On the way down, the CBU-87 twisted and broke the fin release wire that was still wrapped around the bomb rack
sway brace arm.
The Mustang filled a crucial gap in Air Force ground attack capabilities in the days before the installation of mid-wing bomb racks
on the F-80C and the arrival of the F-84 Thunderjet.
Advanced electronics built into the bomb rack
will ensure the new system is compatible with current and future precision-guided weapons, or "smart bombs.
Our current bomb racks
are not adaptable" for the smaller weapon, said Little.
Use of a common, non-pyrotechnic bomb rack
will provide substantial life-cycle cost savings.
Successfully tested on a B-2 last year, the new bomb rack
is scheduled to be operational later this year.
GLOUCESTER, England -- Ultra Electronics Precision Air Systems is pleased to announce that a Teaming Agreement has been signed with Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC, Indianapolis (RTSC), to pursue the BRU-69/A Multi-Purpose Bomb Rack
program for the U.
The bomb rack
power module supplied is a high-pressure pneumatic manifold and bottle storage device helping to manage the pneumatic discharge system of the weapons delivery.
The pod's design also provides mobility -- it mounts on a bomb rack
like a smart weapon -- allowing for more flexibility in reconnaissance mission planning.
Part of the funds will go toward developing a bomb rack
capable of handling 500-pound ``smart'' bombs that use global positioning satellite systems to locate and destroy targets.
Improvements include the development of a bomb rack
to handle 500-pound bombs that will be guided to their targets by global positioning satellite systems.
The Enhanced Smart Triple Ejector Rack (ESTER) is a modification kit being developed by EDO and Terma A/S for the TER-9/A bomb rack