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
Introduction Operation CHASE (an acronym for “Cut Holes And Sink ‘Em”) was a United States Department of Defence programme for the disposal of unwanted munitions at sea from May 1964 until the early 1970s. Munitions were loaded onto ships to be scuttled once they were at least 250 miles (400 km) offshore. While most of… Read More
The US Department of Defense (DOD) wants to build an X-ray bomb which could knock out chemical and biological weapon sites without spreading hazardous material over a wide area, as is the risk with the explosives currently used. Although high temperature incendiary warheads have been developed that should neutralise any chemical and biological weapons hit, there is still a risk that… Read More
The Defence General Munitions (DGM) Project Team, part of the Weapons Operating Centre, is responsible for the acquisition, in-service management and disposal of all general munitions in support of all three Services. Within the inventory, DGM manages over 700 different explosive natures as well as several hundred non-explosive items. Reference Doing Business with Defence Handbook. Edition 24 (2018).