hansbroger wrote:I'm reticent to go the "smart" munitions route because the US doesn't actually hold a convincing edge in that category when it comes to the implementation of such munitions in Wargame.
Sure it can. Unlike most other nations, the US boats not only many kinds of smart munitions, but in numbers larger than anyone else and having used them on a much wider scale than anyone else.
hansbroger wrote:-Laser Guided bombs - US and USSR both had in inventory and used in combat pre-1996.
And France, but still the US leads the pack in sheer numbers and how often they've used them.
hansbroger wrote:-Sensor Fused sub-munitions - Both US and USSR had in inventory pre-1996, Soviets had them in rockets, shells and aerial canisters.
Yeah, though how they work is a bit different. The US went for many smaller "skeets", about 40 per bomb. The USSR went with only about 14 bomblets per RBK-500U.
hansbroger wrote:-JDAM: the first demonstrator kits were delivered in 1997 and testing started in 1998, barely OOTF but could be argued as the program started in 1992. Could have higher accuracy on target PoS I guess but how is it different from how a Paveway is handled in game?
Would be quite useless in Wargame. JDAM guides to a GPS coordinate, which means it can't hit a moving target. It just allows for very accurate point target destruction. Want that house or bunker gone? You can now do so without worrying about weather or cloud conditions.
If Eugen wants, smart weapons could be the US's "flavor".