BLU-108

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The BLU-108 is an air-delivered submunition, containing four further smart "Skeet" submunitions. The system is manufactured by Textron Defense Systems. The BLU-108 would be released from some kind of munitions dispenser, and becomes parachute-retarded to slow its descent. It then fires the four rapidly rotating skeets, which using multi-mode optical sensors can identify a variety of targets ranging from tanks and missile launchers to railway locomotives and landed aircraft. When the skeet passes over what it considers a high priority target (this priority can be changed prior to employment), it fires a 2 lb explosively formed penetrator providing armor-piercing and incendiary effects, as well as a fragmentation ring meant to damage any soft targets, primarily enemy persons, in the immediate vicinity of the target.

BLU-108/B specifications[edit]

  • Length: 78.8 cm (31.0 in) [1]
  • Diameter: 13.3 cm (5.25 in)
  • Maximum lateral dimension: 18.4 cm (7.25 in)
  • Weight: 29.5 kg (65 lb)

Skeet specifications[edit]

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