F-35 Block 4

Cockpit, radar, helmet-mounted display, and other avionics
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Unread post18 Sep 2019, 12:02

Is it known what the first of the rolling updates for Block 4 will be? Has it already happened back in April or is it due to happen in October?

Block 4 comprises some 53 improvements to counter both air- and ground-based threats emerging from China and Russia. None of these upgrades will change the aircraft’s outer appearance, or “mold line.” Instead, they are primarily new or enhanced features executed in software, which will be rolled out in stages, with updates every April and October starting in 2019 and continuing through at least 2024.


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Unread post28 Feb 2020, 16:30

In ‏#AWS20, From Steve Trimble. 8)
What is Raytheon trying to make? :roll: (Raytheon's Ambition)
https://twitter.com/TheDEWLine/status/1 ... 4667079685
Steve Trimble@TheDEWLine
Raytheon is showing an F-35 model at #AWS20 with a centerline store I’ve never seen before and can’t really guess what it is. Still trying to figure out what it is. Doesn’t appear to be a munition. Maybe a semi-conformal fuel tank or new sensor.
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Unread post28 Feb 2020, 16:46

doge wrote:In ‏#AWS20, From Steve Trimble. 8)
What is Raytheon trying to make? :roll: (Raytheon's Ambition)
https://twitter.com/TheDEWLine/status/1 ... 4667079685

My first thought was a laser pod :D
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Unread post28 Feb 2020, 16:47

The model is too inaccurate to make any sense. The shape of fuselage, wing and horizontal tail is quite wrong.
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Unread post29 Feb 2020, 03:03

I'll play: HVPW

To let the Lightning hit with a GBU-28 equivalent penetrating weapon.
Take an F-16, stir in A-7, dollop of F-117, gob of F-22, dash of F/A-18, sprinkle with AV-8B, stir well + bake. Whaddya get? F-35.
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Unread post29 Feb 2020, 06:38

https://twitter.com/TheDEWLine/status/1 ... 1602126853

It's just an old concept for the gun pod.
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