The Lockheed Martin Dual Mode Plus leverages the enhanced performance of the PavewayTM II Plus laser guided bomb (LGB) to provide the lowest cost, all-weather direct attack capability available today. The Dual Mode Plus combines semi-active laser (SAL) terminal guidance with inertial navigation system (INS) / global positioning system (GPS) guidance for precision strike against high priority fixed, relocatable and moving targets.
Dual Mode Plus provides greater mission flexibility through a launch acceptable region larger than other dual mode weapons, increased standoff and cross-range capability. Warfighters will be able to maximize operational effectiveness through use of single weapons loadout rather than a combined loadout of Paveway II LGB and JDAM munitions.
By maintaining existing Paveway II mass properties, outer mold line and compatibility with the existing airfoil group, Dual Mode Plus integrates seamlessly with aircraft currently employing Paveway II and JDAM/Laser JDAM-type direct attack munitions. The system minimizes impact to existing logistics infrastructure and handling and is fully compatible with 500-lb, 1,000-lb and 2,000-lb warheads.
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