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Unread post12 Jun 2009, 00:41

SpudmanWP wrote:IRCM = InfRared CounterMeasures

ie, flares


Isn't this referring to the DIRCM system, which (I believe) is a laser dazzler meant to saturate an IRM's sensor? (I wouldn't think you needed to characterize a flare dispenser on an analogous platform, since that is a pretty well understood commodity.)
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Unread post12 Jun 2009, 05:28

IIRC, DIRCM is for block 5 which should be around 2020. Don't think any F-35 has so far been fitted with it.
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Unread post12 Jun 2009, 05:54

SpudmanWP wrote:IRCM = InfRared CounterMeasures

ie, flares


In the context noted, it's probably an EO/IR CM 'laser-based cm', such as NoG's Viper IRCM sys. It's not quite a DIRCM but still not bad. Apparently the CV-22 and Wedgetail will be fitted with 'Viper' according to the company site, as examples.

cobzz - the current marketing depicts Block V F-35 with full FOV DIRCM expected for IOC around 2020, correct. This actual topic was beaten to death between myself and another poster over at another site, 'AW', but other than that there doesn't seem to be much public info on exact details or changes to that plan thus far.

But according to NoG's company marketing; their currently produced and only existing DIRCM system (as claimed) could be integrated to any platform today, e.g. Super Hornet as implied on their site, if required.

By 2020 it's probably a fair guess that there could be multiple airframes flying w/ DIRCM type systems of numerous design... in anticipation of that demand.
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Unread post12 Jun 2009, 08:40

Beazz wrote:Admins:
Can we get the RAR limit up to 9 megs as I have several docs that when RAR'ed are between 8 and 9 megs.

Beazz


Sorry Beazz, I only saw this request now. I upped the limit to 10MB now, although it's too late in this case. Next time, feel free to contact me or any of the mods directly via PM or the 'contact us' link.

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Unread post12 Jun 2009, 17:43

Excellent work, SpudmanWP!

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Unread post12 Jun 2009, 19:43

07 May 2009
F-35 International Business Development
Canada and United Kingdom
Author: Keith P. Knotts
Original Location: Available Here

Highlights:
1. Canadian Contribution components (page 11)
2. Major Canadian Industrial Contributions (page 12)
3. Photos of fuel probe on CTOL version (page 16)

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JSF Brief 20090507 - Int Business Dev.pdf
F-35 International Business Development
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Unread post17 Jul 2009, 04:12

13 April 2009
Qualification Testing of High Rate of Fire Gun Systems
Author: Dave Maher/Jim Talley
Original Location: Available Here

Highlights:
1. JSF CTOL Qualification Results
2. Tested to 36,000 rounds (2x service life) (pg 13)
3. Outstanding reliability demonstrated.
--No gun jams occurred in over two lifetimes of fire testing.
--No significant increase in dispersion after two lifetimes.
--No broken parts (pg 15)
4. A systematic approach resulted in a highly successful qualification test, as a prelude to flight test.
--Results of qualification testing frequently lead to design improvements.
--Overall, the JSF CTOL Gun System demonstrated exceptional reliability during qualification testing.
--Lessons learned are being applied to the Missionized Gun System, scheduled to begin qualification testing later this year. (pg 18 )


07 April 2009
25mm Ammunition Development -- From idea to prototype
Author: Martin van de Voorde (TNO)
Original Location: Available Here

Highlights:
1. Single ammo type for all missions
2. Non explosive, frangible ammo.
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JSF Brief 20090413 - Gun System.pdf
JSF Gun System Testing
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JSF Brief 20090407 - Gun Ammo.pdf
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Unread post10 Aug 2009, 14:06

Joint Strike Fighter Program CAPT John “Snooze” Martins Director, Air Vehicle F-35 Lightning II Program Office 13 Mar 2009 PDF zipped 45 pages
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Unread post11 Aug 2009, 09:02

The complete PDF indicated below can be downloaded from here:

http://photos.state.gov/libraries/norwa ... erview.pdf

JSF Norway Brief dated 06 March 2008 zipped (however cover is dated January with otherwise the March date like all other pages). Hmmm always the file size zipped was below 9Mb but there are many ways to measure that number in Windows. After three attempts to upload the zip file I'll give up. Last version is 8.3Mb zipped - always ends with some error message. In meantime this is the supposed file size limit in the 'add attachment options':
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Unread post11 Aug 2009, 09:12

2008 Norway Briefing posted (not uploaded due to size limitation)

http://www.f-16.net/index.php?name=PNph ... 659#149659
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Unread post11 Aug 2009, 19:00

SpudmanWP wrote:IRCM = InfRared CounterMeasures

ie, flares


or is it InfraRed Counter Measures?
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Unread post11 Aug 2009, 22:26

hehe....
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Unread post12 Aug 2009, 10:36

Economic Development Council 30 September 2008 Major General Charles R. Davis, USAF Program Executive Officer, F-35 Lightning II Program:

http://www.florida-edc.org/Roundtable/M ... Sept08.pdf (9.2Mbs)
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Unread post13 Aug 2009, 08:44

Something new... Presentations with AUDIO

The site does require you to sign up, but it's free.

The presentations are about the Mission systems and software from the "Military Avionics 2008" conference in London.

http://www.defenceiq.com/video.cfm?externalid=205

http://www.defenceiq.com/video.cfm?externalid=207

I will try to get the files pulled off the site by themselves.
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Unread post15 Aug 2009, 15:12

Interesting post on the ammunition - but it means that when the F-35 is firing its gun, you hear this noise:

fapfapfapfapfapfapfap

Oddly appropriate....
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