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Posted: 12/15/2005 12:50:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 3:27:57 PM EDT by KlubMarcus]
www.systems.textron.com/videos/530.1-SFW-in-OIF.wmv Sometimes direct linking doesn't always work so you might have to go to www.systems.textron.com/ and look in their Precision Strike section. Tons of other videos there, but this one stood out for me.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 12:57:51 PM EDT
SWEET!

Modern technology is great. BTW, the first link worked fine.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 2:28:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 2:35:02 PM EDT by KlubMarcus]

Originally Posted By Housefull: SWEET! Modern technology is great. BTW, the first link worked fine.
Yep, they should show this video in schools so that kids will avoid "soft subjects"; stick with math and science boys, math and science. Thanks for checking. I've been to a few websites where they make you hit the specs page first, then open a pop-up window opens for the actual video clip which prevents hotlinking.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 3:33:36 PM EDT
Awesome

I noticed that one of the Iraqi trucks was left seemingly unscathed.
Maybe to avoid false advertising charges?
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 3:39:35 PM EDT
Holy crap!!! We have munitions that can do that???!!!

I will sleep even better tonite!
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 3:45:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By captainpooby: Holy crap!!! We have munitions that can do that???!!! I will sleep even better tonite!
The best part is that our troops were within laser rangefinder distance (a few miles) and the bombing run only took out the Iraqi column. Not only do we have those weapons, we can deploy them accurately too!
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:04:14 PM EDT
Neat.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 6:54:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/16/2005 10:36:36 AM EDT by KlubMarcus]

Originally Posted By Spade: Neat.
Yep, bump for the arfcom daywalkers.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 1:27:13 PM EDT
Whoa, that's real? Friggin sweet. Someone's been reading Hammer's Slammers books over at the engineering lab.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 1:36:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/16/2005 1:37:17 PM EDT by SevenMMmag]
Damn. I remember reading about explosive formed penetrators in Popular Science a while back. I didn't know already finished designing it
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:28:57 PM EDT
I wonder what the bad guys will have to do to defend against it? Bolt a metal roof on top of their tanks?
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:47:38 PM EDT
Damn, thats so cool it's scary.

Whats the difference between this & a JSOW?
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:47:51 PM EDT
iirc this aint to new, theres an arty submunition that does pretty much the same thing, base ejects over a certain grid and fires a penetrator into anything with a metal roof.

im pretty sure i saw video of a bomb like this on one of those grump vids too, all i know is that it seriously jacked up the tanks, and shot nothing else.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:12:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GlockLuvinRedleg: iirc this aint to new, theres an arty submunition that does pretty much the same thing, base ejects over a certain grid and fires a penetrator into anything with a metal roof. im pretty sure i saw video of a bomb like this on one of those grump vids too, all i know is that it seriously jacked up the tanks, and shot nothing else.
Yeah, the Army was working on something called SADARM, it's a similar submunition delivered via artillery shells. I don't think it got deployed. Maybe it's being tested in Iraq.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:28:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:42:47 PM EDT
I need one of those for the ranch.

Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:49:33 PM EDT
NOw that was sweet.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 11:41:54 PM EDT
The BGM 71E did a similar thing, if I recall. That being the TOW2 for all of you non11H types.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:08:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 101327: The BGM 71E did a similar thing, if I recall. That being the TOW2 for all of you non11H types.
Got any video clips of it in action?
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:56:49 AM EDT
Uberkool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Deployment from the BUFF was sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 11:08:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Sumo2000:
Damn, thats so cool it's scary.

Whats the difference between this & a JSOW?



SFW (Sensor Fuzed Weapon): Basically, the weapon does not "arm" until its sensors detect appropriate targets. Very similar to the original SADARM concept, but slightly different in mechanical function. Some concepts include weapons that, failing to detect and engage a target in the air, remain unarmed on the ground until they sense a target, and engage passing targets by hopping up via a small explosive charge. In effect, the SFW is a payload for the delivery system (B-52 and gravity bombs).

The Joint Stand Off Weapon is actually a family of munitions intended for a wide range of targets, all centered around a common delivery system. These delivery vehicles contain SFWs (AGM-154B) and other submunitions (bomblets in the AGM-154A), as well as the unitary warhead AGM-154C.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 2:05:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ATNT:
Awesome

I noticed that one of the Iraqi trucks was left seemingly unscathed.
Maybe to avoid false advertising charges?



The SFW looks for engine heat signatures so perhaps the truck hadn't had its engine on in a while.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 4:16:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bombardier:

Originally Posted By ATNT:
Awesome

I noticed that one of the Iraqi trucks was left seemingly unscathed.
Maybe to avoid false advertising charges?



The SFW looks for engine heat signatures so perhaps the truck hadn't had its engine on in a while.



Umm, the video clip was CG so I don't think that would be taken into account
Around 2:14, the truck in the middle front isn't burning while all the others are.
Maybe just a detail that was left out when the CG was created.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 4:34:50 PM EDT
whether it is real or not, this is good propaganda...
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:19:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ATNT:

Originally Posted By bombardier:

Originally Posted By ATNT:
Awesome

I noticed that one of the Iraqi trucks was left seemingly unscathed.
Maybe to avoid false advertising charges?



The SFW looks for engine heat signatures so perhaps the truck hadn't had its engine on in a while.



Umm, the video clip was CG so I don't think that would be taken into account
Around 2:14, the truck in the middle front isn't burning while all the others are.
Maybe just a detail that was left out when the CG was created.



Wow, really? Geez. Thanks for pointing that out. I have always had trouble with the obvious.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:26:49 PM EDT
Very cool. Thanks for the link.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:50:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bombardier:

Originally Posted By ATNT:
Awesome

I noticed that one of the Iraqi trucks was left seemingly unscathed.
Maybe to avoid false advertising charges?



The SFW looks for engine heat signatures so perhaps the truck hadn't had its engine on in a while.




SFW is not 100% effective... Funny that they don't mention that in the CGI clip.

Link Posted: 12/29/2005 3:32:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sabre_kc: Very cool. Thanks for the link.
You're welcome. After I saw it, it was a race to get on arfcom before someone else does. No dupe police so far.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 3:34:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bmick325: SFW is not 100% effective... Funny that they don't mention that in the CGI clip.
Well, it is an advertisement for Textron. All that video has to do is impress the USAF guys enough to keep signing the paperwork after a few rounds of golf.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 5:30:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ATNT:
Awesome

I noticed that one of the Iraqi trucks was left seemingly unscathed.
Maybe to avoid false advertising charges?



It was a WWII Cheverlot 1 1/2 ton CCKW.
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