#197 you're probably right zooey, and the difference is... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • eric
    • 04.02.10 | 09:24 (IST)

    a mk-82("dumb bomb" and relatively cheap), with a "smart bomb" guidance kit attached becomes a gbu-12(laser guided, much more expensive), or a gps guided gbu-38(very expensive jdam). it's most unlikely a precision bomb would be used on a relatively isolated, stand alone target. a "dumb bomb" means it's not guided to a precise point after leaving the aircraft, but a fighter jet's weapons delivery system can still put it right on the target. it's not like its a hit and miss proposition. why spend $20-40,000 when $300-500 will do the job nicely.

    from the article: Report: UN evidence counters Israel's account of Gaza war
    First published 10:17 02.02.10 | Last updated 10:54 02.02.10
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