Information

Serial Code Fragments:

HRT revision b (1P)
MFR PART# 31013490-108 SERIAL# 15862

Confirmed Company:

Woodward


Victims:

50†
29-35+


Date:

16.03.2017


Map:

G9


Type of weapon

Wing of JDAM

Source

Bellingcat

About

In the evening of March 16, 2017, reports came in that a mosque in a Syrian village in the western part of the Aleppo governorate was targeted by one or more airstrikes. Most of the initial posts on social media blamed either the Russian or the Syrian Air Force for the attack. Some reports, however, accused the US or the US-led Coalition, operating under the name Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR). Other reports said that the planes could not be identified.

The remnant found are traced back to a american company called Woodward. This US company supplies fin actuators for Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAMs), which are guidance kits which convert unguided bombs, or “dumb bombs”, into all-weather “smart” munitions. The CAGE code (Commercial and Government Entity Code), a unique identifier assigned to suppliers to various government or defence agencies, also corresponds to Woodward.

Aftermath from the destroyed mosque.

Aftermath from the destroyed mosque.

About the company Woodward which supplies fin actuators for Joint Dirext Attack Munitions: A growing number of general aviation and commuter aircraft rely on Woodward AES overspeed governors, synchronizers and synchrophasers for turboshaft, turboprop, and reciprocating engines. As of September 2016, approximately 34% of the company's sales were to the defence market (p.13) of the company's sales were to the defence market, including parts for the V-22 Osprey ($645,000 revenue per aircraft) and the F/A-18 ($335,000 revenue per aircraft).