F-35 Wastes its First Target

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Unread post30 Oct 2013, 22:17

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articl ... st-392372/
A Lockheed Martin F-35B has completed its first guided weapons delivery test, striking a tank with a GBU-12 Paveway II weapon, according to Lockheed Martin...
The bomb had guidance, but no warhead. Even still... not bad from the photos. One less thing for ELP to cry about.
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Unread post30 Oct 2013, 23:10

Very cool. Would be interesting to know what software block was in this aircraft?
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Unread post31 Oct 2013, 00:48

lamoey wrote:Very cool. Would be interesting to know what software block was in this aircraft?


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Unread post31 Oct 2013, 08:03

First F-35 Guided Weapon Test
"Published on Oct 30, 2013
An F-35 Lightning II employs a Guided Bomb Unit-12 (GBU-12) Paveway II laser-guided weapon from the internal weapons bay against a fixed ground tank test target Oct. 29, at a test range at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The F-35's Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) enabled the pilot to identify, track, designate and deliver the GBU-12 on target."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4amnP87r1a8
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