Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Also Known As: Countermine System
Origin: United States of America
Boeing*, General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (mine neutralizer testing, alternate neutralizer design and the modular payload system), Lockheed Martin (explosive neutralizer) and Nammo Talley (dispenser system) (*) lead contractor
Parent System: CMS
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2016
Total Production: ?
Development Cost: USD$153 million
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Description: The Countermeasure System (CMS) is a cluster munition combining the JDAM navigation system and a warhead delivering more than 4,000 neutralizer darts at a predetermined altitude. The new guided munition, which will be released on beach and surf zone, is intended to help minimize mine-related combat losses during amphibious landings carried by the US Marine Corps (USMC). The US Navy will use the new weapon aboard tactical fighters to perform localized mine neutralization, while the US Air Force (USAF) will use its strategic bombers (B-52H, B-1B and B-2A) to clear assault lanes. Boeing was awarded a $153 million contract by the US Navy for its design and development on August 8, 2008. The CMS weapon is planned for fielding by 2016.
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