Tag Archives: IRST

EXCLUSIVE: USAF AGGRESSORS FLY WITH IRST POD

                    It appears that the USAF is getting very serious about the passive detection threat posed by modern infra-red search and track (IRST) systems, most notably against aircraft optimized for minimal … Read the rest of this entry

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USAF Capabilities Roundup!

Robert Wall and Amy Butler give a great snapshot of the USAF’s current and future wants and needs under ever-increasing budgetary pressure. Of important note: -F-15C will NOT get an IRST for now but may possibly get a Sniper pod. … 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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FORGET THE IRST, F-15C MAY GET SNIPER PODS

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