6 AMRAAM Loadout moved up to Block 4

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Unread post10 Oct 2018, 23:01

I’ve lost track in this thread, what with the changes from “Block 4.1, 4.2” etc to 6 month rolling updates and tech refreshes etc...

Is the F-35 still slated for a weapons bay makeover & 6 X AIM-120 capability? And, if so, is that still in the 2020 timeframe?
Take an F-16, stir in A-7, add dollop of F-117 & gob of F-22, sprinkle with AV-8B, stir well, then bake. Whaddya get? An F-35.


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Unread post11 Oct 2018, 00:44

The Block 4 plan is done but waiting approval. Until that is made public, I cannot say for sure what it contains or a specific schedule.

https://www.defensenews.com/air/2018/10 ... tion-exec/
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