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GBU-54 Laser JDAM  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2007
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: LJDAM and Mk-82 Laser JDAM
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Boeing
Parent System: Laser JDAM
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2007
Total Production: ?
Family Members: GBU-56 Laser JDAM
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Description: The Boeing Laser JDAM or LJDAM is a low-cost guidance kit that combines combat-proven JDAM (Joint Direct Attack Munition) GPS/INS-based (Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System) navigation with a laser seeker achieving outstanding accuracy. The weapon can be employed to engage both stationary and moving targets on the ground. Boeing developed its LJDAM solution adding a Precision Laser Guidance Set (PLGS) to JDAM guided bombs. The Boeing LJDAM was selected as one of three contenders for the joint United States Air Force (USAF) and United States Navy (USN) Dual Mode Guided Bomb (DMGB) program. The other two contenders were Lockheed Martin's DMGB and Raytheon's Enhanced Paveway II (EGBU). The joint services primary goal with the DMGB program was to bring versatility by selecting the optimal guidance mode for a given target without adding more weapon systems to the inventory.
The GBU-54 LJDAM was developed adding a laser seeker to the 500-lb GBU-38 JDAM GPS-guided bomb. It allows to engage both stationary and moving targets on the ground with reduced collateral damage thanks to the combination of the 500-lb Mk-82 warhead and the precision strike capability delivered by its dual mode guidance system. The USAF and USN have ordered the GBU-54 guided weapon as part of their efforts during the global war on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan. In July 2008, Germany became its first international customer for the GBU-54.

GBU-54 Laser JDAM Applications


Long Range Attack Aircraft B-1B Lancer Strike & Fighter Aircraft F-15SG F-16E Desert Falcon F-16F Desert Falcon Tornado IDS Trainers & Light Attack Aircraft A-10C Thunderbolt II

GBU-54 Laser JDAM Specifications

Weight
Weight: 500 pound (227 kilogram)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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GBU-54 Laser JDAM News

There are 30 news between
3 Feb 2005 and 20 Aug 2013
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013JDAM Weapon Program Reaches 250,000-Kit Milestone
Tuesday, September 25, 2012Boeing Begins Full-Rate Production of Laser JDAM for US Navy
Friday, July 6, 2012Cassidian Delivers First ASSTA 3.0 Tornados to German Air Force
Wednesday, May 16, 2012B-1B Lancer Employs Laser JDAMS for the First Time
Tuesday, April 17, 2012US Navy Orders 1,116 Additional Laser JDAM Bombs
Monday, February 27, 2012US Air Force B-1 Bomber Completes 10,000th Combat Mission
Friday, February 10, 2012First Flight of German Tornado IDS Aircraft with ASSTA 3.0 Software
Friday, February 3, 2012FMS: Poland Requests Weapons Package for its F-16s
Thursday, January 12, 2012US Air Force to Deploy B-1B Close-Air Support Capability
Wednesday, November 30, 2011FMS: United Arab Emirates Requests 4,900 Joint Direct Attack Munitions

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