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Affordable Weapon System

The Affordable Weapon System is a US Navy program to design and produce a low cost "off the shelf" cruise missile launchable from a self-contained unit mounted in a standard shipping container.

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SpecificationsEdit

  • Length: (w/o booster): 3.32 m (10 ft 11 in) [1]
  • Diameter: 34.3 cm (13.5 in)
  • Weight: 334 kg (737 lb)
  • Speed: 400 km/h (250 mph)
  • Ceiling: 4570 m (15000 ft)
  • Range: > 1560 km (840 nm)
  • Propulsion: Solid rocket booster and SWB Turbines SWB-65 turbojet sustainer.
  • Payload: 200 lbs.[2]
  • Guidance: GPS and in-flight datalink.

Program statusEdit

  • April 2002 - International Systems LLC of San Diego, Calif. (subsidiary of Titan Corp.) awarded a $25,657,312 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for continuing development and implementation.[3]
  • June 2005 - Titan awarded a $32.4 million contract modification to produce approximately 85 missiles for demonstration, test and evaluation. The contract also includes work for the AWS launcher design and ship integration.[4]
  • September 2005 - Titan awards contract for launch systems to BAE Systems.[5]
  • July 2008 - DOD Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation budget earmarks $15,200,000 for program.

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