Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Agile Release Capability

The Rafale is extending the release envelope of its Air to ground weapons. In February 2012, The Rafale C101 conducted high speed releases of inert GBU-12 bombs under G loads at the Dassault test facility (Cazaux). During the 3 flights, 6 tests were performed using high speed digital cameras, and wireless acceleration sensors on the bombs.
Similar trials are planed for the AASM missile as part as the ARC (Agile Release Capability) contract.

Source : Dassault magazine 149

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