Bomb destruction in the air possible?

I was playing with pantsir and a plane spawned and dropped a laser guided bomb. I successfully locked on to the bomb with radar and my missile exploded right next to the bomb, but the bomb hit the ground as if nothing had happened. I got into the same situation the other day, but with the Chinese Tor SPAA.

Can I destroy the bomb in the air, or I am wasting missiles ?

You can destroy bombs in the air with bullets, I know that much,

For your missiles, it’s likely that the proxy exploded but was too far away to actually damage the bomb (Bombs are smaller than planes)

Its possible as soon as the bomb is dropped. A bomb still fixed to the wing pylon or bomb bay can’t be detonated. I shot falling bombs myself with SAM missiles, SPAA cannons and even fighter guns.