The Lockheed Martin Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser (WCMD) is now operational on the Lockheed MartinF-16 fighter and the Boeing B-52 bomber and is destined for the range of US Air Force tactical aircraft. The Boeing F-15E and Rockwell B-1 will be next to get the inertial guidance bomb kit. The Lockheed Martin F-117 and Northrop Grumman B-2 will later also be armed with WCMDs.

The WCMD is mated to tactical munitions dispensers. Using global positioning system data, it eliminates the effects of wind drift. The USAF plans to buy 40,000 of the tail kits worth about $500 million. A full rate production decision is due in March.

• Lockheed Martin has won a $12 million USAF contract for long lead items for production of kits for the Modular Mission Computer and the Colour Multi-Function Display Set which gives the F-16 Block 50 capabilities.

Source: Flight International