AWSS – Air Weapons Scoring Systems

The AWSS consists of configurations that include full bomb and strafing courts or modular combinations of both.

A full AWSS package includes:

AWSS – Air Weapons Scoring Systems
AWSS schematic of a strafe and target range with a separate bomb court and strafing court. The bomb court uses cameras on tall masts on trailers located outside the blast zone. The strafe system uses acoustic sensors behind berms.

BOMB COURT: Rugged trailers with 40’ masts containing camera imaging systems with intelligent local processors, communication equipment to stream real time data to a central command tower and/or the pilot or gunner. This system uses a battery/solar powered module for remote application at the edges of the bomb court. The data collected and/or transmitted includes the imaged data, data reduction/analysis that calculates the target error coordinates and correction information. This real-time result is transmitted over a pilot communication network for interactive pilot training and improvement while in a sortie training run.

Before a sortie is deployed, the operations team uses the user-friendly software and calibration masts to set up and adjust for the unique position of the trailers, site positions, leveling and focus to the scoring area. Real-time scoring feedback provides significant training benefits and costs savings.

  • The live feedback allows pilots to run fewer sorties to achieve results.
  • The pilot’s effectiveness is increased.
  • Equipment is tuned and optimized in flight for better calibration.
  • Data can be reviewed later for further analysis, training, and optimizations.

STRAFING COURT: Dual acoustic systems on 600 mm tall stands are located behind protection berms and are focused on the customer supplied target screen. The sensors and tripods are small and lightweight and portable by common pickup trucks/trailers. Power units, along with solar recovery and optional weather stations are included. The acoustic sensors run at high speed, catching the supersonic profile of the incoming projectile and triangulating its position concurrent with counting the event.

Accuracy Mode and Wide Range Miss Distance Indicator Mode:

With two modes available, the AWSS system can display rounds per minute results and the location of the strafe projectiles in the target area. The angle of attack and the horizontal approach angle are also calculated.

The rugged and compact scoring processing units can wirelessly transmit results to the central command receiver. Real-time feedback provides gunners the corrections required during sortie training runs, along with equipment adjustments and calibration for the pilot and gunners’ improved performance. Whereas live strafing score results allow pilots to perform off-line analysis, saving time and allowing more hands-on training time.


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