Smart bomb research

Smart bomb research

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Credit: MASSIMO BREGA, THE LIGHTHOUSE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Smart bomb research. Researcher in a laboratory examining the guidance and control section of a smart weapons system. Missiles such as these use laser targeting, which is dependent on the use of rare earth elements such as yttrium. Other rare earth elements used in missiles include neodymium and samarium. Photographed in April 2010, at an Oto Melara facility in Italy. Oto Melara is an Italian defence company.

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