Saturday, October 23, 2010

AASM becomes the HAMMER

The AASM smart bomb made by Sagem get a new export nickname : The HAMMER, probably as a reference to its ability to strike ground  targets with a vertical trajectory

The weapon also get new code names depending on the version of its guidance system :

SBU-54 : INS/GPS/laser

Source Aviation Week

A very interesting video of the SBU-54 (IIR guidance) trials can been seen here. It shows the high off boresight and pop-up capabilities of the Hammer when released at low altitude and  high bank angle/G.

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