A-10 Fleet to Get Precision Engagement Capability


Released on Wednesday, March 30, 2005
United States of America
A-10A Thunderbolt II
A-10C Thunderbolt II
GBU-30 JDAM
GBU-31 JDAM
GBU-32 JDAM
GBU-35 JDAM
GBU-38 JDAM
WCMD
CICU - Central Interface Control Unit
JDAM - Joint Direct Attack Munition
WCMD - Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser
The Lockheed-Martin company has been awarded a $38 million contract to provide the US Air Force A/OA-10 aircraft fleet with precision engagement capability through installment of precision engagement production kits. The entire A-10 fleet will be modified over the next five years with these kits for a total estimated cost of $168 million.

The precision engagement program will enable the venerable A-10 to use advanced precision guided weapons, including the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) and Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser (WCMD). The production kits will also facilitate integration into the A-10 of advanced targeting pods improving pilots' situational awareness.

The precision engagement capability upgrade also includes a Central Interface Control Unit (CICU), which provides a digital stores management system, two multifunction color displays, and new cockpit controls, and doubles the direct current generator capacity.

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