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Workshop 16: Laser Guided Bombs

In this session, we cover the following topics:

  • Understanding laser guided bombs (GBU-10, GBU-12)
  • Available mission target discussion,
  • Pilot Proficiency Demonstration,
  • Discuss next sessions homework

Course Prerequisites:
– Watch “DCS A-10C Tutorials – From 0 to HERO Ep6- GBU-12/GBU-38/CBU-97”
– Review “DCS A-10C Flight Manual“, pages 559-569
– Review “Chuck’s Guide“, pages 321-330

CAS Tasking, Callsign “GRUMBLE”

  • Task: Assess and Neutralize Rebel AAA Target(s)
  • Description: SA-10 “Unassembled” Site(s)
    • SA-10 AAA Launch Site, <wiki details>
    • Expect SA-10 launcher, 5 additional supporting components, group troops
    • Intel reports “Unassembled”, but radar facilities may be active
    • Maintain altitude or expect small arms fire
  • Location(s):
    • Bearing(M) and rangle(nm) from TACAN 25X
    • ALPHA – 272°M, 26.0 nm
    • BRAVO – 275°M, 34.2 nm
    • CHARLIE – 285°M, 34.0 nm
  • Comments:
    • RoE is RTL (Restricted Target List) Only
    • Minimize Friendly Fire and minimize friendly civilian/buildings and vehicle casualties.
    • Remember to D3A (Decide, Detect, Deliver, Assess)
    • After “detect”, contact C2 (Command and Control) for engagement permission.