The Global Positioning System (GPS) Aided Target System [GATS] is an all weather B-2 targeting system which reduces Target Location Error (TLE) normally associated with target coordinates. By exploiting the synergistic effects of the B-2ís GPS navigation and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) capabilities, which combine the SARís excellent range and range rate capabilities with accurate GPS Position and velocity information, we provide the GAM highly accurate target location relative to current B-2 position.
The GATS/GAM system was developed to meet a B-2 Block 20 precision weapon requirement left unfulfilled by the cancellation of another munition. All GAMs have been delivered to the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman AFB MO and are in operational use. Demonstrated accuracy by Air Combat Command aircrews has been under 20 feet.
|Mission||Close air support, air interdiction, counterair, airborne strike, suppression of enemy air defense|
|Targets||Mobile hard, mobile soft, fixed hard, fixed soft, maritime surface|
|Range||Greater than 5 nautical miles|
|Circular error probable||12-18 meters|
|Development cost||Munition development cost is included with development of the GPS Aided Targeting System|
|Production cost||$29.6 million|
|Total acquisition cost||$29.6 million|
|Acquisition unit cost||$231,250|
|Production unit cost||$231,250|