CMBRE Tests and Programs Multiple Weapons Systems with Vital Mission
DULLES, Va.Jun. 10, 2015--
Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense
technologies, has delivered the 1,000th Common Munitions BIT
Reprogramming Equipment (CMBRE) to the U.S. Air Force. CMBRE is a
portable field tester and mission programmer with a common interface
that provides the warfighter seamless test and reprogramming capability
of precision-guided smart weapons in the field that supports time
Orbital ATK first introduced CMBRE in 1998. CMBRE represents the first
munitions-support equipment to incorporate the Department of Defense s
(DOD) common Automated Test Systems (ATS) criteria and was awarded the
Defense Standardization Program award in 2002. These standards reduce
the total cost of DOD ATS ownership, provide interoperable ATS, reduce
logistics footprint, and improves the quality of test while reducing
repair cycle time.
This is a significant milestone for Orbital ATK as it demonstrates the
pivotal role CMBRE plays for the U.S. government and more than 31 allied
nations, said Bill Kasting, vice president and general manager for
Orbital ATK s Defense Electronic Systems division of the Defense Systems
Group. 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.
CMBRE has been certified for use by both the U.S. Air Force Non-Nuclear
Munitions Safety Board and U.S. Navy Weapon System Explosives Safety
Review Board. Air Force and Navy warfighters have stated CMBRE is the
desired tester to address the requirements of new weapon technologies.
CMBRE is designed to verify the munition s Built-In Test (BIT) status,
reprogram the munition s Operational Flight Program, upload mission
planning data, and upload/download Global Positioning System data. It is
certified to be used on the flight line including aircraft carriers.
The CMBRE system is deployed worldwide in some of the most adverse and
hazardous environments and exceeds its reliability predictions in
real-world operations. The CMBRE system currently supports AARGM,
Sidewinder, AMRAAM, JSOW, JASSM, Harpoon, MALD, Paveway, JDAM, MOP, and
Small Diameter Bomb weapons systems with BIT, test results and
upload/download of operational flight software.
Orbital ATK Defense Systems Group is an industry leader in providing
innovative and affordable ammunition, precision and strike weapons,
electronic warfare systems, and missile components across air-, sea-,
and land-based systems.
About Orbital ATK
Orbital ATK is a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies.
The company designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation
systems for customers around the world, both as a prime contractor and
merchant supplier. Its main products include launch vehicles and related
propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense
electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition;
satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced
aerospace structures. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, Orbital ATK
employs more than 12,000 people in 20 states across the U.S. and in
several international locations. For more information, visit www.orbitalatk.com.
Source: Orbital ATK, Inc.
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