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F-35 Armament, fuel tanks, internal and external hardpoints, loadouts, and other stores.
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Unread post21 Feb 2015, 14:36

jimmer wrote:The Aim 9 block 3 is cancelled in the FY 16 budget. Maybe because of progress on Cuda? Or maybe just sequestration. Who knows.


The latter..The CUDA cannot deliver a weapon around those time-lines and apparently the case for the AIm-9X Blk III was that the Navy required a rapid capability around the early 2020's.
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Unread post23 Jan 2016, 03:57

Raytheon awarded research contract for their version of CUDA
22 Jan 2016 Alert5

"The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded Raytheon a $14 million contract to research on two concepts for next-generation, air-launched, tactical missiles.

The Small Advanced Capability Missile (SACM) concept will enable future fighters to have high air-to-air load-out using a small size air frame. The project is similar to Lockheed Martin’s CUDA program which will double the number air-to-air missiles carried by the company’s two stealth fighters using a shorter missile.

Raytheon is now the third company to work on the Miniature Self-Defense Munition (MSDM) program with the award of this contract. The MSDM aims to give fighters a self-defense capability against incoming missiles by destroying it with a direct hit using the munition."

Source: http://alert5.com/2016/01/23/raytheon-a ... more-48048

Raytheon Awarded Air Force Missile Contract
21 Jan 2016 Jake Meister

"Raytheon has been awarded a $14 million Air Force contract for research and development intended to improve the military’s state-of-the-art air-launched, tactical missiles.

Under the agreement, which was announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Defense, Raytheon will attempt to improve upon the number of missiles that can be held on a single excursion. The company will also work to improve both the impact of each missile, and the platform survivability against any threat that would arise in an anti-access, area denial (A2AD) environment.

Two research concepts will help to achieve the improvements: the Small Advanced Capability Missile (SACM) and Miniature Self-Defense Munition (MSDM).

“The SACM will support affordable, highly lethal, small size and weight ordnance with advanced air frame design and synergistic control capabilities for air dominance enabling high air-to-air load-out,” the DoD said. “The MSDM will support miniaturized weapon capabilities for air superiority by enabling close-in platform self-defense and penetration into contested A2AD environment with little to no impact to payload capacity.”

Raytheon was one of four companies to submit a bid for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity cost contract. The labor will be conducted in Tucson, Ariz., and should be finished by Jan. 19, 2021...."

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Unread post23 Jan 2016, 05:09

Miniature Self Defense Munition... sounds cool but I am confused :-?

Is it going to be like a pod future aircraft will carry that will dispense a intercepting counter measure or is going to be something integrated into future airframes?
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Unread post23 Jan 2016, 07:11

SACM = CUDA, spec and size wise.

MSDM has been described anywhere from 1/3 of an AMRAAM to as small as a Chaff/Flare munition (regular size, not the mini-F-35 ones).
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Unread post23 Jan 2016, 14:43

SpudmanWP wrote: as small as a Chaff/Flare munition (regular size, not the mini-F-35 ones).


Now were talking. Even if the flight range was 1nm as long as it's guidance and control was HTK 95%pk good then you just changed countermeasures forever. instead of popping CM you pop a MSDM or three and threat neutralized.
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Unread post23 Jan 2016, 15:41

Please tell us it's going to be called Pye Wacket II

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pye_Wacket
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Unread post23 Jan 2016, 19:21

sprstdlyscottsmn wrote:
SpudmanWP wrote: as small as a Chaff/Flare munition (regular size, not the mini-F-35 ones).


Now were talking. Even if the flight range was 1nm as long as it's guidance and control was HTK 95%pk good then you just changed countermeasures forever. instead of popping CM you pop a MSDM or three and threat neutralized.


Couldn't the MSDM also be used to prematurely trigger the enemy missile's proximity fuse as well?
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Unread post23 Jan 2016, 20:52

tacf-x wrote:Couldn't the MSDM also be used to prematurely trigger the enemy missile's proximity fuse as well?

That depends on the type of PF they are using. Too many variables to consider. Just HTK and be done with it 8)
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Unread post23 Jan 2016, 22:46

Gotta love the miniaturization of missile technology

Hopefully, one day we can get to this level of ridiculous missile packing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxnC6jkJyEM
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Unread post24 Jan 2016, 04:33

SpudmanWP wrote:SACM = CUDA, spec and size wise.

MSDM has been described anywhere from 1/3 of an AMRAAM to as small as a Chaff/Flare munition (regular size, not the mini-F-35 ones).


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Unread post24 Jan 2016, 23:15

SpudmanWP wrote:SACM = CUDA, spec and size wise.

= SDB = JAGM / Hellfire II (I think) = 1/2 AMRAAM
Moving toward a common weapon form factor. Actually, there are people tossing around the idea of full-on common modular weapon components (guidance, warhead, motor) for ships to provide fully customizable load-outs for their aircraft on demand.
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Unread post24 Jan 2016, 23:19

KamenRiderBlade wrote:Gotta love the miniaturization of missile technology

Hopefully, one day we can get to this level of ridiculous missile packing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxnC6jkJyEM

You know, Macros started out reasonable, with missile swarms being generated by entire formations of fighters with normal, under-wing load-outs for each craft.
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Unread post24 Jan 2016, 23:51

:mrgreen: AND.... mind control DARPA wetware for the computer control/release of the swarms? :roll: See 'FireFox' 1982 ABOVE....
DARPA wants to build wetware so we can mind control computers
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Unread post25 Jan 2016, 02:02

count_to_10 wrote:
KamenRiderBlade wrote:Gotta love the miniaturization of missile technology

Hopefully, one day we can get to this level of ridiculous missile packing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxnC6jkJyEM

You know, Macros started out reasonable, with missile swarms being generated by entire formations of fighters with normal, under-wing load-outs for each craft.

That was the original Macross, Macross Frontier is set 47 years after the original SDF Macross.

Veritech fighter technology has improved by a huge margin.

Just watch Macross Plus if you want to see a dramatic re-enactment of the ATF competition with

YF-19 playing the YF-22 role of "Hero Plane"
YF-21 playing the YF-23 role of "Competitor Plane"

They showed HUGE advancements in technologies compared to the original SDF Macross, and that was only 30 years after.
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Unread post25 Jan 2016, 02:06

spazsinbad wrote::mrgreen: AND.... mind control DARPA wetware for the computer control/release of the swarms? :roll: See 'FireFox' 1982 ABOVE....
DARPA wants to build wetware so we can mind control computers
The fully-implantable device would connect with up to a million neurons.
20 Jan 2016 Andrew Tarantola

"Hot damn, our Ghost in the Shell future is getting closer by the day. DARPA announced on Tuesday that it is interested in developing wetware -- implantable brain-machine interfaces (BMI) that will allow their users to control computers with their thoughts. The device, developed as part of the Neural Engineering System Design (NESD) program, would essentially translate the chemical signals in our neurons into digital code. What's more, DARPA expects this interface to be no larger than two nickels stacked atop one another...."

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2016/01/20/darp ... computers/


Macross Plus also portrayed that technology very well, see below clip as example
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6K1-iKCxuY
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