GBU-31 /32 /38 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) Target Mission
Provide the warfighter with accurate weapons delivery in adverse weather from medium to high altitudes.
The GBU-31, GBU-32, and GBU-38 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) series of precison guided munitions consists of existing inventory general purpose bombs integrated with “JDAM tailkits.” The JDAM tailkit includes a new tail section and aero surfaces combined with a Global Positioning System aided Inertial Navigational
System (GPS/INS) for precision all-weather delivery.
JDAM can be launched from all altitudes in dive, toss, and loft manuvers as well as straight and level flight with an on-axis or off-axis delivery. JDAM enables multiple weapons to be directed against single or multiple targets on a single pass. The warfighters have declared JDAM the “weapon of choice” after thousands of engagements in the Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq air-to-ground campaigns.