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Unread post17 Apr 2021, 12:44


ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --
For the first time ever, Air Force personnel livestreamed F-35 data directly from the aircraft’s mission systems computers to a connected computer tablet during a ground test March 31, 2021, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

The event was a milestone for the Fighter Optimization eXperiment (FoX), a project that seeks to rapidly integrate advanced software and hardware technologies to maximize the F-35’s lethality and survivability, while creating an agile development test tool and fielded combat multiplier for all DoD aircraft.

“In order to stay competitive, we have to innovate,” said Lt. Col. Raven “Rost” LeClair. “It’s as simple as that. We are trying to find ways to go faster for less money, to bring more capability per dollar, and to push more capabilities to the warfighter more quickly… We want to shift timelines from capabilities being fielded in years to being fielded in a matter of months or weeks; both hardware and software.”


https://www.afrc.af.mil/News/Article-Di ... velopment/
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Unread post17 Apr 2021, 13:41

I wondered what the hell this was all about, the diagram attached from the article may help in this respect from above:

Reserve Airman makes history with innovative Project FoX/F-35 development
By Jamal Sutter, 413th Flight Test Group Public Affairs / Published April 16, 2021
https://www.afrc.af.mil/News/Article-Di ... velopment/
Diagram: "The Fighter Optimization eXperiment (FoX) is a project that seeks to rapidly integrate advanced software and hardware technologies to maximize the F-35’s lethality and survivability, while creating an agile development test tool and fielded combat multiplier for all DoD aircraft. The Project FoX team recently conducted a ground test at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, where they proved they could successfully take data output from a flight test instrumentation system and convert an F-35’s data to communicate with mobile applications running on a commercial tablet. Ultimately, the team seeks to transform the combat capability acquisition landscape by making the best tools in the industry and government available to any combat platform through a DoD Combat App Store. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Jamal D. Sutter) https://media.defense.gov/2021/Apr/16/2 ... 4-0001.JPG (0.9Mb)

Text that is barely readable in the FoXy graphic:
The FOUR Pillars of Project FoX https://media.defense.gov/2021/Apr/16/2 ... 4-0001.JPG

"Cyber Secure Fox Box: Equipped with a cyber-secure chip set and cyber-attack countermeasures, FoX BoX will run high-level, AI-capable computer processing beyond the ability of legacy aircraft hardware. FoX BoX will act as a universal hardware interface to communicate with various platforms, allowing commercial tablets to function as the aircrew interface.

Combat Aircraft: The FoX BoX and FoX-enabled tablets will be compatible with all DoD platforms, optimising capabilities and delivering new hardware and software solutions to the warfighter in months, rather than years.

Universal Gov't Interface: FoX Operating System will convert proprietary aircraft data format into an open architecture government owned interface, enabling rapid innovation and increased market competition.

DoD Combat App Store: The DoD Combat App Store will house the best tools in the industry and government, available to any combat platform. Apps will be customized to solve the tactical challenges of the moment through state-of-the-art machine learning and artificial intelligence infused toolsets."
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Unread post17 Apr 2021, 14:00

I am not sure what the equation is, but one exists that describes the inverse relationship between chance of success of a project or technology and the number of people involved and the number of buzzwords used in describing said project or technology. Some buzzwords have more weight, like "warfighter."
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Unread post17 Apr 2021, 14:47

So you think there are four pillocks for the foxy lady? See/hear song video from the deep past with alternate reality extra.

Jimi Hendrix - 01. Foxy Lady https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HOWPnAopRQ


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Unread post17 Apr 2021, 16:34

"Okay, looks like we've got 16 J-10s and 8 J-31s on the way."

"There's an app for that."

"....and I think you can order drone delivered kung pao chicken on the same app."
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Unread post19 Apr 2021, 00:04

Project FoX Brings Tablet-Based Apps To F-35 Stealth Fighter Cockpits
The new initiative envisages an air combat 'app store' that has software for all types of uses that can run on a tablet in the cockpit.


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Unread post05 May 2021, 20:32

Around the USAF: Project FOX https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aapGL1R-Kc

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Unread post05 May 2021, 23:48

Do the app(s) display "Game Over" when you get shot down? Sorry, I had to go there :mrgreen:
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Unread post06 May 2021, 01:09

"ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US" is the end...
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