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Hello Andrei: There are many ways missiles and smart bombs are guided to targets. The oldest is probably infrared or heat seeking guidance, mostly used in air-to-air combat. Once the target is acquired, the missile is “aimed” at the heat producer and released. Some other missiles are guided by pre-recorded maps against which they compare the course to the target, some cruise missiles use this capability. Smart bombs or cannon ordnance can be guided by means of a laser beam generated by ground observers or aircraft. Others home into radar emitting sites. Global positioning is a recent and successful means of pre-targeting ordinance and deploying in the region that can be reached. Beyond this general information, I cannot disclose anything. Surf the web, look for copper- head ordinance. The soviets have some interesting literature on the subject. Your MAD.SCI Micro
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