Weapons and Mission Management Systems

CAI has years of experience integrating combat proven Weapon Management Systems. These custom solutions provide the operator a means to manage weapons configurations, program a variety of mission requirements, monitor system performance, and ensure safe operation of all armament.

CAI’s architecture approach is to offer a modular Weapons Management System for control of aircraft, vehicle mounted, and maritime weapons platforms. Our components are designed to be customizable and scalable including the ability to mix and match CAI hardware with qualified strategic partners and commercial-off-the-shelf components. All of the components offered by CAI can be used in their standard configuration or further adapted to meet specific customer needs. This enables CAI to blend combat proven fire control hardware technology with our client’s platform and operator requirements for use across all airborne, ground and maritime-based applications.

All hardware is hardened and qualified to MIL-STD-810 and MIL-STD-461 for use in unforgiving environments.

Example System Architecture:

CAI Tactical Stores Unit (TSU)

  • Stores Management of:
    • Hellfire missiles (all variants)
    • Griffin missiles (all variants)
    • Hydra 70 rockets including APKWS and TALON
    • M134 Miniguns
    • GAU 19 A/B Gatling Guns
    • Gun Pods
    • Bomb Release Units
  • Tactical Stores Unit (TSU) under development combining:
    • Stores Management
    • Mission Computer

CAI Gun Interface Unit (GIU)

  • Gun System Power Control of:
    • 62mm M134 Minigun
    • .50cal GAU-19A/B Gatling Gun
    • Gun Pods
    • Laser Pointer
    • Magazine Boost Motor and Last Round Switch
    • Stores Jettison Power
  • Optional 28VDC power distribution control for all weapon system components and breakers

CAI System Control Panel (SCP)

  • NVIS B Compatible
  • RS-232 and Discrete I/O
  • Example Configuration:
    • MASTER ARM is a guarded switch providing dedicated control over the signal used to arm the weapons system
    • SMU POWER is a switch used to power the weapons system on/off
    • REVERT is a switch used to bypass the mission computer to force the SMU into a known state, enabling specific weapons control during an emergency situation
    • SAFE/UNSAFE is an indicator signaling the results of BIT run during startup and continuous system monitoring
    • DATA ENTRY is a concentric knob providing system input control and on-screen page navigation
  • Alternate and Customized Configurations are available

CAI WOG/Jettison Panel (WJP)

  • NVIS B Compatible
  • Discrete I/O
  • Example Configuration:
    • AIR/AUTO/GND is a toggle switch for Weight On Gear override used for system maintenance and ground checks
    • AIR/GND is an indicator signaling the state of the Weight on Gear and override switch
    • JETTISON is a guarded switch used to initiate the Jettison of a store as selected by the Jettison Selection switch
    • ARC 1/ARC 2 is a switch used to select between ARC 210 Radio 1 and Radio 2
  • Alternate and Customized Configurations are available

Multi-Function Displays

  • Various Display Sizes and Options
    • DVI HD Video
    • NVIS B Compatible with Night/Day and Brightness Adjustment
  • Various Bezel Button Configurations
    • Soft Key Bezel Buttons
    • Rotary Encoder Knobs
    • Integrated Joystick
  • Selection of strategic partner and Commercial-off-the-Shelf options

Mission System

  • Mission Management System integration experience including:
    • Options for multiple moving map platforms including Harris FliteScene®, L3Harris Widow®, and others
    • High performance, feature rich, digital moving map solution providing advanced situational awareness
    • I/O support for interface with various avionics including: radios, transponders, TACAN+, ESIS, Garmin G1000, etc.
    • PFPS (FalconView®) compatible
    • EO/IR Sensor control and SD/HD video

L3Harris Widow® Integration

Weapons and Mission System Installation