laser-guided bomb

laser-guided bomb
a smart bomb that seeks the laser light reflected off of the target and uses it to correct its descent

laser-guided bombs cannot be used in cloudy weather

Syn: ↑LGB
Hypernyms: ↑smart bomb
Instance Hyponyms: ↑Bunker Buster, ↑Guided Bomb Unit-28, ↑GBU-28

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