As any uncle knows, it is always important to remember birthdays and even more vital to remember names. How about this for a handy way of jogging the memory…name a weapon system after your favourite niece. It's all the rage in Europe where France, Italy, Spain and the UK have joined forces to develop ASTRID - a super smart targeting pod. Not far behind we have JOANNA - the joint airborne navigation and attack system. Here are a couple of other suggestions:

ANNA: airborne navigation and nuclear attack system ELLIE: electronic low-level incinerator equipment HANNA: high altitude navigation and "nuke 'em" attack system NAOMI: navigation attack and offensive measurement instrument

Source: Flight International