The codeword PAVE is a U.S. Air Force program identifier relating to electronic systems. Use of the prefix identifier is sometimes thought to be an acronym, but the various acronyms proposed do not fit with the wide range of programs it is used to identify. The original system, used in helicopters (The PAVE Low and PAVE Hawk), stood for Precision Avionics Vectoring Equipment.[1]

An early Pave Sword laser pod on a F-4D during the Vietnam War, 1971.

PAVE systems

  • Pave Hawk - Sikorsky HH-60 Pave Hawk special ops and combat search and rescue helicopter.
  • Pave Knife - Ford Aerospace AN/AVQ-10 Pave Knife early laser targeting pod.
  • Pave Low - Sikorsky MH-53 Pave Low special ops and combat search and rescue helicopter.
  • Pave Mover - Demonstration program to develop the AN/APY-7 radar wide-area surveillance, ground moving target indicator (GMTI), fixed target indicator (FTI) target classification, and synthetic aperture radar (SAR), for the E-8 Joint STARS.
  • Pave Pace - A fully integrated avionics architecture featuring functional resource allocation.
  • PAVE PAWS - The Phased-Array Warning System which replaced the three BMEWS radars.
  • Pave Penny - Lockheed-Martin AN/AAS-35(V) laser spot tracker.
  • Pave Pillar - Generic core avionics architecture system for combat aircraft.
  • Pave Pronto - Lockheed AC-130 Spectre gunship program.
  • Pave Spectre - Lockheed AC-130E “Pave Spectre” gunships.
  • Pave Eagle - QU-22B modified Beechcraft Bonanza drone aircraft for low altitude monitoring (
  • Pave Spike - Westinghouse AN/ASQ-153\AN/AVQ-23 Pave Spike is an electro-optical laser designator pod.
  • Pave Sword - AN AVQ-11 Pave Sword laser tracker.
  • Pave Tack - Ford Aerospace AN/AVQ-26 Pave Tack electro-optical targeting pod.
  • Paveway - A family of laser guided bomb conversion kits, to be fitted to standard unguided bombs.


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