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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 @ 09:58 PM
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when will they get to production already and stop making changes?
put it in service already and just replace with upgraded versions every 5 years or just when new systems are developed and refurbish the old ones for backup purposes..

america why are you so bad using money efficiently?




posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 10:00 PM
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a reply to: namehere

It's been in service for over a year with the Marines and months with the Air Force. It's called Initial Operating Capability for a reason.



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 10:08 PM
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well i made a fool of myself there... just ignore that last post.



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 05:23 PM
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Is Lead Pont Compute similar to CCRP but with the added target data? IE no different against a fixed target?

Do you know how it gets its data? Laser or radar?



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 07:44 PM
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a reply to: Forensick

GBU-12 is laser guided.

Zaphod, who is painting the target (not that it matters)?


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posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 07:45 PM
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a reply to: Forensick

Laser and EODAS. It takes all the data coming in and computes the data.



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 10:46 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Forensick

GBU-12 is laser guided.

Zaphod, who is painting the target (not that it matters)?



I know the GPU-12 is an LGB but I meant that the laser cant track Direction and Altitude AFAIK, so say if your car is at 1000ft ASL there needs to be something to tell it it will have to detonate a second earlier than if it were at sea level?

I understand that the surveillance aircraft have terrain elevation maps, suppose you could preload these into the mission data but there must be other sensors that could be used in this next generation aircraft?

Will have a look at EODAS thanks.



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 10:55 PM
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a reply to: Phage

It's laser or GPS guided. The F-35, using the 3F software will lase the target itself, if it uses laser guidance.



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 11:47 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

The -12 is laser guided with an impact fuse. The -54 is the laser and/or gps guided 500 pounder with prox fuse capability



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 11:54 PM
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a reply to: Jlt15

The -12, along with all the Paveway II kits, was upgraded with a GPS seeker, giving it a dual mode system. It's called the Enhanced Paveway II. It was introduced in 2001, to use during poor weather, when the laser couldn't be used.
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posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 12:02 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

GPS, obviously. But for hitting a moving truck, not so much.

I wonder if this system has a toss mode. Low and fast, zoom and release.

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posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 12:11 AM
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a reply to: Phage

It's a dual mode seeker. It can use GPS to get near the target, and then activate the laser seeker, either from people on the ground, or from an aircraft for the final guidance system.



posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 12:18 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I can see that, like releasing above a cloud deck with GPS guidance and a forward observer marking the target below the ceiling.

But it's a bomb. Doesn't have much in the way of L/D, so you're going to be pretty much over the target no matter how high you are. Put a delta wing on the thing and that would change.
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posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 01:52 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Zaphod58

I can see that, like releasing above a cloud deck with GPS guidance and a forward observer marking the target below the ceiling.

But it's a bomb. Doesn't have much in the way of L/D, so you're going to be pretty much over the target no matter how high you are. Put a delta wing on the thing and that would change.


Doesnt the SDB have something similar fpr improved maneuvers?



posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 08:43 AM
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a reply to: Phage

The GBU-12 has an 8 nautical mile range.



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