The bomb (GBU 39), which was left over from the Israeli bombing of the International Building in Gaza City and was used in the assassinations of Islamic Jihad leaders in Gaza at dawn on Tuesday, was neutralized and removed, according to the Ministry of Interior and National Security.
In past conflicts and acts of aggression against the Gaza Strip, the occupying force has employed this bomb to attack structures and destroy residential towers.
In the course of bombing and destroying the Al-Jalaa Tower in the Gaza Strip, which housed apartments and offices for media networks including Al-Jazeera and the Associated Press, the occupation employed this American bomb, according to an investigation by Al-Jazeera.
The assessment, which was based on a review of images of the Gaza tower attack by military experts, revealed that the most likely bombs used were the highly powerful and destructive GBU-31 and GBU-39.
What are the features and capabilities of this American bomb that the occupation army is using to attack the residences and structures of the people?
JDAM, or Joint Direct Attack Munition, or GBU-39 bombs, were created to breach heavily protected military installations.
They are tiny-diameter bombs with wings that weigh about 110 kilogrammes.
The characteristics of the American “GBU-39” bomb
A clever American bomb called “GBU-39” is precision-guided and intended to break through barriers like concrete bunkers and warehouses in order to detonate from within. It is known as the “safe bomb” since it only damages the target’s contents from the inside, not the surrounding area.
This bomb is notable for its compact diameter, sliding, and accurate aiming. It weighs 110 kg, and its manufacturing goal is to enable aeroplanes to carry the most bombs possible.
In order to hit moving targets, it has a thermal search system with automatic target recognition and is guided by inertial and GPS navigation.
The three receivers on the GBU-39 are connected to the plane and the coordination station in the air operations centre.
It has triple search capabilities (radar, infrared, semiactive laser), inertial navigation, and GPS guidance, and went into production in January 2014.
It carries two warheads:
2.4 m of reinforced concrete may be penetrated by the penetration head.
There is 17 kg of AFX-757 explosives in the explosion head.
It has a range of 110 kilometres, a depleted uranium warhead that can be attached, and wings that allow it to hover.
Depending on the technology and equipment, the cost of the bomb varies between 70 and 90,000.