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North Korea Developing Precision-Guided Bomb

September 25, 2014  - By

North Korea is developing a GLONASS precision-guided bomb similar to the GPS-guided joint direct attack munitions (JDAMs) of the United States, reports South Korean newspaper The Chosun Ilbo (Korea Daily). 

“We expect that the North will finish development of a new precision-guided bomb in the near future because we’ve detected signs that the North has been conducting tests for a few years now,” a military source in South Korea told the newspaper.

The JDAM GPS-guided bomb has a range of 28 kilometers and accuracy of about 13 meters. North Korea’s new bomb is believed to have a range of 10 kilometers.

According to The Chosun Ilbo, military authorities say they detected signs of a fighter jet dropping the bomb over a testing ground in North Korea’s Hwanghae Province earlier this year.

The South Korean Air Force has a variety of precision bombs, including a device with a range of 100 kilometers.

The JDAM kit is at the tail of the munition.

The JDAM kit is at the tail of the munition.

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