Monday, December 31, 2018

The part of the "DNA" from the F-22 and F-35 that will make the F-16 Block 70 lethal is the AESA according to Dave Majumdar

via Yahoo.
How F-22 and F-35 'DNA' Will Make the 'New' F-16 Viper a Real Killer

Key point: "At the core of the F-16 Block 70 is the Northrop Grumman APG-83 Active Electronically Scanned Array radar, which is based on technology leveraged from the F-22 Raptor and the F-35 and can track more than 20 targets simultaneously." 

Lockheed Martin has received a massive $1.12 billion contract from the U.S. government to produce 16 advanced F-16 Block 70 Fighting Falcons for Bahrain.

The “undefinitized contract action award” means that the Royal Bahraini Air Force will become the first operator of the most advanced and capable version of F-16 ever designed.
Story here. 

Read the whole thing but excuse me for a second while I chest thump a bit.

I've heard all the experts talk about sensor fusion, and sensor node and quarterback for the fleet and how it will allow deep strike via HIMARS.

I said bullshit.  It's the AESA.

I was shot down.  It's not that simple they said. 

Apparently it is.

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