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F-35’s DISTRIBUTED APERTURE SYSTEM GOES TO SEA AS “SILENT WATCH”

Possibly the most “popular” new capability featured on the highly controversial F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is the aircraft’s Distributed Aperture System, otherwise known as “DAS” for short. DAS is a unique system that pairs an array of cameras installed around … Read the rest of this entry

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F-35’S DAS DETECTS TANK & AAA FIRE, SHOWS INCREDIBLE PROMISE ACROSS A WIDE ARRAY OF POTENTIAL PLATFORMS

The most exciting part of the F-35 program is the aircraft’s unique “Distributed Aperture System” which provides an almost panoptic sphere of situational awareness around the jet at both short and medium ranges. In the video above the manufacturer claims … Read the rest of this entry

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CARRIER BASED F-35Cs WILL HAVE TO RETURN TO THE MANUFACTURER FOR STEALTH SKIN REPAIRS

Flightglobal has a nice little piece, linked below, describing the modifications that will have to be made to America’s nuclear powered aircraft carriers so that they can support the F-35C. Interestingly enough, the ship will not have facilities for low … Read the rest of this entry

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MORE JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER NEWS: PROGRESS IS A RELATIVE TERM WHEN IT COMES TO ALL THINGS F-35

One of the other major issues with the F-35, its super cool but super finicky advanced helmet mounted display, is going to finally get the testing attention it desperately needs as program officials are designating one F-35 exclusively for helmet … Read the rest of this entry

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ASTONISHING MUST WATCH VIDEO!: SEE THE F-35s AVIONICS SUITE IN ACTION

This is a fantastic video posted over at Engaget featuring the F-35 unclassified simulator and how all the sensors fuse together to create a truly point and click fighter jet. Keep in mind that aside from the F-35’s low radar … Read the rest of this entry

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F-35 NEWS UPDATE!: June 28th, 2012

F-35’s DISTRIBUTED APERTURE SYSTEM & APG-81 RADAR DETECTS & TRACKS BALLISTIC MISSILES What an amazing capability serious growth potential, not just in the F-35 but in other manned and unmanned platforms as well! —————————————————————————————————————— NEW WEAPON FOR F-35 MAY BE … Read the rest of this entry

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F-35 NEWS ROUNDUP!: June 19th, 2012

I think its time we all got caught up on what is and is not happening in the Joint Strike Fighter world. First off, lets start with something positive. The F-35 looks bad-ass in full burner at night, and with … Read the rest of this entry

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AN ABSOLUTE MUST READ!: Bill Sweetman Over @ Aviationweek Wraps Up All The F-35’s Problems And Puts Them In Fantastic Perspective!

UNREAL. This aircraft has been in testing for years, designed well over a decade before that and it is having so many severe problems that it makes NO SENSE in continuing with the program. No matter how fantastic the concept is … Read the rest of this entry

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F-35’s NEW HELMET NOT WHAT WAS PROMISED

Read this article from about 6 months ago: http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=5828022 So it would seem that Vision Systems original helmet that looked like it was right out of the latest Sci-Fi blockbuster was a bit of a dud and the F-35’s ground … Read the rest of this entry

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F-35: IF MANEUVERABILITY IS IRRELEVANT WHY DO WE NEED A FIGHTER AT ALL?

The F-35s Distributive Aperture System (DAS) is amongst its strongest attributes. It makes sense that it could cue High-Off-Bore-Sight (HOBS) missiles to their targets via data-link,  without the launching aircraft needing to turn almost at all. In other words, at the merge, … Read the rest of this entry

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