night thermal imaging variant is a likely future prospect. The design changes would be in a revised gimbal with a cooling assembly and an IR transmissive window.

    The most recent variants are the KAB-500S-E and KAB-1500S-E, equipped with a satellite/inertial guidance system analogous to the US JDAM weapons. Their production status is currently unclear, but trial drops are known to have been performed.

    The 3,000 lb (1,500 kg) class KAB-1500 bombs are the heavyweights, with blast, blast fragmentation and subcalibre bunker busting warhead options, the latter claimed to be capable of penetrating up to 20 metres of soil and 2 metres of reinforced concrete. The 1,000 lb (500 kg) class KAB-500 bombs are GBU-16/32/35 equivalents, with blast, submunition dispensing, blast fragmentation and fuel-air explosive warhead options. The Su-27/30 is cleared to lift up to 6 KAB-500s or 3 KAB-1500s on wing stations 3 and 4, inlet stations 9 and 10, and centreline tandem stations 1 and 2. The KAB-500 is carried on a BD-3U adaptor, the KAB-1500 on a BD4 adaptor.

    KAB-500SE satellite aided inertially guided bomb.
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    KAB-500Kr Electro-Optically Guided Bomb.
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    KAB-500L Laser Guided Bomb.
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    KAB-1500L Laser Guided Bomb.
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    KAB-250L laser guided bomb.
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    A lot of picture links are dead .. would try to re upload them if possible
     
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    KAB-500S = JDAM or KAB-1500KR ?!