Northrop Grumman has unveiled their OpenPod system, to be offered to the Air Force to mount on F-15s. The pod will be mounted on current rails used
for standard pods, and will have an interchangeable front. It can carry an IRST system built by Telex, a LIDAR system, or a communications system
capable of bridging the 5th generation gap.
LIDAR, unlike radar, is undetectable. You fire up, say a TFR system, and it's going to be detected. It won't work for an F-22, which is why they use
the radar they do, but a B-2 does wonders for things like targeting, or if they have to go in low, and they don't have to worry about anyone detecting
Hmmmmmmm, I wonder since they, (NG,) are in the unveiling mood, if we're gonna see anything else really cool in the near future? Back on topic, I was
also wondering about the power requirements. If the pods are self contained, are we talking about some cutting edge classified power supply? Or, just
a huge bank of Li-ions?
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