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The weapon
The CBU-87/B "combined effects munition" is the standard air-delivered cluster bomb used by the US. Weighing 950 lbs (430 kgs), it is the carrier for 202 BLU-97/B bomblets. It can be dropped from a wide range of strike aircraft.

To improve accuracy the US Air Force is buying wind corrected munitions dispensers - a tail kit containing guidance equipment. Dropped from 40,000 ft, it can steer to a target area about nine miles away.

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