Terma displays F-35 multi-mission pod at Farnborough

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Unread post10 Jul 2012, 13:53

FARNBOROUGH: Terma displays F-35 multimission pod
By Greg Waldron Farnborough 09 Jul 2012


"Danish firm Terma is displaying its multimission pod for the Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter aircraft for the first time at Farnborough. The pod can be configured to carry a range of equipment such as an external cannon, additional sensors and jammers.

The carbonfibre pod is optimised for low observability, meaning it will not radically increase the stealthy F-35's radar cross section. The company adds that the pod's light, carbonfibre structure is also good for fuel efficiency.

The company has already delivered 17 of the pods equipped with cannons to the US government for use aboard US Navy F-35Cs and US Marine F-35Bs..."

Source: http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articl ... od-374017/
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Unread post10 Jul 2012, 13:54

F-35 Multi Mission Pod on Display
2012-07-10

"...In 2004, Terma won the contract to design, develop, qualify, and produce F-35 Gun Pods for the F-35B and F-35C in partnership with General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics.

The F-35 Pod is a full monocoque composite structure in carbon fiber. It passed engineering test and qualification and has flown on the F-35 in February 2012 and is currently in the LRIP production phase.

The F-35 Pod Enclosure will provide real estate on the F-35, which can be used to expand the F-35 Special Mission functionality, by allowing the F-35 to fly Next Generation EW and ISR systems, such as Jammers and EO sensors...."

Source: http://www.terma.com/media/199994/img_8360_464.png


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Unread post10 Jul 2012, 17:45

Geogen suggesting we put a 12" LW QWIP IRST in the pod in

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Unread post10 Jul 2012, 17:59

I wonder if we could fit some future compact DEW in it for point-defense or offensive roles... :wink: :wink:
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Unread post10 Jul 2012, 18:07

I was thinking of a "self defense" version of NGJ.

btw, The central store location is wired with the same fiber interconnects as the other A2G stations.
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Unread post10 Jul 2012, 18:17

What happens if the foe uses a 14" LW QWIP IRST as a countermeasure, along with ramjet powered AAMS with tri mode seekers, and advanced jamming pods? 8)
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Unread post10 Jul 2012, 18:24

Use a NGJ (Next Generation Jedi) pod...

Use the Force to detect them ;)
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Unread post10 Jul 2012, 18:42

SpudmanWP wrote:Use a NGJ (Next Generation Jedi) pod...

Use the Force to detect them ;)


Dang you Spud, this is a new laptop that I nearly snorted soda all over. You should warn us before making a funny next time :)
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Unread post10 Jul 2012, 18:44

SpudmanWP wrote:..12" LW QWIP IRST in the pod .....


Wow! Wouldn't that be better located in an E-2/ E-3! :shock: :lol:
With the area of that, it might take a "weapons bay" sized computer to keep up with the tracks! :roll:

Great idea! :idea: , maybe a Block 6? :?:
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Unread post10 Jul 2012, 19:06

Use the Force Luke AFB, Use the Force.
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Unread post10 Jul 2012, 19:07

neptune wrote:Wow! Wouldn't that be better located in an E-2/ E-3! :shock: :lol:
With the area of that, it might take a "weapons bay" sized computer to keep up with the tracks! :roll: :
Um, you do know 12" is 12 inches and not 12 feet, right?
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Unread post10 Jul 2012, 20:18

All right,,, are seeing multiple "stealthy" pods hanging under future aircrafts? Back to the old days.
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Unread post10 Jul 2012, 20:55

megasun wrote:All right,,, are seeing multiple "stealthy" pods hanging under future aircrafts? Back to the old days.


The more things change, the more they stay the same.
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Unread post10 Jul 2012, 21:03

SpudmanWP wrote:[...Um, you do know 12" is 12 inches and not 12 feet, right?


That's appears to be about 3x the AAS-42 detector??? That could be a lot of miles and a number of busy tracks. :wink:
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Unread post10 Jul 2012, 21:07

I was not speaking of the detector, but of the lens/aperture.
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