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Appendix D: Weapons Used in the Air War429

Precision-Guided Munitions

Designation Name or Nickname Type Number
BGM-109 * Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) Cruise Missile 802
AGM-114 Hellfire Laser-Guided Missile 562
AGM-130 Television- or Infrared-Guided Missile 4
AGM-65 Maverick Television-, Infrared-, or Laser-Guided Missile 918
AGM-84 Stand Off Land Attack Missile-Extended Response (SLAM(ER)) Cruise Missile 3
AGM-86C/D Conventional Air-Launched Cruise Missile (CALCM) Cruise Missile 153
AGM-88 High Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) Anti-Radar Missile 408
AGM-154 * Joint Stand Off Weapon (JSOW) GPS/Inertial Navigation System-Guided Glide Missile 253
EGBU-27 Penetrator Laser- and GPS-Guided Missile (2,000 lb) 98
GBU-10 Paveway II Laser-Guided Bomb (2,000 lb) 236
GBU-12 Paveway II Laser-Guided Bomb (500 lb) 7,114
GBU-16 Paveway II Laser-Guided Bomb (1,000 lb) 1,233
GBU-24 Paveway III Laser-Guided Bomb (2,000 lb) 23
GBU-27 Penetrator Laser-Guided Bomb (2,000 lb) 11
GBU-28 Bunker Buster Laser-Guided Bomb (5,000 lb) 1
GBU-31 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) GPS-Guided Bomb (2,000 lb) 5,086
GBU-32 JDAM GPS-Guided Bomb (1,000 lb) 768
GBU-35 JDAM GPS-Guided Bomb (1,000 lb) 675
GBU-37 JDAM GPS-Guided Bomb (5,000 lb) 13

U.K. Guided Munitions

Total 19,040

* These weapons can deliver a unitary warhead or submunitions, but the U.S. Air Force has not indicated how many of each type were used.

Unguided Unitary Munitions

Designation Type Number
M117 General Purpose Bomb (750 lb) 1,625
Mk-82 General Purpose Bomb (500 lb) 5,504
Mk-83 General Purpose Bomb (1,000 lb) 1,692
Mk-84 General Purpose Bomb (2,000 lb) 6
Various U.K. General Purpose Bombs 58
Total 8,885

Cluster Bombs

Designation Name Guidance Number Submunitions per Weapon Total Submunitions
CBU-87 Unguided 118 202 23,836
CBU-99 Rockeye Unguided 182 247 44,954
CBU-103 WCMD 818 202 165,236
CBU-105 Sensor Fuzed Weapon WCMD, Infrared 88 40

(10 submunitions with 4 skeets)

CBU-107* Passive Attack Weapon System WCMD     Non-explosive
UK RBL-755 Unguided 70 147 10,290
Total** 1,276   247,836

* The CBU-107 has a non-explosive payload of 3,700 metal rods.

** It is not known how many JSOW and TLAM missiles carried submunitions.


Aircraft Number Sorties
Fighters 735 20,228
Bombers 51 505
Other 1,015 20,671
Total 1,801 41,404

Note: “Fighter” aircraft carry bombs and engage in bombing missions. “Other” includes aircraft for refueling; airlifts; command and control; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; rescue; and more.

429 The source for the types and numbers of air munitions expended used is Lt. Gen. T. Michael Moseley, U.S. Air Force, “Operation Iraqi Freedom–By The Numbers,” April 30, 2003.

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December 2003