CBU-97 SFW  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: CBU-105 and Sensor Fuzed Weapon
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Textron Systems
Parent System: CBU-97
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: ?
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Description: The CBU-97/CBU-105 Sensor Fuzed Weapon (SFW) is a 1,000-pound class submunition dispenser designed to effectively engage and destroy heavy armored vehicles both stationary and moving. The US Air Force might use this weapon to stop heavy armor forces in the event of a regional crisis getting more time for coalition forces to arrive to the theater of operations. As the remaining cluster bombs, the SFW can be integrated onto the majority of tactical aircraft operated by the US and allied countries.

The 1,000 pounds SFW consists of the SUU-66/B tactical munitions dispenser and 10 BLU-108 anti-tank submunitions. Each BLU-108/B carries four shaped skeet infrared sensing projectiles which translates into 40 projectiles in the CBU-97. The anti-tank submunitions are highly effective because they use top-attack hitting the target's roof where there is weaker armor. It can be released from altitudes ranging from 200-ft (60+ meters) to 20,000-ft (6,000+ meters) at speeds between 250 to 650 knots.

The Sensor Fuzed Weapon can be fitted with the Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser (WCMD) tail kit turning into a weapon with improved accuracy that can be released from higher altitudes. In the early 2000s, the US Air Force was procuring WCMD in large numbers to convert its SFW bombs into weapons that can be released precisely from higher altitudes improving the aircraft survivability. CBU-97 refitted with the WCMD tail kit is designated the CBU-105.

CBU-97 SFW Applications

Combat Aircraft F-15SA Jaguar T-50 Golden Eagle Defensive Weapons WCMD

CBU-97 SFW Specifications

Diameter: 400 millimeter (15.7 inch)
Length: 2.34 meter (92 inch)
Weight: 420 kilogram (926 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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CBU-97 SFW News

There are 14 news between
8 Sep 2005 and 23 Nov 2016
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016Indian Air Force Upgraded Jaguar Achieves Initial Operational Capability
Wednesday, July 15, 2015FMS: Republic of Korea Seeks KF-16 Upgrade Program for 134 F-16C/D Aircraft
Thursday, May 29, 2014Republic of Korea Buys 361 Sensor Fuzed Weapons and 18 Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser Kits
Tuesday, January 14, 2014FMS: Singapore Requests F-16C/D Block 52 Upgrade
Tuesday, August 20, 2013Saudi Arabia Orders 1,300 Sensor Fuzed Weapons Through the Foreign Military Sales Program
Monday, June 4, 2012FMS: Republic of Korea Seeks 367 CBU-105D/B Sensor Fuzed Weapons
Wednesday, September 21, 2011FMS: Taiwan Wants Retrofit of F-16A/B Aircraft
Monday, June 13, 2011FMS: Saudi Arabia Seeks 404 CBU-105D/B Sensor Fuzed Weapons
Wednesday, February 9, 2011Textron Receives Order to Supply Sensor Fuzed Weapons to Indian Air Force
Wednesday, December 8, 2010Indian Air Force Buys 556 CBU-105 Sensor Fuzed Weapons

Operators & Related Equipment

CBU-105 SFW (512 + 44 training rounds) ordered in December 2010

Grand Total 2,2176
Defensive Weapons
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