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The Real ‘Smart Bombs’: The Air Force Wants ‘Adjustable’ Bombs to Fight Russia or China

The Air Force is moving quickly to engineer new bombs across a wide range of ?adjustable? blast effects to include smaller, more targeted explosions as well as larger-impact 2,000-pound bomb attacks for a ?high-end? fight.

The principle concept informing the argument, according to Air Force weapons experts, is that variable yield munitions, and certain high-yield bombs in particular, are greatly needed to address an emerging sphere of threats, to include rival major powers such as Russia and China.

Developers make the point that fast-changeable effects are needed to present Air Force attackers with a ?sniper-like? precision air strikes as well as massive attacks with expanded ?energetics? and more destructive power.

 

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