posted on Nov, 18 2004 @ 05:12 PM
I found an article about the testing of new small diameter bomb (125 kg=300lbs)for USAF. Unfortunately it's not in English, but it's interesting
that they are saying that this bomb can glide up to 100km=55 miles distance when released from 10 000m alt. And F-22 and JSF should have op. altitude
of 15 000 meters, so it should be able to fly even farther. Glider bombs are nothing new but until now they have been able to hit targets maximum
30-40km away. It is great thing, because it allows to attack targets outside the radar range, especially when flying on stealth aircraft (stealth
plane can fly higher, while normal ones need to fly low in order to avoid detection .
[edit on 19-11-2004 by longbow]