USAF gets 1,000th CMBRE
Orbital ATK delivered the 1,000th Common Munitions BIT Reprogramming Equipment (CMBRE) to the US Air Force (USAF), it announced on 10 June. The CMBRE is a portable weapon field tester and mission programmer.
The CMBRE features a common interface for testing and reprogramming precision-guided smart weapons in fields of operation.
The CMBRE is designed to verify the built-in test (BIT) status of the munitions, reprogramme its operational flight programme, and upload mission planning data and global positioning system data. It can be used on the flight line, including aircraft carriers.
Bill Kasting, vice president and general manager for defence electronic systems, Orbital ATK, said: 'This is a significant milestone for Orbital ATK as it demonstrates the pivotal role CMBRE plays for the US government and more than 31 allied nations.
'CMBRE continues to evolve to keep pace with the fielding of new weapons systems and showcases Orbital ATK's expertise to deliver affordable innovative products required by our customers.'
The CMBRE currently supports JSOW, JASSM, AARGM, Harpoon, MALD, Paveway, JDAM, MOP, Sidewinder, AMRAAM, and Small Diameter Bomb weapons systems.
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