It was a traditional bomb which induced the death of 11 troopers who had been killed in a authorities airstrike in Marawi City, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana mentioned Thursday (June 1).
In a press convention in Malacañang, Lorenzana mentioned the Philippine Air Force’s provide of precision-guided missiles that may precisely hit targets has run out.
“We still have some precision-guided munitions na pagka pinakawalan ‘yan talagang kung saan naka — naka-indicate na area, pupunta doon. But medyo naubusan na tayo niyan and ‘yung ibang mga aircraft like the S-260, ‘yung Marchetti, they are now using conventional bombs,” he mentioned.
Unlike precision guided bombs, Lorenzana mentioned standard bombs is not going to hit the goal if the slightest mistake is made.
“Kung magkamali ka kasi ng hulog diyan, na ‘pag dive mo ng ganon at you go up and you either mapauna or mapa-delay ‘yung release mo, then you will not hit the target,” he mentioned.
The navy began airstrikes to neutralize the Maute group in Marawi City.
Lorenzana mentioned the navy continues to be investigating what occurred for the reason that first aircraft which launched a bomb was in a position to hit its goal.