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April 28, 2018
On April 22, the Saudi-led coalition carried out multiple airstrikes on a wedding in Yemen's Hajjah Governorate, with reports of at least 33 dead, including the bride. Reportedly, the majority of casualties were women and children. Survivors of the attack described how the jets continued to circle the bombingÃâÃÂ ...
April 15, 2018
The bomb, an American-made MK82, was presumably launched during the second US bombing campaign against the northern region of the country (1972-1973), and is just one among many that still threaten daily life in Vietnam. According to the Technology Center for the Elimination of Pumps and Mines, over six millionÃâÃÂ ...
April 12, 2018
The company said the tests involved an upgraded insensitive explosive developed by Aerojet Rocketdyne and the AFRL. The bombs were tested to support the Mk-82 500-pound and Mk-83 1,000-pound general purpose bombs, which are also known as BLU-111 and BLU-110, respectively. The explosiveÃâÃÂ ...
Aviation Analysis Wing
April 7, 2018
... twenty (20) Enhanced Computer Control Groups for Enhanced Paveway II (GBU-49); one hundred fifty (150) KMU-572F/B Guidance Kits for Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) 5001b Guided Bomb (GBU-38); sixty (60) LAU-129 Guided – Missile Launchers; thirty-six (36) MK-82 or BLU-111 500 lb InertÃâÃÂ ...
April 4, 2018
The approved sale to Slovakia is estimated to cost $2.9 billion and would include 14 F-16 Block 70/72 V configuration aircraft and associated equipment, as well as 30 AIM-120C7 air-to-air missiles, 100 AIM-9X air-to-air missiles, 150 guidance kits for Joint Direct Attack Munition bombs, 400 MK-82 orÃâÃÂ ...
Defense Industry Daily
April 3, 2018
JDAM tail kits turn previously unguided free-fall munitions such as the 2,000-pound BLU-109/MK 84 or the smaller 500-pound BLU-111/MK 82 warhead, into guided air-to-surface munitions. The awarding of the modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $1.23 billion. Work will beÃâÃÂ ...
April 1, 2018
When it comes to bombs, things get more confusing. The bombs carried are clearly Mk82 500lb 'slicks,' but they are referred to as 'clusters' and 'Mark 82s' verbally. At the same time, the jet's fictional stores display calls them 'weasils' which seems like a cool name they assigned the bombs in production, butÃâÃÂ ...
We Are The Mighty (blog)
March 13, 2018
The objective of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was to eliminate the United States Navy's Pacific Fleet as an effective fighting force. This would enable Japan to take the Dutch East Indies and secure China without effective opposition. As history shows, however, that didn't work out too well for Japan. But there areÃâÃÂ ...
The National Interest Online (blog)
March 12, 2018
Each would carry 108 bombs, presumably five-hundred-pound Mk. 82 conventional high-explosive bombs. The bombers would be refueled by tankers based on Okinawa, and would take six hours to reach their target. The paper noted that the presence of B-52 bombers near the Soviet border might causeÃâÃÂ ...
February 28, 2018
The three configurations of the Air Foil Group (GBU-10 [MK-84 2,000-lb/907.18-kg], GBU-12 [MK-82 500-lb/336.79-kg] and GBU-16 [MK-83 1,000-lb/453.59-kg]) include extending wings that provide lift and stability. Paveway II Plus LGBs are cleared for use on US Air Force, US Navy and international aircraftÃâÃÂ ...
January 9, 2018
A team of divers from the Cambodian Mine Action Centre recovered a large bomb dropped from US planes during the war in the 1970s in Kandal province yesterday. Heng Ratana, the director-general of the centre, said the 500-pound US-made MK82 aircraft bomb was found by his divers in SamrongÃâÃÂ ...
November 14, 2017
The UAE Armed Forces will purchase MK-82 and MK-84 bombs from a Turkish firm, Chemical and Mechanical Industries Corporation. A contract to this effect worth AED 74 million (USD20 million) was announced at the Dubai Air show today. The Mark 82 (Mk 82) is an unguided, low-drag general-purposeÃâÃÂ ...
The Phnom Penh Post
October 1, 2017
The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) is scheduled to begin the removal of two chemical bombs in Svay Rieng province this morning, while a 227 kilogram Mk 82 bomb was safely removed yesterday from Kirirom National Park. The chemical bombs contain 2-chlorobenzalmalononitrile (CS), a type ofÃâÃÂ ...
December 31, 1999
The MNX-770 Mod 1 explosive is being developed for use in 500-pound BLU-111 and 1000-pound BLU-110 general purpose bombs, which are also referred to as the Mk-82 and the Mk-83, respectively, the company said Thursday. Aerojet Rocketdyne said the explosive employs characteristics that makeÃâÃÂ ...
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