Paveway Bomb

F35 fighter jet launching a Paveway laser guided missile.

Converting bombs into precision-guided weapons

The Paveway® laser-guided bomb has revolutionized tactical air-to-ground warfare by converting "dumb" bombs into precision-guided munitions. Paveway bombs comprised more than half the air-to-ground, precision-guided weapons used in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Unified Protector.

GPS-guided version 

Newer versions of the Paveway bomb are equipped with global positioning and inertial navigation system capabilities. This innovation combines the accuracy and flexibility of traditional laser-guided weapons with the all-weather capability of GPS guidance. The result is decreased sortie counts and weapon inventory and an increased mission success rate.