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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: hawkguy
It uses submunitions more than sensors. It will have to have some sensor capability, but that will be more for target recognition and position than anything.
originally posted by: RadioRobert
a reply to: 1947boomer
Think about the sensor -fused bomblets in a CBU-97... Now give them the ability to upload sensor data to Starlink and battle management systems. Perhaps give them wings like a SDB or Switchblade instead of parachute deployment. Load several on a hypersonic missile theater missile with 400 mi or so range. Shoot them into heavily defended airspace, and suddenly, you have a much nicer picture of what is happening in that neighborhood, even if it's shot down...
This came out of the QRF, which basically was a lot like the AF Big Safari program for the DOD at large. One curiosity is that despite being handed over to the Army after a demo of maturity, the di-/trigraph with a "VI-" antecedent would historically denote a SPACECOM project...