US Approves Sale of ‘Smart’ Bomb Guidance Kits to Turkey
The sale of guidance kits – technically called Joint Direct Attack Munition, or JDAM – converts unguided bombs into all-weather “smart” munitions and uses a GPS system to find targets if bombs are unguided.
“Turkey is a partner of the United States in ensuring peace and stability in the region. It is vital to the U.S. national interest to assist our NATO ally in developing and maintaining a strong and ready self-defense capability. This proposed sale is consistent with those objectives,” the Pentagon said in a statement.