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 Definition An unpowered, aircraft delivered weapon, which adjusts its course using aerodynamic control surfaces, and is controlled by a human operator or on-board autonomous guidance [d] [e]
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JDAM

JDAM is a Joint Direct Attack Munition See: http://www.designation-systems.net/dusrm/app5/jdam.html or http://www.navy.mil/navydata/fact_display.asp?cid=2100&tid=400&ct=2. Also, explained what a LGB is. Should spell out what an acronym is for clear writing.Mary Ash 06:15, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Where it says While troops on the ground can not directly control a JDAM, does that mean that they can directly control it but can opt not to? John Stephenson 06:38, 14 February 2011 (UTC)
This is confused. A JDAM is not an LGB. They are completely different weapons.
John, I'm trying to sort out how we now have two articles showing the same title (Joint Direct Action Munition). As far as "control", let me clarify. No human has direct control of the bomb once it is released. Troops on the ground can, however, send the target coordinates to the dropping aircraft, for loading into the JDAM guidance unit. This happened later in the weapon life cycle; there was originally no plan to have it used in close air support. See controlling close support to ground forces and special reconnaissance for context. Howard C. Berkowitz 08:54, 14 February 2011 (UTC)