IFF blades on block 30

Unread postPosted: 07 May 2019, 08:23
by fasteagle
Hi guys, I have probably missed this elsewhere, but the 93rd FS have just deployed to Lakenheath and from the photos I notice that they are equipped with blade antennae as per the block 50. I presume part of SLEP but when would they have been attached? Cheers.

Re: IFF blades on block 30

Unread postPosted: 07 May 2019, 11:50
by Patriot
I guess they also went through a SCU-7 program.

Re: IFF blades on block 30

Unread postPosted: 07 May 2019, 15:49
by Boman
I believe the upgrade for the block 25/30/32's where refered to as CUPID - there was a thread on this earlier
viewtopic.php?t=997

Re: IFF blades on block 30

Unread postPosted: 07 May 2019, 16:19
by Patriot

Re: IFF blades on block 30

Unread postPosted: 07 May 2019, 16:21
by Bjorn
Yes, but CUPID as a program was axed. Although a number of aircraft (mostly - but also not always as in the case of the 457th FS for example - per selected squadron) are equipped with some subitems foreseen in the CUPID upgrade. We are currently running through a major update of our F-16 database in which we will first upgrade all block 40/42/50/52 airframes who have received the CCIP program. Later on we will include 'sub-CUPID' block 25/30/32 airframes who have been seen with the AIFF blades.

Greets,

Re: IFF blades on block 30

Unread postPosted: 07 May 2019, 19:55
by fasteagle
Thanks guys, I knew CUPID had been cancelled and was a little out of touch with modern upgrades.