Lockheed Martin reveal hypersonic weapon for F-35

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Unread post07 May 2019, 10:04

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Is it just me or that looks like a hypersonic glider than a scramjet missile?
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Unread post07 May 2019, 10:53

The F-35B should be able to carry this too having similar 5000 lb inner pylon capacity.
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Unread post07 May 2019, 12:48

marsavian wrote:The F-35B should be able to carry this too having similar 5000 lb inner pylon capacity.

STOVL fighter will ablity to launch hypersonic missile
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Unread post07 May 2019, 13:15

I really thought we'd see hypersonic weapons more akin to rocketpacks by now. INS with DU tips and delayed fuses. Hitting from 20km at Mach 5+ to crack concrete bunkers wide open on the cheap.
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Unread post07 May 2019, 13:57

Was anyone here around in the 80s? A-10s with these suckers would have been awesome.

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Unread post07 May 2019, 14:46

LM's counter to proponents of F-15EX as a future launch platform for hypersonic missiles.
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Unread post07 May 2019, 15:04

crosshairs wrote:Was anyone here around in the 80s? A-10s with these suckers would have been awesome.


Go look up "hypervelocity missile" on Secret Projects. Still waiting to hear the tale of how they modified the XF-108 Rapier into a Vigilante, including using many of the Rapier's systems. :roll: :lmao:
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Unread post07 May 2019, 15:16

madrat wrote:I really thought we'd see hypersonic weapons more akin to rocketpacks by now. INS with DU tips and delayed fuses. Hitting from 20km at Mach 5+ to crack concrete bunkers wide open on the cheap.

a small DU dart will be fairly ineffective against bunker
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Unread post07 May 2019, 15:25

where is the air inlet?
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The artist's conception of an F-35C firing a HAWC derivative first appeared at the Navy League's annual Sea, Air, Space convention just outside of Washington, D.C., on May 6, 2019. The rendering shows the stealth aircraft configured to carry two of these weapons externally, one under each wing. In April 2018, the U.S. Air Force, working together with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), awarded Lockheed Martin a contract worth approximately $928 million for the development of HAWC.
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Unread post07 May 2019, 16:29

There were two paths in development, Boost-Glide and Boost-Scramjet. This is the Boost-Glide version.
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Unread post07 May 2019, 18:55

SpudmanWP wrote:There were two paths in development, Boost-Glide and Boost-Scramjet. This is the Boost-Glide version.

But HAWC stand for hyper sonic air breathing weapon concept, boost glide do not have an engine so i don't think they can be called air breathing
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Unread post07 May 2019, 19:01

You are assuming that PowerPoint prepares & the reporters who watch their presentations know the difference.

Then again, maybe it's a pop-out inlet :)
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Unread post07 May 2019, 20:06

SpudmanWP wrote:You are assuming that PowerPoint prepares & the reporters who watch their presentations know the difference.

Then again, maybe it's a pop-out inlet :)


Or under a fairing.
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Unread post07 May 2019, 21:22

Or the inlet design is proprietary (3D?) and they don't want to share it.
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Unread post08 May 2019, 01:14

Have the Navy considered slinging a SM-6 under the F-35 wing for near term anti-air and surface capability? They can get a Mach 3.5 missile with a range way greater than 250nm (this is the surface launched range) with some software tweaks i suppose.
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