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F-35 gets moving target capability, and the pilot doesn't have to think about it

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posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 01:35 AM
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The F-35 Joint Program Office announced a test of the F-35C with the GBU-12 against a moving ground vehicle. The weapon was inert, and a test of the 3F software.

What makes this interesting is that the pilot didn't have to do anything but select the target. The aircraft then computed the speed of the aircraft, the range to the target, the speed of the target, and the best release point. It then released the weapon once they reached that point.

They call it Lead Point Compute. It's designed to relieve the workload on the pilot and allow him to concentrate on other tasks.

www.edwards.af.mil...

www.janes.com...




posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 05:18 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

It is virtually at the stage where I can picture a gay pilot, speaking in a high pitched voice while touching a touch screen, saying, "Kill that one ... and that one ... and that one ... and this little devil here .... these guys hiding ... oh aren't I the clever one ... thank you AI ... we can go home now if you like."

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posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 05:56 AM
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Beats them playing with holding a Nintendo Joystick on target to make it go bang.



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 06:54 AM
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Let it go, Luke. Turn off your targeting computer.



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 07:03 AM
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a reply to: Bedlam

It is the future. Luke is the targeting computer.

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posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 08:31 AM
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Haha jip like that one



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 08:34 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
The F-35 Joint Program Office announced a test of the F-35C with the GBU-12 against a moving ground vehicle. The weapon was inert, and a test of the 3F software.

What makes this interesting is that the pilot didn't have to do anything but select the target. The aircraft then computed the speed of the aircraft, the range to the target, the speed of the target, and the best release point. It then released the weapon once they reached that point.

They call it Lead Point Compute. It's designed to relieve the workload on the pilot and allow him to concentrate on other tasks.

www.edwards.af.mil...

www.janes.com...


Like concentrating on keeping the plane in the air and making sure there is enough time to eject when it stop working. Like before the 1st refuel



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 08:36 AM
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That is where you need to go when you have to employ from the pool that did not qualify to even flib burgers at the local MC D



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 08:36 AM
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That is where you need to go when you have to employ from the pool that did not qualify to even flib burgers at the local MC D



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 09:15 AM
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a reply to: therealfreeworld

Yeah, ok. By the time they're releasing weapons they're long past the first refuel.



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 09:19 AM
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originally posted by: pheonix358
a reply to: Zaphod58

It is virtually at the stage where I can picture a gay pilot, speaking in a high pitched voice while touching a touch screen, saying, "Kill that one ... and that one ... and that one ... and this little devil here .... these guys hiding ... oh aren't I the clever one ... thank you AI ... we can go home now if you like."

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Way to go Pheonix!
Made me spit my coffee.
The image in my mind went straight to Ross Mathews in the Cokpit spouting all that.

He started on the Jay Leno show.





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Sorry Zaphod, not trying to derail your thread.

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posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 10:09 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: therealfreeworld

Yeah, ok. By the time they're releasing weapons they're long past the first refuel.

Justjoking I think it is a very nice looking plane and maybe a bit too advance for its own good. There is a reason why it is so expensive and over time. What is expected of it is mind boggling.



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 10:21 AM
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a reply to: therealfreeworld

And what it's already doing is mind boggling.



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 11:54 AM
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a reply to: pheonix358

Right now I'm imagining the guy from Kimmy Schmidt and those fabric softener commercials nerfing ISIS convoys like it's a game of candy crush. William Gibson and Ray Kurzweil couldn't have predicted this stuff if they tried...

a reply to: Bigburgh

Damn, beat me to it!

For Zaph, isn't this basically the next evolution of the old CCIP tech that's been on fighters for decades?

Once you have something that can do basic bomb trajectory calculations, it isn't not that much of a stretch (with current technology) to tie it into an EO sensor system that can already track/predict targets and have the two work together to figure out when the CCIP trajectory lines up with the projected location of the vehicle?
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posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 12:07 PM
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a reply to: Barnalby

It is, but this goes beyond just figuring out where to target. It computes a lot more when it sees the target. It can even figure out extended ranges depending on altitude and airspeed.



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 01:34 PM
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imagien a f-35 dropping a glide bomb from double range kind of accuracy we talking about?



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 03:35 PM
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Why is it suddenly I think the F-35 team just nicked the plot of the firefox novels and actually made the plane real.



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 03:57 PM
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a reply to: Maxatoria

No. The Firefox had technology that's years ahead of where we are, or even where we're close to getting. Some of the technology can be replicated with modern aircraft, but not all of it.



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 06:00 PM
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DARPA was working on a neural net interface last year with a paraplegic woman in the pilots seat but it was a Sim..



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 09:30 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Maxatoria

No. The Firefox had technology that's years ahead of where we are, or even where we're close to getting. Some of the technology can be replicated with modern aircraft, but not all of it.


yeah FF had Ion engines if im not mistaken and was able to do mach 10 wasnt it? not to mention a neural interface and had outer skin able to resist heat at mach 10.



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