FY2021 DoD Budget

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Unread post12 Feb 2020, 05:24

Starting a FY2021 DoD Budget and linking items in I find interesting.

Procurement:
https://www.saffm.hq.af.mil/Portals/84/ ... %20I_1.pdf

Mods (ie Block 3F updates, Block 4, etc)
https://www.saffm.hq.af.mil/Portals/84/ ... Mods_1.pdf

R&D Vol 1:
https://www.saffm.hq.af.mil/Portals/84/ ... ol%20I.pdf

R&D Vol2:
https://www.saffm.hq.af.mil/Portals/84/ ... l%20II.pdf

R&D Vol3a:
https://www.saffm.hq.af.mil/Portals/84/ ... 20IIIa.pdf

R&D Vol3b:
https://www.saffm.hq.af.mil/Portals/84/ ... 20IIIb.pdf


Some tidbits:

All Block 3F upgrade kits confirmed to be installed by Q4 2020 (Sep 2020).

Here is a 30,000ft view of the hardware upgrades to facilitate the Block4 timeline. The reason that it is staggered is that Block 4 follows the C2D2 playbook of incremental upgrades rather than one big upgrade. TR3 is part of the 2023 plan (2 years from today's budget).

The F-35 Block 4 Program is established to retrofit advanced capabilities on the F-35As to increase the capability and lethality of the weapon system to meet current and future threats. Funding is required to upgrade Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lots 5-16, totaling 457. 148 aircraft of the 457 will only retrofit to a Lot 15 Block 4 configuration. The remaining 309 aircraft will upgrade to a Lot 17 Production configuration.
Block 4 incorporation will not follow the traditional Block upgrade approach; instead, modifications will be performed through a Continuous Capability Development and Delivery Concept that entails upgrades to both hardware and software on fielded aircraft on a yearly base. The current modification incorporation schedule synchronizes with planned production cut-in below, except planned installs for Lot 15 capabilities in 2024. This effort includes, but not limited to the below capabilities and associated modification install timelines:
2021 (Lot 13) - Magazine Retainer Plate
- Chaff and Flare Magazine Retainer Plate - provides the capability for programmable expendables, programmable magazine load-outs, programmable emergency jettison and quicker inventory
2022 (Lot 14) - High-efficiency low voltage power supply (HE-LVPS) and Digital Channelized Receiver / Techniques Generator (DCRTG). And Dual Capable Aircraft (DCA)
- Adds high efficiency-low voltage power and a second DCRTG to the Electronic Warfare system
- Achieves the DCA weapon load-out requirement on Lot 13 production aircraft by the operational need date of Jan 2024
2023 (Lot 15 - Mods start in 2024) - Technical Refresh 3 (TR3), Next Generation Distributed Aperture System (Next Gen DAS), Cooling Mod, and Advanced Communication, Navigation, Identification Processor
- TR3 -integrates new integrated core processor, panoramic cockpit display, and aircraft memory system to meet Block 4 processing, memory, and throughput requirements
- Next Gen DAS - replaces current DAS due to sensor reliability while increasing performance to provide larger pixel focal plane array and higher operating temperatures
- Cooling Mod - increases cooling capacity to support electronic warfare growth and addition of Full Motion Video (FMV)
2024 (Lot 16)- Full Motion Video, Embedded GPS and Inertial Navigation System (EGI), Modernized Electronic Warfare Controller(M-EWC), and Modernized Electronic Warfare Processor (M-EWP)
- Full Motion Video - adds the capability to receive encrypted and unencrypted full motion video and still imagery from Operational Facilities and Remote Video Terminals
- EGI - hardware enabler for M-Code/Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast/Required Navigation Performance/area navigation capabilities
- EWC/EWP - Increases 8 core processors (SDD) to 32 providing more than 3 times the processing performance for running advance algorithms and supporting the transition from 12 Receivers (SDD) to 20
receivers
2025 (Lot 17) - Advanced Multi Channel Transceiver Receiver (AMCTR), Band 2/3/4/5 Electronic Warfare (EW) Hardware (HW) and EW Group 2
- AMCTR - Provides MIDS Modernization Increment 1 (MMI) Concurrent Multi-Netting (CMN) and Concurrent Contention Receive (CCR) capabilities
- Band 2/3/4/5 EW HW - provides Band 2&5 RWR functionality by adding Band 2 Nose Landing Gear Door (NLGD) Aperture, Band 3/4 NLGD Aperture, Band 2/3/4 Array Electronic Module (AEM), Band
- 3/4/5 AEM, Band 5 Apertures, and Band 5 AEM
- EW Group 2 - adds technology to address the Advancing Threats, to detect and counter the LPI Emitter while providing Band 5 RWR functionality; includes Wideband Receiver, Wideband Notch Filter, Band 2/5
Switch Matrix Module, Aircraft Interface Module (ACIF), M-Quad Upconverter (M-QUC), M-Quad Tuner (M-QTM), M-Digital Channelized Receiver (DCR), M-DCR and Techniques Receiver
- (DCRTG), M-Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC), M-Radio Frequency Converter, High Voltage Power Supply (HVPS)
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Unread post12 Feb 2020, 05:28

Unfortunately, there is no sign of the "Advanced EOTS" in the budget, procurement or R&D.
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Unread post12 Feb 2020, 05:35

Thanks 'SWP' - this looks like fun:
"- TR3 -integrates new integrated core processor, panoramic cockpit display, and aircraft memory system to meet Block 4 processing, memory, and throughput requirements
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EWC/EWP - Increases 8 core processors (SDD) to 32 providing more than 3 times the processing performance for running advance algorithms and supporting the transition from 12 Receivers (SDD) to 20 receivers"
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Unread post12 Feb 2020, 05:38

No Sidekick funding either, it seems.
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Unread post12 Feb 2020, 06:25

disconnectedradical wrote:No Sidekick funding either, it seems.



Very early in the process. We don't even know the generalities let alone the specifics... :|

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