The middle part of the loading area can be removed and allow better handling with a load. It is not intended to be used as a procedural or technical manual in accomplishing mission planning, campaign planning, targeting functions or munitions maintenance operations. Weapon systems maintained by the center included the advanced medium range airtoair missile, highspeed antiradiation missile, harm targeting system, joint airtosurface standoff missile, joint direct attack munition, miniature airlaunched decoy, sensor fuzed weapon, and the small diameter bomb. Weapons file by guruefx, january 15, 2008, antarctic press edition, paperback in english weapons file january 15, 2008 edition open library. Armament computer located in the right fuselage panel, the armament computer is a digital computer that interfaces with and is controlled by the mcs. The armament computer also interfaces with the weapon station. Preface this weapons file has been prepared by adxrp to provide unclassified technical data on air launched weapons and munitions. This twelfth edition published by the air armament center, eglin afb, florida has been revised and updated to. Media in category weapons of world war i the following 20 files are in this category, out of 20 total. The major command at eglin is the air force materiel command afmc. Janet wolfenbarger, commander of air force materiel command, officiated the ceremony.
This is the sixth edition published by the office of the armament product directorate apd, established 1 september 1995 at eglin afb, fl. A more detailed classified weapons catalogue is also available which provides performance data. Af system safety office, air armament center experience. The 20032004 updated weapons file is published in response to requests from our warfighter customers, and is an item that you indicated had high utility. Search for library items search for lists search for contacts search for a library. Inside the air armament center, air force materiel command maj. Chedister, usaf e quipping the united states and its allies with sophisticated weaponry, the air force materiel commands air armament center is responsible for developing, acquiring, testing, deploying, and sustaining all air delivered weapons. Open library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Defense base closure and realignment commission and was provided to unt digital library by the unt libraries government documents department. Global leader in advancing weapons science and technology. Eidsaune, usaf, commander, air armament center and air force program executive officer for weapons, eglin afb. The center is responsible for development, acquisition, testing, deployment and sustainment of all air delivered weapons.
Network enabled weapons, or new, are a class of air toground precisionguided munitions in development by a number of countries. Itcontainsswitchesfor missile preparation, missile operating mode. Without armament there wouldnt be any air force really, because, apart from the transport aspect of the air force, really the role of the f18 in general is. Air armament center leaves historic legacy eglin air. The diverse air armament center missions here officially became part of two other air force materiel command centers during a ceremony july 18. Airtoair missiles, guided weapons, unguided weapons and submunitions.
High speed jets cant simply drop bombs, as the vacuum created on their undersurface could prevent separation of the bomb from the jet. Kenneth merchant, the center s last commander, stood by to bear witness as the flag was sealed up. The air armament center aac is the host unit at eglin. The air force research laboratory munitions directorate, having a rich history and located at eglin air force base, florida, develops conventional munitions technologies to provide the air force with a strong technology base upon which future air delivered munitions can be developed to neutralize potential threats to the us. A more detailed classified weapons catalogue is also avail able which provides performance data.
The aac is responsible for conventional and unconventional weapons systems. This weapons file has been prepared by adxrp to provide unclassified technical data on air launched weapons and munitions. Weapon systems maintained by the center included the advanced medium range air to air missile, highspeed antiradiation missile, harm targeting system, joint air to. Weapons file january 15, 2008 edition open library. Eglin afb learn about this air force base mybaseguide. Air weapons systems technician canadian armed forces. Weapons safety division, hq af safety center membership. Powerpoint presentation, acquisition at the air armament center. Preface established 1 september 1995 at eglin afb, fl. The center s air armament programs represent the leading edge of weapons technology, including developing the next generation of precisionguided munitions, air superiority missiles, and range and combat support systems. Additionally, aac plans, directs and conducts test and evaluation of u. When merchant spoke during the eglins transition ceremony he praised the accomplishments and. The reason the dimensions match the ones in the air forces weapons data file is because the lau68da is thermally coated, the air force doesnt use thermal coated weapons.
Bruce simpson, a member of the senior executive service, is executive director, air armament center, eglin air force base, fla. Confidential handbook aircraft armament 1918 illustrated lewis gun us army air. This includes a station on the wing or fuselage of a civilian aircraft or military aircraft where external jet engine, ordnance, countermeasures, gun pods, targeting pods or drop tanks can be mounted. Denmark products munitions air armament expal develops, manufactures a wide range of aviation bombs, such as conventional bombs, american mk 80 series bombs, training bombs type bdu and mk22 british bombs for training purpose, and bpg 2000 penetration bomb with integrated precisionguided system. The data under aircraft indicates a typical loadout as.
Mark simpson, senior strategy analyst, strategic planning munitions directorate, air force research lab, eglin afb. This includes systems engineering and integration support for conventional and nonconventional air launched weapons systems. The fa18abcd aircraft contain the following armament system basic controls figure 157 and components. Enabler for force domination i n t e g r i t y s e r v i c e e x c e l l e n c e dave eidsaune, maj gen, usaf program executive officer for weapons commander, air armament center 10 june 2008 deliver warwinning technology, acquisition, test, sustainment expeditionary capabilities to the warfighter. A derivative of gpsguided weapons, which are guided to a specific coordinate entered prior to release, new have the additional ability to have targeting coordinates updated in flight through the use of a common datalink, and be tracked by aircraft. As a 2w1x1 or former 462x0 weapons troop, this coin is a must. Major general ken merchant, usaf, commander, air armament center, eglin afb. English this weapons file has been prepared by adxrp to provide unclassified technical data on air launched weapons and munitions.
Aircraft armament systems air force reserve command. And im corporal alexandre auger from saguenay, quebec an air weapons systems technician currently posted to 3 wing bagotville. Our marketplace offers millions of titles from sellers worldwide. The air armament center aac was an air force materiel command afmc center at eglin air force base, florida, responsible for development, acquisition, testing, and deployment of all air delivered weapons for the u. How does a weapons program survive in todays budget. Weapons file microform national library of australia. Aac pulls every phase in the life cycle of air delivered weapons from development through sustainment. I believe the af has stopped using the lau68s and have started using the lau1 and i believe the info in the af weapons data book is a little out of date since the mk. Jacobs has supported the air force on this program since its inception in 1986 and currently supports the program with a staff of more than 700. The center supports the largest single base mobility. The weapons file is designed to be used as a quick reference tool for information purposes only.
Government agencies and private individuals or enterprises eligible to obtain. Base visit trip report eglin air force base florida. These aircraft employ sophisticated suspension, launch, and release systems in order to effectively deliver bombs, rockets, and missiles, including the use of electronically activated explosive devices to. When merchant spoke during the eglins transition ceremony he praised the accomplishments and past leaders whod guided the. A hardpoint more formally known as a station or weapon station is a location on an airframe designed to carry an external or internal load. Find link is a tool written by edward betts searching for air armament center found 33 total alternate case. As the guidon was slowly rolled up on the 14yearold air armament center, the final page of its epic history here was written. Price new from used from paperback, 2010 please retry. Sea and air war machines by parragon books jan 27, 2015. Dod weapons file 2010 paperback january 1, 2010 by air armament center author see all formats and editions hide other formats and editions. This challenge coin design has been around the united states air force aircraft armament specialist career field for longer than most of us have been alive. Air to air missiles, guided weapons, unguided weapons and submunitions. Eglins air armament development and acquisition mission aligned to the air force life cycle management center. Army has released its 2016 weapons systems handbook.1473 767 1545 815 1404 1463 814 1497 280 23 477 833 129 857 1259 723 1376 1483 314 987 1437 1132 525 716 510 309 1096 1135 1480 1106 506 1337 638 1215 444