The mission of the Armament Directorate is to equip warfighters by acquiring and supporting war-winning capabilities. In concert with the Directorate’s mission is the vision to deliver affordable world-dominant armament capabilities…on time, on target. Led by the Air Force Program Executive Officer for Weapons, the directorate reports to both the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington D.C., and the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
The Armament Directorate is committed to enhancing worldwide Air Force combat capability and effectiveness through joint development, test, procurement, deployment and product sustainment support for air delivered weapon systems. Directorate divisions align with Air Force core functions to include air dominance, direct attack, strategic systems, munitions sustainment, long range systems, miniature munitions, advanced programs, and test and training.
With primary operating locations at Eglin, Hill and Robins Air Force Bases, the Armament Directorate manages a number of joint programs and is manned by both U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy personnel. The directorate designs, develops, produces, fields, and sustains a family of air-to-ground and air-to-air munitions for both U.S. and allied nations to defeat a spectrum of enemy targets.
The high-priority, multi-billion dollar systems provide direct and long range attack capabilities designed to complement and rapidly adapt to operational mission requirements. Programs managed include the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM), Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM), JASSM-Extended Range (JASSM-ER), Small Diameter Bomb I (SDB I), Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II), Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM), Miniature Air Launch Decoy-Jammer (MALD-J), Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP), and the QF-16 Full Scale Aerial Target (QF-16 FSAT).
(Current as of November 2016)