The Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) is a guidance kit that converts unguided bombs, or "dumb bombs" into all-weather "smart" munitions. JDAM-equipped bombs are guided by an integrated inertial guidance system coupled to a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver, giving them a published range of up to 15 nautical miles (28 km).
The JDAM Bomb makes a short appearance in the multiplayer map operation metro, where two a-10 thunderbolts perform a sead (suppression of enemy defences) mission thus destroying the Russian AA's and enabling the entry in the subway's tunnels(after the destruction of the first set of mcoms).
The JDAM Bomb is a weapon specialization for Attack Jets in Battlefield 4. It is a dumb-fire bomb that can be manually sighted and dropped from an aircraft onto a ground target. It does not have the capability to lock on to laser painted targets.
- The JDAM Bomb was originally designed to also track laser painted targets. This feature was removed upon the game's release.