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originally posted by: B2StealthBomber
a reply to: CiTrus90
I'll just leave this here..
The overall ICE effort is divided into two phases. Phase I covers the initial development and preliminary analysis of the candidate effectors, while Phase II will concentrate on the testing and validation of the chosen effector concepts.
This contract is focused on the Phase I efforts and is divided into four distinct tasks.
I think he was talking about the F-23.
Remember guys the yf-24 is a bird that lost a competition, not something that was built for any other purpose.
That concept is different to the actual -24, there's one thing that's not on that concept that's definitely on the real one Lol
The Innovative Control Effectors (ICE) aircraft is developed by Lockheed under an Air Force Research Laboratories (AFRL) sponsored program. It is a single engine, multi-role, supersonic, tailless fighter aircraft in the 38,000 lb (gross takeoff weight) class. It has a 65 degree sweep delta wing and an internal weapons carriage bay. The configuration incorporates all-aspect low observable technologies and is sized for a 1,100 nautical mile air-to-ground mission. The conventional control effectors include elevons, symmetric pitch flaps, and outboard leading edge flaps. The innovative control effectors include pitch and yaw thrust vectoring, all moving tips, and spoiler slot deflectors. The all moving tips and spoiler slot deflectors have zero lower deflections limits.