- Apr 8, 2016
These are dumb cluster bombsIt is inducted? We don't need American bombs anymore??
The CBU 105 is a smart sensor fuzed cluster bomb
DRDO has already demonstrated MMW sensor based bomblets
So common sense dictates that most probably they are working to miniaturise and improve it further inorder to package them into a cluster bomb
As part of a TD project smart munitions to defeat enemy armour from its vulnerable top was initiated long time back
These technologies developed for the same included
1.Explosively Formed Projectile (EFP)—A copper liner serving as antenna for the sensor in the search mode and forming a single projectile in the attack mode.
2.Detonator Arming Safety Device for activating EFP warhead
3.Efficient capsule ejection system
4.Highly compact MMW sensor
5.Rotatoil parachute for stabilising the sub-munition and scanning the ground target
The technology was validated for 120 mm mortar rounds.
No idea on current status