Boeing has successfully conducted two tests of a precision guided Laser JDAM version of the M-84 2000lb bomb.
Already cleared for the 500lb Mk-82 and 1000lb Mk-83, the same Laser JDAM kit will allow the massive Mk-84 to hit moving targets as well as the fixed and relocatable target capability offered by the standard non-laser JDAM kit.
The tests were the first two of a planned seven tests conducted at Eglin AFB in Florida. The weapons were released from an F-16 at 30,000 feet and Mach 0.95 and flew a series of manoeuvres which validated their aerodynamic performance.
Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.