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Bomb Meets BRU

November 2014




The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter carries its weaponry internally to reduce the chance of detection by bad-guy radars. The Raytheon Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) II was designed to fit inside the restricted dimensions of the internal weapons bays on "stealth" aircraft. The Joint Miniature Munitions Bomb Rack Unit (BRU) holds the SDBs and forcibly ejects them to ensure that they clear the aircraft. (This Aerocaturetm was created for the joint SDB/BRU development/test team.)

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News & Updates:
  • 8/17/14: Hank Caruso was on-hand on the USS Theodore Roosevelt for history in the making! The US Navy's X-47 UCAS, nicknamed "Iron Raven," underwent its first fleet integration tests. Read more about the historic day here.




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