The AIU interfaces with the aircraft mission computer via the serial communication.
The AIU handles all the safety critical requirements of the armament. It can be adapted as a station interface unit or a wing interface unit, dependent on aircraft configuration.
- Weapon operation
- Emergency jettison
- Modular configuration
|Bomb release command||
|Rocket fire command||
|Gun and cannon operation||
|Air-to-air missile operation||
- No single failure can cause inadvertent firing, release, or jettison of weapon or stores.
- Interface with both weight-on-wheels and wheels-up switches.
- Weapon release or fire requires three independent actions.
- Emergency jettison circuitry is independent of all other components and is implemented in hardware.
- A single AIU interfaces with up to six weapon stations.
- Each wing interface unit interfaces with up to three weapon stations on a wing/stub wing.
- Each station interface unit interfaces with a single weapon station.
Armament control systems
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BAE Systems Rokar offers different configurations (one central AIU, separate AIUs for each of the vehicle sides or a dedicated AIU for each station), and systems with control display units and multifunction displays.