F35A delivery

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davechng4321

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Unread post29 Dec 2015, 23:06

We got some great spotting right before Christmas! an 422 TES F-15C.... F35A delivery to Luke AFB.... and lots of locals.

F-35A did a wing wave as she was doing her take off.... F-15C spot with the new IRST21 pod.

Click here for more pic and details!
http://airwingspotter.com/knfw-12-17-2015/

here are some of the actions we caught that day!

DaveC
www.airwingspotter.com

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Unread post30 Dec 2015, 00:37

davechng4321 wrote:..F-35A did a wing wave as she was doing her take off.... F-15C spot with the new IRST21 pod..


..enjoyed the pics!

That new IRST sensor appears to be of the EOTS legacy.....the sensor pod could to be able to incorporate 1/2 to 3/4 of the DAS, when it can be developed.

Lots of F-15/ 16/ 18/ 22? "stuff" brewing from the LM/ F-35 program. :)
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Unread post30 Dec 2015, 05:47

The new IRST21 pod is pure LM and owes all it's heritage to the AAS-42 on the Tomcat. No Northrup (EOTS) DNA in the mix.

http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/produc ... Track.html
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Unread post30 Dec 2015, 06:17

SpudmanWP wrote:The new IRST21 pod is pure LM and owes all it's heritage to the AAS-42 on the Tomcat. ...


Sorry, no issue with the TC legacy, but was referring to the pod functions "Data from the IR sensor is fused with other on-board sensor data to provide maximum situational awareness to the warfighter".

http://defense-update.com/20150212_irst_pod.html


..and this one alluding to the pod as a comm-node...

http://www.defensenews.com/story/defens ... /23182593/

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Unread post31 Dec 2015, 05:39

According to Tyler Rogaway (he made a post on his site) it is a Talon HATE pod that is used to create a tactical BACN. I was kind of wondering why that pod was massive.

The C-model was always the plane I dreamt of flying.
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Unread post31 Dec 2015, 05:53

slapshot! wrote:According to Tyler Rogaway


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Unread post31 Dec 2015, 08:34

sferrin wrote:
slapshot! wrote:According to Tyler Rogaway


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I know, I know. Some of his stuff is.... readable.

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