USAF is Testing The Deadliest Laser-Guided Bomb on The New Super A-10 Warthog

USAF is Testing The Deadliest Laser-Guided Bomb on The New Super A-10 Warthog For the first time, a guided bomb unit-54, the Laser Joint Direct Attack Munition, or LJDAM, was dropped from an A-10C. There is a strong need to destroy moving targets in the AOR,”

said Capt. Kirt Cassell, the lead A-10C flight test engineer. “The Laser JDAM has shown to be very effective at destroying moving targets on other (aircraft) and Air Combat Command (officials) wanted to bring that capability to the A-10C for an upcoming deployment.”

the u.s air force tests new laser-guided bomb on  a-10 warthog the a-10 thunderbolt 2 nicknamed the

warthog and known for its close-air support  superiority and the ability to carry large

and varied ordnance is now on its way to  delivering a new capability to the warfighter

a pilot from the 40th flight test squadron  at eglin afb with support from people with

the 46 test wing boeing and a host of other  units flew in historic mission on the five

of november 2022 for the first time a guided bomb  unit 54 the laser joint direct attack munition

or ljdam was dropped from an a10c there is a  strong need to destroy moving targets in the aor

said captain kurt castle the  lead 810c flight test engineer

the laser jdam has shown to be very effective at  destroying moving targets on other aircraft and

air combat command officials wanted to bring that  capability to the 810c for an upcoming deployment

captain castle and team members from the 40th  fts began planning this test mission in early

october the team was challenged with ensuring  the ljdam worked correctly to do this the plan