Paveway II Plus Dual Mode leverages the enhanced performance of the paveway II Plus laser guided bomb (LGB) to provide the lowest cost, all-weather direct attack capability available today. The paveway II Plus Dual Mode 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.
Lockheed Martin’s paveway II Plus Dual Mode 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/JDAM munitions.
By maintaining existing paveway II mass properties, outer mold line and compatibility with the existing airfoil group, paveway II Plus Dual Mode integrates seamlessly with aircraft currently employing paveway II and JDAM/Laser JDAM-type direct attack munitions. The system’s configuration minimizes impact to existing logistics infrastructure and handling for 500-lb, 1,000-lb and 2,000-lb class warheads.