system uses the LAU-7 launcher for wing tip stations
and the BRU-32/A bomb rack with an LAU-115C/A
launcher configured with the LAU-7 launcher on wing
pylon stations for suspension and firing. Control of the
missile is supplied through the armament computer.
AIM-120 (AMRAAM) Fire Control System
The AIM-120 AMRAAM fire control system
incorporates the LAU-116A/A launcher for fuselage
LAU-115C/A launcher configured with LAU-127A/A
launchers on wing pylon station for suspension.
M61A1 20-MM Gun System
The M61A1 20-mm gun system gives an aircraft
the capability to fire this gun.
The system enables
selecting, arming, and firing.
Depending on the
mission objective, the gun can be operated in the
air-to-air (A/A) or air-to-ground (A/G) computer mode.
There are two A/G modescontinuously computed
impact point (CCIP) and manual (MAN). There are
three A/A modesdirector, disturbed, and cage.
Control of the gun is supplied through the SMP. No
voltage is supplied to fire the gun until the trigger
switch is pulled and all landing gear is up and locked.
subsystemsthe gun and associated ammunition feed,
hydraulics, gun gas purging and ammunition cooling,
and gun electronics.
AN/ALE-39 Decoy Dispensing System
The AN/ALE-39 decoy dispensing system gives an
aircraft the capability to dispense chaff or flares. The
decoy rounds are contained in two dispensers at the
fuselage underside area. Control is supplied through
the SMP. The system consists of the dispenser/ECM
control panel, engine throttle lever grip assembly, left
console DISP switch, AN/ALE-39 programmer, two
dispenser housings, two 1874/ALE-39 sequencer
switches, and the armament system's basic controls and
Aircraft Armament Configuration Capabilities
The basic armament configuration of the F/A-18
aircraft consists of LAU-116/A missile launchers,
SUU-62/A pylon, BRU-32/A bomb racks, and an
M61A1 20-mm gun.
The F/A-18 basic armament configuration can be
reconfigured to accommodate a variety of weapons.
If you want more information about authorized
aircraft configurations and weapons loading, refer to
TAC-100, volume 2, NATOPS Tactical Manual. A
general description of the F/A-18 armament systems
and suspension or releasing equipment is contained in
Airborne Weapons/Stores Loading Manual,
REVIEW NUMBER 2
In the F/A-18 aircraft, the armament safety
override switch is located on the _________.
List the jettison modes of the F/A-18 aircraft.
If the emergency jettison is selected on the
F/A-18 aircraft, what weapons are released?
Under what condition would the auxiliary
jettison mode be used in the F/A-18 aircraft?
What fuze function control system gives the
F/A-18 aircraft the capability of using
To suspend and fire the Maverick missile from
the F/A-18 aircraft, you should use what
bomb rack and launcher combination?
What missile launcher should you use to
suspend the AGM-88 HARM missile on the
What missile launcher is used on the wing
pylon stations of the F/A-18 aircraft to
suspend and launch an AIM-7 Sparrow
submarine warfare weapons systems to include
the basic system, the kill store system, the
release and control system, the release and
control systems checks, and weapons system
Antisubmarine warfare (ASW) is becoming a
New developments are being made in
submarine detection as well as in the tactical
deployment of the equipment. The search stores