smart weapons


A military term used to refer to weapons that, through the use of onboard computers, can guide themselves to their targets. (See cruise missile and laser-guided weapons.)

Culture definitions for smart weapons (2 of 2)

smart weapons

Bombs and projectiles guided by lasers and other means, known for their extraordinary accuracy. They have been employed with telling effect by American-led forces in the Persian Gulf War and in other conflicts.

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