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The weapon is a guidance kit added to a standard Mk 82 general-purpose bomb, consisting of stabilizing fins, a laser-guidance seeker, and a GPS antenna. It can be directed either as a "semi-precision" attack using GPS and INS, or as a precision attack with semi-active laser homing.
The Paveway IV is scheduled to enter service with the British Royal Air Force in 2006 . It is as yet unclear whether it will be used by United States forces, which currently seem committed to the development of the small-diameter bomb program.
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