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Bunker Buster
A bunker buster is a type of munition that is designed to penetrate hardened targets or targets buried deep underground, such as military bunkers.Contents1 Artillery delivered bombs1.1 Germany2 Aircraft delivered bombs2.1 World War II2.1.1 United Kingdom 2.1.2 United States2.2 Modern3 Fuzing 4 Missiles 5 Nuclear 6 Russian spy interest 7 See also 8 Notes 9 References 10 Further reading 11 External linksArtillery delivered bombs[edit] Germany[edit] Röchling shells were bunker-busting artillery shells, developed by the German engineer August Cönders, based on the theory of increasing sectional density to improve penetration. They were tested in 1942 and 1943 against the Belgian Fort d'Aubin-Neufchâteau.[1] Aircraft delivered bombs[edit] World War II[edit] United Kingdom[edit]A U-Boat pen after being hit by a Grand Slam
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Munition
Ammunition
Ammunition
(informally ammo) is the material fired, scattered, dropped or detonated from any weapon
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Laser Guidance
Laser
Laser
guidance directs a robotic system to a target position by means of a laser beam. The laser guidance of a robot is accomplished by projecting a laser light, image processing and communication to improve the accuracy of guidance. The key idea is to show goal positions to the robot by laser light projection instead of communicating them numerically. This intuitive interface simplifies directing the robot while the visual feedback improves the positioning accuracy and allows for implicit localization
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Mach Number
In fluid dynamics, the Mach number
Mach number
(M or Ma) (/mɑːx/; German: [maχ]) is a dimensionless quantity representing the ratio of flow velocity past a boundary to the local speed of sound.[1][2] M = u c , displaystyle mathrm M = frac u c , where:M is the Mach number, u is the local flow velocity with respect to the boundaries (either internal, such as an object immersed in the flow, or external, like a channel), and c is the speed of sound in the medium.By definition, at Mach 1 the local flow velocity u is equal to the speed of sound
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Korean War
Military stalemateNorth Korean invasion of South Korea
South Korea
repelled Subsequent U.S.-led United Nations
United Nations
invasion of
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Kanggye
Kanggye
Kanggye
(Korean pronunciation: [kaŋ.ɡe]) is the provincial capital of Chagang, North Korea
North Korea
and has a
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Ali Al Salem Air Base
Ali Al Salem Air Base
Ali Al Salem Air Base
(ICAO: OKAS) is a military air base situated in Kuwait, approximately 23 miles from the Iraqi border. The airfield is owned by the Government of Kuwait, and during Operation Southern Watch, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
(RAF) during Operation Telic, United States Air Force
United States Air Force
(USAF), and United States Marine Corps (USMC) personnel and aircraft. Since those operations, the base has been returned to the control of the Kuwaiti Government, with the USAF continuing to maintain a presence alongside their Kuwait
Kuwait
Air Force counterparts
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Kuwait
Coordinates: 29°30′N 45°45′E / 29.500°N 45.750°E / 29.500; 45.750State of Kuwait دولة الكويت (Arabic) Dawlat al-KuwaitFlagEmblemAnthem: "Al-Nasheed Al-Watani" "National Anthem"Location of  Kuwait  (green)Capital and largest city Kuwait
Kuwait
City 29°22′N 47°58′E / 29.367°N 47.967°E / 29.367; 47.967Official languages ArabicEthnic groups60%
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Operation Desert Storm
Coalition victoryIraqi forces expelled from Kuwait Kuwaiti monarchy restored Destruction of Iraqi and Kuwaiti infrastructure Failed Shia/Kurdish uprisings against the Iraqi government Saddam Hussein
Saddam Hussein
regime of the Iraqi Baathist government retains power in Iraq UN sanctions against Iraq United Nations Security Council Resolution 687
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Su-24
The Sukhoi
Sukhoi
Su-24 ( NATO
NATO
reporting name: Fencer) is a supersonic, all-weather attack aircraft developed in the Soviet Union. The aircraft has a variable-sweep wing, twin-engines and a side-by-side seating arrangement for its two crew
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Su-27
The Sukhoi
Sukhoi
Su-27 (Russian: Сухой Су-27; NATO reporting name: Flanker) is a twin-engine supermaneuverable fighter aircraft designed by Sukhoi. It was intended as a direct competitor for the large United States fourth-generation fighters such as the Grumman F-14 Tomcat
Grumman F-14 Tomcat
and F-15 Eagle, with 3,530-kilometre (1,910 nmi) range, heavy aircraft ordnance, sophisticated avionics and high maneuverability. The Su-27 was designed for air superiority missions, and subsequent variants are able to perform almost all aerial warfare operations. It was designed with the Mikoyan MiG-29
Mikoyan MiG-29
as its complement. The Su-27 entered service with the Soviet Air Forces
Soviet Air Forces
in 1985
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Circular Area Of Probability
In the military science of ballistics, circular error probable (CEP) (also circular error probability or circle of equal probability[1]) is a measure of a weapon system's precision. It is defined as the radius of a circle, centered on the mean, whose boundary is expected to include the landing points of 50% of the rounds.[2][3] That is, if a given bomb design has a CEP of 100 metres (330 ft), when 100 are targeted at the same point, 50 will fall within a 100 m circle around their average impact point. (The distance between the target point and the average impact point is referred to as bias.)Contents1 Concept 2 Conversion between CEP, DRMS, 2DRMS, and R95 3 Use in popular culture 4 See also 5 References 6 Further reading 7 External linksConcept[edit]20 hits distribution exampleThe original concept of CEP was based on a circular bivariate normal distribution (CBN) with CEP as a parameter of the CBN just as μ and σ are parameters of the normal distribution
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Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve
The Royal Naval Reserve
Royal Naval Reserve
(RNR) is the volunteer reserve force of the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
in the United Kingdom. The present RNR was formed by merging the original Royal Naval Reserve, created in 1859, and the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR), created 1903
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GBU-10
The GBU-10 Paveway
Paveway
II is an American Paveway-series laser-guided bomb, based on the Mk 84 general-purpose bomb, but with laser seeker and wings for guidance. Introduced into service c. 1976. Used by USAF, US Navy, US Marine Corps, Royal Australian Air Force
Royal Australian Air Force
and various NATO
NATO
air forces. Description[edit]GBU-10 shortly before it impacts a small boat during a training exerciseThe GBU-10 has been built in more than a half-dozen variants with different wing and fuse combinations. Weight depends on the specific configuration, ranging from 2,055 lb (934 kg) to 2,103 lb (956 kg). GBU-10 bombs (along with the balance of the Paveway
Paveway
series) are produced by defense contractors Lockheed Martin and Raytheon
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GBU-15
GBU-15(V)1/B GBU-15(V)21/B GBU-15(V)22/BSpecificationsLength 154 in (3.90 m)Diameter 18.7 in (475 mm)Warhead weight 2,000 lb (910 kg)Wingspan 4 ft 11 in (1.5 m)Operational range5 to 15 nmi (9.3 to 27.8 km; 5.8 to 17.3 mi)Guidance systemManual guidance by radio datalink with TV guidance
TV guidance
or Infrared homing with Imaging Infra-redSteering systemAerodynamicLaunch platformF-4 Phantom II B-52 Stratofortress F-111 Aardvark F-15E Strike EagleGuided Bomb Unit 15 is an unpowered, glide weapon used to destroy high-value enemy targets. It was designed for use with F-15E Strike Eagle, F-111 'Aardvark' and F-4 Phantom II
F-4 Phantom II
aircraft
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GBU-24
GBU-24
GBU-24
Paveway
Paveway
III or simply GBU-24
GBU-24
is a family of laser-guided bombs, a sub-group of the larger Raytheon
Raytheon
Paveway
Paveway
III family of weapons. The Paveway
Paveway
guidance package consists of a seeker package attached to the nose of the weapon, and a wing kit attached to the rear to provide stability and greater range. Warhead options consist of:Mk. 84 – 910 kilograms (2,000 lb) General Purpose BLU-109
BLU-109
– 910 kilograms (2,000 lb) Penetrator BLU-116 – Advanced Unitary Penetrator CPE-800 – Used in the BPG-2000, a similar, indigenous Spanish weaponCompared to the GBU-10 family, or the Paveway
Paveway
II family, the GBU-24 glides farther as a result of more efficient guidance technology
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