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Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser

The Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser or WCMD (pronounced wick-mid) system is a US tail kit for use with the TMD (Tactical Munitions Dispenser) family of cluster bombs to convert them to precision-guided munitions. In 1997 the United States Air Force issued contracts to complete development and begin production of the WCMD, planning to modify 40,000 tactical munitions dispensers at a cost of US$8,937 per unit.[1] The CBU-97 Sensor Fuzed Weapon when fitted with the WCMD is known as the CBU-105; this anti-armor weapon was deployed but not used during Operation Allied Force in the Kosovo War, and fired in combat during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser (WCMD)
TypeBomb guidance kit
Place of originUnited States of America
Service history
Used bySee Users
Production history
VariantsSee Variants
Specifications

Guidance
system
Inertial guidance/GPS

Contents

VariantsEdit

WCMDEdit

  • Guidance: INS updated with GPS data from launch platform before release.[2]
  • Range: 16–20 km (9.9–12.4 mi).
  • Accuracy: 26 m (85 ft) CEP.

WCMD-EREdit

  • Guidance: INS combined with integral GPS.
  • Range: Wing kit extends range to 40–65 km (30–40 miles).
  • Accuracy: 26 m (85 ft) CEP.

The WCMD-ER program was cancelled in August 2006 due to poor test results and budgetary pressures.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pike, John. "Wind Corrected Munition Dispenser (WCMD) - Smart Weapons". www.globalsecurity.org.
  2. ^ "Lockheed Martin WCMD (Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser) - Designation Systems".
  3. ^ "USAF terminates WCMD-ER contract".

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