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Tactical Munitions Dispenser

The Tactical Munition Dispenser munitions are a family of unguided cluster bombs. The TMD munitions include the CBU-87 Combined Effects Munition, the CBU-89 GATOR mine dispensing system and CBU-97 Sensor Fuzed Weapon.

Status

In active service

CBU-87 Combined Effects Munition

The CBU-87 Combined Effects Munitions (CEM) is a 1,000-pound class submunitions dispenser designed to engage multiple targets grouped on a wide area in both conditions stationary or on the move. This dispenser carries 202 BLU-97/B bomblets, which are capable of destroying soft targets such as light armored vehicles or personnel. The bomblets can be freed at different selectable altitudes to cover a wider or tighter area.
CBU-87 Combined Effects Munition

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 2.34 meters 7.68 feet
Diameter: 39.6 centimeters 15.6 inches
Weight
Weight: 430,9 kilograms 950 pounds
Miscellaneous
Warhead: 202 BLU-97/B Combined Effects Bomb (CEB) bomblets

CBU-89 Gator Mine System

The CBU-89 Gator is a 1,000-pound class cluster bomb containing anti-tank and anti-personnel mines. The anti-tank mines are triggered by magnetic sensors and the anti-personnel mines are triggered by trip wires. It is used to rapidly create minefields to deny access to a given area to moving ground forces or to immobilize targets. It consists of an SUU-66/B tactical munitions dispenser, 72 BLU-91/B anti-tank mines and 22 BLU-92/B anti-personnel mines.

Status

In limited service (being phased out)

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 2.34 meters 7.68 feet
Diameter: 40.6 centimeters 16 inches
Weight
Weight: 322 kilograms 710 pounds
Features
Launch altitude: 60 - 12 190 meters 200 - 40 000 feet
Launching aircraft speed: 200 - 700 knots (370 - 1 300 kilometers per hour) (230 - 805 miles per hour)
Miscellaneous
Warhead: 72 BLU-91/B anti-tank and 22 BLU-92/B anti-personnel mines

CBU-97 Sensor Fuzed Weapon

The CBU-97 Sensor Fuzed Weapon (SFW) is a 1,000-pound class submunition dispenser designed to effectively engage and destroy heavy armored vehicles both stationary and moving. It consists of the SUU-66/B tactical munitions dispenser and 10 BLU-108 anti-tank submunitions. Each BLU-108/B carries four shaped skeet infrared sensing projectiles.

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 2.34 meters 7.68 feet
Diameter: 40.6 centimeters 16 inches
Weight
Weight: 420.5 kilograms 927 pounds
Features
Launch altitude: 60 - 6 090 meters 200 - 20 000 feet
Launching aircraft speed: 250 - 650 knots (463 - 1 200 kilometers per hour) (288 - 750 miles per hour)
Miscellaneous
Warhead: 10 BLU-108/B submunitions