Wind correction

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I was reading this article about wind correction using lidar. Could that kind of technology be used on planes? Could the targetting pods do something like that? Imagine the gun or dumb bombs being accurate enough to be used from medium altitude with the almost the same accuracy as guided munitions. At least from beyond the range and altitude that MANPADS can reach.
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I was reading this article about wind correction using lidar. Could that kind of technology be used on planes? Could the targetting pods do something like that? Imagine the gun or dumb bombs being accurate enough to be used from medium altitude with the almost the same accuracy as guided munitions. At least from beyond the range and altitude that MANPADS can reach.
Or we can just use guided mutions , APKWS likely very cheap IMHO

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Or we can just use guided mutions , APKWS likely very cheap IMHO
I think they want to get the APKWS cost to about $10000. It's a good low cost guided munition but every air force has stock piles of dumb bombs. I was wondering if perhaps an burst on height type of fuze could be used on dumb bombs to increase their lethal range against soft targets. Combine the precision improvement due to the wing correction and the air burst and it would be possible to destroy soft targets at very low cost when colateral damage is not a concern.

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I was wondering if perhaps an burst on height type of fuze could be used on dumb bombs to increase their lethal range against soft targets. Combine the precision improvement due to the wing correction and the air burst and it would be possible to destroy soft targets at very low cost when colateral damage is not a concern.
Already been done by Russia.