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US special forces seek tube-launched glide bombs

US special forces seek tube-launched glide bombs

The US air force has expressed interest in rapidly acquiring lightweight glide bombs capable of striking fast-moving targets from the common launch tubes of special operations aircraft.

The service specifically wants tube-launched weapons with GPS/INS and semi-active-laser guidance that can hit vehicles travelling at 120km/h (70mph) from an altitude of 10,000ft and above.

Source: US special forces seek tube-launched glide bombs