Weapons to Reduce Collateral Damage – Libya Military Analysis – Popular Mechanics

Here’s an interesting look at some air delivered weapons we’ve introduced to reduce civilian casualties when we conduct airstrikes.

In the early days of the coalition air war over Libya, finding and destroying ground vehicles was easy because they were moving through the open desert. As the campaign progressed, Muammar Gaddafi’s forces nestled closer to cities—and civilian buildings—to gain protection. Tactics like these in Iraq and Afghanistan have crated a boom industry in weapons that can strike targets without causing collateral damage. Technology has come a long way, and these are five of the best weapon technologies to do it. But the fact is air strikes will always come with a price.

via Weapons to Reduce Collateral Damage – Libya Military Analysis – Popular Mechanics.

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