GBU-50 Paveway II  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2001
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: EGBU-10 Paveway II, Enhanced Paveway II and EP2
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Raytheon
Parent System: Paveway
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1968
Total Production: 353,000
Family Members: EGBU-24 Paveway III, EGBU-27 Paveway III, GBU-10 Paveway II, GBU-12 Paveway II, GBU-16 Paveway II, GBU-24 Paveway III, GBU-27 Paveway III, GBU-28 Bunker Buster, GBU-28C/B, GBU-48 Paveway II, GBU-49 Paveway II, GBU-58 Paveway and Paragon
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Description: The Laser Guided Bombs (LGB) were introduced in 1968 to meet the requirements for precision guided bombs of the US military. The semi-active LGBs home on reflected laser beam energy directed on the target. The target illumination can be done by the launching aircraft, by a third aircraft or by ground-based troops operating a laser designator. The LGBs are in fact a laser guidance kit applicable to current conventional unguided bombs.

The Laser Guided Bombs have reduced the number of weapons requested to destroy a single target while enhancing accuracy, reliability and cost-effectiveness in strike missions. The LGBs were introduced during Vietnam and afterward they have been employed over Panama, Iraq, the former Yugoslavia and Afghanistan. The United States and 31 nations of the world have ordered Paveway bombs and more than 125,000 Paveway II kits have been produced to date.

The GBU-10 Paveway II consists of a MK-84 2,000 pound (1,000 kg) bomb with an added laser guidance package. This bomb is suitable against bridges, bunkers, and SCUD launchers. The EGBU-10 Paveway II, also known as the GBU-50/B, features GPS-based navigation system in addition to its laser seeker. This dual-mode guided bomb has been designed to effectively operate in all-weather conditions.

GBU-50 Paveway II Applications


Combat Aircraft Mirage 2000D

GBU-50 Paveway II Specifications

Speed
Target's Max Speed: 70 kph (0.06 mach)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

GBU-50 Paveway II News

There are 11 news between
28 Dec 2009 and 8 Sep 2017
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Friday, September 8, 2017FMS: Bahrain Requests Upgrade of F-16 Block 40 Aircraft to F-16V Configuration
Monday, May 9, 2016US Air Force Awards Contract for Paveway II Guided Bombs Production
Tuesday, January 21, 2014French Air Force Mirage 2000D Completes Enhanced Paveway II GBU-50 Demonstration
Tuesday, January 14, 2014FMS: Singapore Requests F-16C/D Block 52 Upgrade
Thursday, June 20, 2013Next Generation of Enhanced Paveway II Provides Improved Capability, Performance
Tuesday, May 7, 2013Raytheon Completes First International Delivery of Enhanced Paveway II GBU-50 Bombs
Wednesday, October 17, 2012Lockheed Martin Receives Contract for Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb Kits
Sunday, November 13, 2011Raytheon Develops Wireless Integration for Enhanced Paveway
Wednesday, September 21, 2011FMS: Taiwan Wants Retrofit of F-16A/B Aircraft
Monday, November 22, 2010US Navy Orders Additional Paveway II Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds

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