USAF Weapon System Evaluation Program.
SCHAFER CORP ARLINGTON VA
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During this task period, Schafer Corporation provided engineering services and analysis to the USAF at Eglin AFB, Florida in direct support of the USAF Air-to-Surface Weapon System Evaluation Program WSEP. Support was funded through and provided to the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron, Eglin AFB, Florida and the Maverick Missile System Program Office 00-ALCLIWGM, Hill AFB, UT. The primary focus of Schafers activities involved providing detailed engineering support for the AGM-65 Maverick Missile system in the areas of pre-flight missile build-up analysis, live launch support and post-flight data analysis and reporting. The AGM-65 Maverick Missile is an air-launched, powered precision guided originally designed to destroy armored. Introduced in 1973, the AOM-65 has undergone significant technology and software updates over the last twenty-five years. Current variants of the AGM-65 employ electro-optical, laser or imaging infrared seekers and have either a 125 pound shaped charged warhead for armor type targets or a 300 pound blast fragmentation warhead for large targets. Developmental versions of the AOM-65 include a new CCD type seeker with modified software. Approximately 20,000 AGM-65 Maverick Missiles remain in the operational inventory.
- Guided Missiles