Information

Serial Code Fragments:

FOR USE ON MK 82 FIN, GUIDED BOMB 94271ASSY147214

Confirmed Company:

Lockheed Martin


Victims:

54† (44 children)


Date:

09.08.2018


Map:

F11


Type of weapon

GBU-12 Paveway-II
500-pound laser-guided bomb

Source

Michael Cruickshank

Bellingcat


About

At just after 8:20 in the morning on the 9th of August, a bomb dropped from a Saudi-led Coalition plane struck a busy market area in the center of Dahyan, in Saada Governorate, Yemen. The bomb impacted close to the middle of the main road through the town, causing massive civilians casualties. Tragically, most of these casualties came from a single bus carrying students aged as young as 6 on a religious field trip. Local health officials put the final death toll at 54, including 44 children. The death toll is backed up by significant amounts of video evidence showing the dead bodies of young children. Warning: This link contains graphic footage

Bomb remnants allegedly retrieved from the site of the impact.

Geolocation of airstrike location.

Geolocation of airstrike location.

Lockheed Martin about the Paveway II: The Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb from Lockheed Martin integrates an advanced guidance system to convert conventional gravity bombs into precision guided munitions. The innovative and highly cost effective guidance package inside the computer control group (CCG) ensures more bombs on target!

Lockheed Martin about the Paveway II: The Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb from Lockheed Martin integrates an advanced guidance system to convert conventional gravity bombs into precision guided munitions. The innovative and highly cost effective guidance package inside the computer control group (CCG) ensures more bombs on target!

Top to bottom: A Paveway II computer control group, an Enhanced GBU-12, and a Laser-Guided Training Round, at the Paris Air Show 2007

Video of the DMLGB Lockheed Martin Paveway II Dual Mode Laser-Guided Bomb uploaded in 2009.