The S-3 (fig. 15-33) weapon control system has the
units, panels, switches, logic circuits, interfaces,
computer, and controls necessary for selecting, arming,
and releasing the kill or search stores. Status lights
indicate store selection errors and stores go or no-go
status. Electrical jettison release systems are used to
release or eject all the wing stores and all search stores
of the S-3 aircraft.
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In the F/A-18 aircraft, the armament safety
override switch is located on the maintenance
panel in the nosewheel well.
The jettison modes of the F/A-18 aircraft
include (1) emergency, (2) selective, and (3)
If the emergency jettison is selected on the
F/A-18 aircraft, all weapons from the five
pylon stations are released.
The auxiliary jettison mode is used in the
F/A-18 aircraft when emergency and/or
selective jettison fails. It is a gravity jettison
The AN/AWW-4 fuze function control system
gives the F/A-18 aircraft the capability of
using electric fuzes.
To suspend and fire the Maverick missile from
the F/A-18 aircraft, you should use the
BRU-32A and the LAU-117/A combination.
You should use the LAU-118/A to suspend the
AGM-88 HARM missile on the F/A-18
The LAU-115C/A missile launcher is used on
the wing pylon stations of the F/A-18 aircraft
to suspend and launch an AIM-7 Sparrow
Armament Control Panel
The armament control panel (ACP) provides the
forward-firing weapons, droppable stores, and the
release of the SAR sonobuoy.
AN/ALE-39 Countermeasures Dispensing System
The system dispenses expendable payloads that
consist of chaff, flares, or RF jammers, either
Figure 15-33.S-3 aircraft configuration.