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WCMD  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2001
Total Production: 40,318
Unitary Cost: USD$14,000
Also Known As: CBU-103, CBU-104, CBU-105, CBU-107, CBU-87, CBU-89 and CBU-97
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Lockheed Martin
Parent System: WCMD
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2001
Total Production: 47,818
Total Cost: USD$560 million
Family Members: WCMD-ER
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Description: The Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser (WCMD) is an expensive tail kit that turns existing unguided cluster munitions dispensers into all-weather precision guided weapons. It corrects for launch transients, ballistic errors, and winds aloft even released from high altitude or weather condition.

The WCMD contains an Inertial Measurement Unit, active control surfaces and advanced algorithms for trajectory correction. Each WCMD-modified CBU dispenser can be targeted independently. This weapon was used successfully for the first time during operation Enduring Freedom over Afghanistan in 2001.

The US Air Force plans to procure up to 40,000 WCMD tail kits for the CBU-87 Combined Effects Munitions (CEM), CBU-89 Gator and CBU-97 Sensor Fused Weapons (SFW) dispensers. CBU-97 refitted with the WCMD are designated the CBU-105. WCMD dispenser will be used by the F-15E, F-16, F-117, B-1B, B-2, B-52H, A-10 and F-35. In 2003, the weapon saw combat for the first time in Iraq dropped from the F-16 and B-52 aircraft.

In May 2005 (5-19-2005), Lockheed-Martin was awarded a $52.9 million contract to supply the US Air Force 1,655 WCMD tail kits and 100 WCMD-ER tail kits. This contract, that corresponds to WCMD production Lot 5, marked the production launch for the longer range WCMD-ER tail kit. WCMD and WCMD-ER dispensers were planned to be mated with Sensor Fuzed Weapons (SFWs) for reduced collateral damage. With Lot 5 production contract the US Air Force received or had on order around 28,000 WCMD tail kits along with 100 WCMD-ER kits.

WCMD Applications


Combat Aircraft A-10C Thunderbolt II B-1B Lancer B-52H Stratofortress F-117A Nighthawk F-15E Strike Eagle F-15K Slam Eagle F-15SA

WCMD Specifications

Performance
CEP: 26 meter
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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WCMD News

There are 17 news between
29 Apr 2004 and 15 Jul 2015
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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
Wednesday, December 12, 2012FMS: Oman Requests a Variety of Weapons for its F-16C/D Fleet
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
Wednesday, October 20, 2010FMS: Saudi Arabia Requests Sale of up to 96 New and 70 Upgraded F-15SA Aircraft
Friday, December 8, 2006FMS: Greece Requests F-16C/D Weapons Package
Wednesday, September 27, 2006Boeing Completes Block E B-1B Avionics Upgrade
Wednesday, June 28, 2006Smart Weapons to Be Integrated on the B-52H
Tuesday, March 21, 2006A-10C Receives New Weapons Delivery System

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