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Laser-guided bomb

A laser-guided bomb (LGB) is a free-fall bomb, usually dropped from an aircraft, that is guided to its target by a laser.

The laser is directed at the target, illuminating it. The LGB has a sensor that detects the light from the laser on the target, and which guides the bomb towards the target. The bomb has aerodynamic fins, which allow it to steer itself closer to the target.

Examples of LGBs include the American Paveway series.

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