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    500 lb Bomb Dropped on US Soldiers by Mistake

    Whoops. Amazing no one killed.



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    Damn, that must've been one rough debrief for whomever dropped that thing.

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    yikes :/

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    Heu.... danger close ?

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    I couldn't listen to the audio, but when JDAMs hit friendly positions, its almost always because the TACP erroneously relayed his own posit instead of the target's posit. There's little or nothing a pilot can do to prevent such an error if the TACP doesn't catch it on his own during the 9-line or the readback.

    To prevent similar mistakes in the cockpit, you only employ JDAMS on SPIs with a steerpoint as the SPI generator, and you never (ever) create steerpoints on known friendly positions.

    Maybe there's something in the audio that points to something else. If so, my apologies.

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    "the TACP erroneously relayed his own posit"

    You don't suppose that hut that he was talking about is where the yet to be "unaccounted for" TACP was sitting..?????
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    Nothing about all that revealed in the audio Noodle.
    But like you said, most likely an error in the 9-line not noticed in the read back.
    Also shows the value of a (secondary) mark.

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    I read something just yesterday about a similar incident in which the TACP replaced the battery in a GPS unit, causing it to display its own coordinates instead of where it was pointing and resulting in the same kind of friendly fire mishap.

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