CBU-105/95 Sensor Fuzed Weapon

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    India - CBU-105 Sensor Fuzed Weapons


    India - CBU-105 Sensor Fuzed Weapons

    (Washington, September 30, 2008) -- The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to India of CBU-105 Sensor Fuzed Weapons as well as associated equipment and services. The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $375 million.

    The Government of India has requested a possible sale of 510 CBU-105 Sensor Fuzed Weapons; 19 CBU-105 Integration test assets (12 live tails, 7 inert tails); 5 CBU-97 Integration test assets; containers; aircraft modification and integration; spare and repair parts; support and test equipment; software support; personnel training and training equipment; technical data and publications; U.S. Government and contractor engineering and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $375 million.

    This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to strengthen the U.S.-India strategic relationship and to improve the security of an important partner that continues to be an important force for political stability, peace, and economic progress in South Asia.

    India intends to use the Sensor Fuzed Weapons to modernize its armed forces and enhance its defensive ability to counter ground-armored threats. The missiles will assist the Indian Air Force to develop and enhance standardization and operational ability with the United States. India will have no difficulty absorbing these missiles into its armed forces.
     
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    US sell 510 CBU-105 cluster bomb to India - Military Photos

    US sell 510 CBU-105 cluster bomb to India

    October 6, 2008

    India is buying 510 CBU-105 sensor fuzed weapons. Average cost is $735,000 each (including spares, maintenance gear, some training equipment and technical support.) First used during the 2003 Iraq war, the CBU-105 Sensor Fuzed Weapon is a cluster type bomb that releases computer controlled and radar equipped submunitions that hunt for tanks below and destroy them. Little robots, in effect. The CBU-105 can be used to attack formations of tanks, giving most of the submunitions an opportunity to destroy a vehicle.

    CBU-105 is a half ton, GPS guided bomb carrying ten submunitions. Each of which uses a parachute to slowly descend. The submunition radar seeks out armored vehicles. If it spots one, the guidance system maneuvers the submunition towards the vehicle and fires a shaped charge that generates a self-forging warhead that is basically a bolt of molten metal travelling at high speed. This penetrates the thinner top armor of the vehicle and messes up the insides (this is similar to the Iranian shaped charge IEDs being used in Iraq). If the submunition radar does not spot (via it internal computer and library of vehicle types) a tank or other armored vehicle, it attacks any vehicle within a hundred meters or so, and attacks it. If there are no vehicles, the submunition detonates on the ground so that it does not lay around the battlefield causing a hazard.
     
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    India Requests GPS-Guided “Cans of Whup-Ass”

    India Requests GPS-Guided “Cans of Whup-Ass”



    Going after a vehicle such as a surface to air missile launcher, or a cluster of vehicles like a formation of enemy tanks, can be a tricky business for a fast jet pilot. Vehicles hide, they shut off their radars, or there are just too many of them to effectively target and destroy en masse. Weapons like ATK’s AGM-88E AARGM and MBDA’s Brimstone missile can help, but there’s another solution. Textron’s Sensor-Fuzed Weapon (SFW) bomb scatters 40 projectiles, to cover 30 acres. The “skeet” projectiles, which look like tuna cans, will search for targets and fire the equivalent of a tank shell through the target’s top armor. If no targets are found, 3 safety modes ensure that the area is safe for troops to move through within several minutes – which means it’s also safe for civilians years later. See “$108.1M for 13,280 ‘Cans of Whup-Ass’ ” for more.

    On Sept 30/08, the US DSCA announced

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    US offers India $375 mn deal for smart missiles- Politics/Nation-News-The Economic Times

    US offers India $375 mn deal for smart missiles

    WASHINGTON: The Pentagon has notified the US Congress of its offer to sell India CBU-105 Sensor Fuzed Weapons (SFW) worth $375 mn to help the
    "Indian Air Force to develop and enhance standardisation and operational ability with the United States".

    "This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to strengthen the US-India strategic relationship," the Pentagon's Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) told the US Congress Sep 30, a day before the Senate approved the India-US civil nuclear deal.

    It will also help "improve the security of an important partner, which continues to be an important force for political stability, peace and economic progress in South Asia," the agency said, assuring lawmakers "the proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region".

    The proposed sale comes three weeks after US offered India a $170 mn deal for the sale of two dozen Harpoon air to ground anti-ship missiles during Defence minister A K Antony's visit to Washington.

    "India intends to use the Sensor Fuzed Weapons to modernise its armed forces and enhance its defensive ability to counter ground-armoured threats.

    "The missiles will assist the Indian Air Force to develop and enhance standardisation and operational ability with the United States. India will have no difficulty absorbing these missiles into its armed forces," the DSCA said.

    "There will be no adverse impact on US defence readiness as a result of this proposed sale," it added.

    The SFW - a 1,000-pound class weapon - is designed to accurately detect and defeat a wide range of moving and stationary land and maritime target threats with minimal collateral damage, while not leaving a single hazardous dud.

    India, DSCA said, "has requested a possible sale of 510 CBU-105 Sensor Fuzed Weapons, 19 CBU-105 Integration test assets (12 live tails, seven inert tails) and five CBU-97 Integration test assets as well as associated equipment and services". The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $375 mn.

    New Delhi, the agency said, has requested offsets for the deal, but at this time agreements are undetermined and will be defined in negotiations between India and the contractor. The prime contractor will be Textron Systems Corporation of Wilmington, Massachusetts.

    Textron Defence Systems describes its SFW as "the first and only combat-proven, clean battlefield weapon of its kind in US Air Force inventory".

    The SFW contains 10 BLU-108 submunitions, each with four smart Skeet warheads, for a total of 40 warheads. One SFW can simultaneously detect and engage many fixed and moving land combat targets within 121,400 sq mts.

    This wide-area capability enables the SFW to halt an invading force and attack air defence sites while significantly reducing the number of aircraft sorties, it says.

    Designed for stand-off deployment from a wide selection of aircraft, SFW's versatility and superior lethality make it the weapon of choice for anti-armour, destruction of enemy air defence and many other combat missions.

    SFW can be deployed from US or North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) tactical aircraft in all weather conditions, day or night, and is presently certified on most US Air Force fighter and bomber aircraft.

    Each smart Skeet warhead can defeat a variety of moving and stationary targets, from heavy armoured battle tanks, soft-skinned vehicles to maritime threats. Many of these include parked aircraft, mobile radars and jammers, air defence vehicles and support vehicles.
     
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    CBU-105 Wind Corrected Munition Dispenser (WCMD)


    CBU-105 Wind Corrected Munition Dispenser (WCMD)

    The SFW is operationally effective when employed at low altitude using level or shallow angle dive deliveries. The weapon is most effective when employed at low altitude from level flight attitudes in a non-countermeasured environment. Due to TMD performance limitations, the current SFW weapon configuration provides the user a limited range of tactical employment options. Weapon effectiveness decreases as release altitude, dive angle, and/or time of flight increases because of adverse effects of wind conditions, weapon dispersion, and aim point uncertainties on delivery accuracy. This performance degradation is an inherent characteristic of all inventory TMD weapons. Due to these TMD accuracy limitations, the USAF Air Combat Command plans to outfit SFW with Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser (WCMD) tail kit. The SFW's delivery envelope will be expanded to include strategic aircraft and higher altitudes through incorporation of the WCMD. The SFW with WCMD is designated CBU-105.

    CBU-97 SFW can be delivered in all weather conditions, day or night, from altitudes of 200 to 20,000 feet, and at speeds up to 650 knots. By incorporating Lockheed Martin's Wind Corrected Munition Dispenser (WCMD) tail kit on SFW, which then redesignated SFW as a CBU-105, the delivery altitude increases up to 40,000 feet and standoff ranges up to 12 miles can be achieved. Use of the WCMD tail kit requires the host aircraft to be MIL-STD-1760 compliant and have the CBU-105 operational flight program software resident in the weapon's control system.
     
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    Harop, CBU-105: India's reply to terror squads

    Harop, CBU-105: India's reply to terror squads

    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/site/S...+CBU-105:+India's+reply+to+terror+squads.html


    Another 26/11 and "India will react swiftly and decisively", Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram had said recently at the India Today Conclave 2010.

    India has been working to strengthen its forces to meet such challenges in future. Two latest additions to its arsenal - Harop and cluster bomb CBU-105 - are set to enhance India's striking capabilities against the enemies manifold.

    Harop, an insect-like machine, is considered the world's smartest suicide bomber. With a super-sharp microchip as its brain and some of the world's most advanced sensors, Harop is a remote-controlled killer. India will soon deploy this devastating lone ranger against its enemies.

    Take this as a case: a ship confirmed to be carrying armed terrorists with high explosives is detected on the high seas and is heading straight for Mumbai harbour at high speed. All efforts to engage the terrorists fail. Then a Harop is launched. It zips towards the terrorist vessel. Once above the vessel, it acquires the target and confirms the identity. With target locked, the suicide mission begins and the Harop smashes into the ship.

    A Harop can play havoc with Pakistan's terror training camps across the LoC. It can be discreetly launched across enemy lines, low enough to evade enemy radar. It can loiter in enemy airspace and smash into a terror training camp.

    India to get smartest cluster bomb
    The other hunter killer that the Indian Air Force (IAF) is acquiring is CBU-105, considered the world's smartest cluster bomb. There has been tremendous opposition to it because of the collateral damage cluster bombs are known to cause. But sources told Headlines Today that this bomb is really smart - if a CBU-105 fails to locate its target, it self destructs.

    Consider this - a column of Pakistani tanks rumble towards the Indian border, ready to blast their way into the country. The Indian border defences watch in horror as the Pakistani tanks approach. Then B-52 aircraft flies in and drops a CBU-105 bomb. A single bomb releases several small bomblets which identify their individual targets destroying them almost simultaneously.

    The air force's most intelligent tank-killing weapon disintegrates freeing bombs from the main CBU-105 unit. Each bomblet, fitted with geared with a laser sensor, is a tiny little hunter-killer in its own right. Once the tank target is acquired, the fireworks begin. A tiny copper warhead is blasted with explosive energy downward. The tank doesn't even know what has hit it.

    The IAF will be the first foreign user of the American cluster bomb, the world's most blisteringly intelligent anti-tank weapon. It is called the bomb with brains and has been used only once in anger before.
     
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    We have the B-52. News to me. It would have been better if the journos just research a bit before letting lose on the keyboard.
     
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    Seriously, the article lost all credibility when the B52s came in! Dont we have any other platform which can launch the bombs? Didnt the Journo read up a bit on the iAF before doing this piece?

    Anyways, good stuff we are getting I must say.
     
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    WTF? This is such a piece of trash.

    The very phrasing looks like they're writing for a story book for much-too prepubescent teens.


    A cohort of 510 CBU-105's were sold in 2008. No news at all.
     
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    Jaguars. They are being equipped with a new Raytheon mission computer for their weapons that includes the Aim-9X.
     
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    The CBU-105's were fast tracked by USA after 11/26 and the Harop's were ordered a few years back from Israel, Cluster bombs would not be dropped by B-52 by India since India has none; poorly written article.
     
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    IAF ordered 10 Harpy for $100M ( :O ). But not sure of the striking with IA.

    Cluster Bombs are procured after the 26/11 attacks.

    But how come the B-52 came in picture, then only i saw the link as India today (ROTFL)
     
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    Even a Prithvi can do what this Harop can do for us. The question is: do we have the political will?
     
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    India has cluster munitions, and India has not signed any treaty on cluster munitions.

    Here is a 21 year old video of IAF's M2K's and Jags dropping cluster bombs





    Absolutely not. Harop is used in SEAD role. Prithvis will be used as Battlefield/Tactical Ballistic Missiles.

    And the question is : do we realize that Pak is a nuclear armed million army and several more million jihadi strong neighbour with whom we share a 1000 mile border ?
     
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    We don't need to sign any cluster bomb treaties, we also have many SMERCHES and on Putin's recent visit he was trying to sell more.
     
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    Use of Prithvi in the role of Harops will be bet met by Firing of Ghauris and ghoris and what not. Harop is Harop, its unique, and best for SEAD. Prithvi is like what Singhji mentioned, tactial missile.

    Frankly in my opinion, if another 26/11 type attack happens, there will be action. India will have to react, and it will. The Politicians know that they cant budge. I just pray nothing of the sort of 26/11 happens, for the sake of the people, for the sake of the country.
     
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    CBU 97 sensor fused weapon

     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBU-97_Sensor_Fuzed_Weapon


    The 40 Skeets scan an area of 1,500 feet (460 m) by 500 feet (150 m) using infrared and laser sensors until it finds a target, or failing that, self-destructs 50 feet (15 m) above the ground. This harasses dismounted troops and prevents any rounds that do not explode immediately from hurting civilians later. There is also a back-up timer that enables the Skeet to time-out seconds after hitting the ground. These two redundant self-destruct modes results in an unexploded-ordnance rate of less than 1%.[citation needed]
    As the CBU-97 approaches its designated aim-point, the dispenser skin is severed into three panels by an explosive cutting charge. The slipstream peels away these panels, exposing the 10 BLU-108 submunitions. An airbag ejects the forward five submunitions, then five in the aft bay. Following a preset timeline, the submunitions deploy parachutes so that they are spaced about 100 feet (30 m) apart. Then each submunition releases its chute, fires a rocket motor that stops its descent and spins it on its longitudinal axis, and releases pairs of Skeets 90 degrees apart. Each spinning Skeet makes a coning motion that allows it to scan a circular area on the ground.
    The laser sensor detects changes in height such as the distinctive contour of a vehicle. At the same time, infrared sensors detect heat signatures, such as those emitted by the engine of a target vehicle. When the combination of height contours and heat signatures indicative of a target are detected, the Skeet detonates, firing an explosively formed penetrator (EFP) into the target vehicle at high speed, enabling it to penetrate armor plating and destroy what is underneath the armor plating. Note that SFW disables targets using the kinetic energy of the EFP, not the blast of an explosive charge.
    The weapon is deployed by US Air Force tactical aircraft from altitudes of 200 feet (60 m) Above Ground Level (AGL) to 20,000 feet (6100 m) Mean Sea Level (MSL) at speeds of 250 to 650 knots (460 to 1,200 km/h).[1]
    The CBU-97 was first deployed during Operation Allied Force when the United States and NATO entered the Kosovo War, but were not used. Sensor-fused weapons were first fired in combat during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
    When the CBU-97 is used in conjunction with the Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser guidance tail kit, it is designated as CBU-105.[2]
    The Pentagon has notified the US Congress of its offer to sell India CBU-105 Sensor Fuzed Weapons


    Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser system is a tail kit for use with the TMD (Tactical Munitions Dispenser) family of cluster bombs to convert them to precision-guided weapons.
     
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    another video on headlines today....

     
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    ^^^^^^^^^^

    awesome.

    And equipped on the Jaguar's no less.

    Those old birds can still prove their worth
     

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