What is a Guided Bomb?

Introduction A guided bomb (also known as a smart bomb, guided bomb unit, or GBU) is a precision-guided munition designed to achieve a smaller circular error probable (CEP). Because the damage effects of explosive weapons fall off with distance according to a power law, even modest improvements in accuracy (and hence reduction in miss distance)… Read More


What was Project Pigeon?

Introduction During World War II, Project Pigeon (later Project Orcon, for “organic control”) was American behaviourist B.F. Skinner’s attempt to develop a pigeon-controlled guided bomb. Refer to ASM-N-2 Bat (Glide Bomb) and Bat Bomb. Overview The testbed was the same National Bureau of Standards-developed, unpowered airframe that was later used for the US Navy’s radar-guided… Read More