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https://plus.google.com/107811014808488620925 Doug Allen : JSF coverup: Engine troubles have gone from bad to worse... For those of you have either away on vacation...
JSF coverup: Engine troubles have gone from bad to worse...
For those of you have either away on vacation or living under a rock this past summer; the F-35 has had some major engine issues. Let us recap: On June 23rd, a F-35A caught fire prior to taking off at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. The F-35A was suspended...
JSF coverup: Engine troubles have gone from bad to worse...
For those of you have either away on vacation or living under a rock this past summer; the F-35 has had some major engine issues. Let us recap: On June 23rd, a F-35A caught fire prior to taking off at Eglin Air Force Base in...
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https://plus.google.com/102809582729594614853 markis DeLaGhetto : F-35 Ford Mustang
F-35 Ford Mustang
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https://plus.google.com/112697479460416942008 floyd oleary : If the terrorists are going to go after us along with N/K, Libya selling weapons and all there groups...
If the terrorists are going to go after us along with N/K, Libya selling weapons and all there groups, it is time to consider poking them in the ribs . No holds barred , hit where ever and whenever a positive result can be obtained. Build more drones to work with F-22s and F-35 when they get here. Pull out the stops and show the what a real ass kicking looks like !! If they use IEDs use mine that can be turned off and on. Make them to self destruct after a period of time . Control their movements ,where they go and when. They do not belong to the Geneva convention of war. Put the hammer down NOW .
Britain's Cameron asks for tough anti-terrorism laws to defeat 'scourge of extremism'
Britain Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed sweeping legislation to combat terrorism, amid the fast and powerful rise of the Islamic extremist group Islamic State.
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https://plus.google.com/114304310133750590173 Hi Tech Redneck Hank Esquivias : Weapons & Technology - F-35 Fighter Jet
Weapons & Technology - F-35 Fighter Jet
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https://plus.google.com/116279432555439538485 JW C : Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod  (AN/AAQ-33) The Lockheed Martin Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP),...
Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod  (AN/AAQ-33)

The Lockheed Martin Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP), designated AN/AAQ-33 in U.S. Military Service, provides positive target identification, autonomous tracking, coordinate generation, and precise weapons guidance from extended standoff ranges. The Sniper ATP is used on the B-52H Stratofortress, B-1B Lancer, F-15E Strike Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon, A-10 Thunderbolt II, UK Harrier GR9, and Canadian CF-18 Hornet. The Sniper ATP is in service with Norway, Oman, Poland, Singapore, Canada, Belgium, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and the UK MoD. In July 2007, Sniper ATP was acquired by Pakistan, making it the tenth country in the world to be in possession of the Sniper pod. The Sniper ATP contains a laser designator and tracker for guiding laser-guided bombs. The pod also features a third-generation FLIR receiver and a CCD television camera. FLIR allows observation and tracking in low light / no light situations, while the CCD camera allows the same functions during day time operations.
A team of Lockheed Martin UK, BAE Systems and SELEX Galileo (formerly Selex S&AS) has successfully demonstrated and flown a Sniper ATP on board a Tornado GR4 combat aircraft.
The U.S. Air Force initial seven-year contract for Sniper ATP has potential value in excess of $843 million. The Sniper ATP has delivered over 125 pods and the U.S. Air Force plans to procure at least 522 Sniper ATPs.
PANTERA is the export equivalent to the Lockheed Martin Sniper Extended Range (XR) targeting pod.
The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is built with the equivalent of the Sniper XR in its onboard sensors.

History
In August 2001, the U.S. Air Force announced Lockheed Martin's Sniper as the winner of the ATP competition. The contract provides for pods and associated equipment, spares, and support of the F-16 and F-15E aircraft for the total force, active-duty Air Force and Air National Guard.
In 2014, the USAF declared initial operational capability for the Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod - Sensor Enhancement (ATP-SE), which included sensor and networking improvements.

Design 
The Sniper ATP is a single, lightweight pod with much lower aerodynamic drag than the legacy systems it replaces. The Sniper possesses advanced targeting technology and its image processing allows aircrews to detect and identify tactical-size targets outside threat rings for the destruction of enemy air defense mission, as well as outside jet noise ranges for urban counter-insurgency operations. It offers a 3-5 times increase in detection range over the legacy LANTIRN system. It is currently flying on the U.S. Air Force and multinational F-16, F-15, B-1B, CF-18, Harrier, A-10, B-52 and Tornado aircraft.
The Sniper ATP incorporates a multi-spectral sensor capability with a high-resolution, mid-wave third-generation FLIR and a CCD-TV. Advanced sensors, combined with advanced image processing algorithms and rock-steady stabilization produce target identification ranges that permit operations minimizing exposure to many threat systems. The dual-mode laser offers an eye safe mode for urban combat and training operations, along with a laser-guided bomb designation laser for guiding in these precision munitions.
For target coordination with ground and air forces, a laser spot tracker, a laser marker, and a TV quality video down link to joint terminal air controllers improve rapid target detection / identification. Sniper ATP provides high-resolution imagery highly sought after for the non-traditional intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance mission. Sniper ATP is the only targeting pod being used in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom on F-16's, F-15E's, and B-1B's.
For ease of maintenance, Sniper ATP's revolutionary optical bed design, optimal partitioning, and diagnostic capabilities permit true two-level maintenance, eliminating costly intermediate-level support. Automated built-in test permits a flightline maintainer to isolate and replace an LRU (Line Replaceable Unit) in under 20 minutes to get the pod back up to full mission capable status.


Operators
Egyptian Air Force
Royal Jordanian Air Force
Turkish Air Force
United Arab Emirates Air Force
USAF
Pakistani Air Force
Royal Saudi Air Force
Royal Air Force of Oman
Royal Moroccan Air Force
Polish Air Force
Belgian Air Force
Royal Canadian Air Force
Royal Norwegian Air Force
Republic of Singapore Air Force
Royal Thai Air Force 

Specifications
Primary Function: Positive identification, automatic tracking and laser designation
Prime Contractor: Lockheed Martin
Length: 94 inches (239 centimeters)
Diameter: 11.9 inches (30 centimeters)
Weight: 440 pounds (199 kilograms)
Aircraft: F-15E, F-16 Block 30/40/50, A-10, B-1, B-52, CF-18, Harrier, Tornado
Sensors: Mid-wave third generation FLIR, dual mode eye-safe, laser designator, CCD-TV, laser spot tracker and laser marker
Date Deployed: January 2005
Inventory: Not available.
*Competitive Device: Northrop Grumman Corporation LITENING targeting pod

Source (Wikipidia)


#Military     #TargetingPod  
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https://plus.google.com/102452271284938849305 Inside All Military Stuff : Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod  (AN/AAQ-33) The Lockheed Martin Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP),...
Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod  (AN/AAQ-33)

The Lockheed Martin Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP), designated AN/AAQ-33 in U.S. Military Service, provides positive target identification, autonomous tracking, coordinate generation, and precise weapons guidance from extended standoff ranges. The Sniper ATP is used on the B-52H Stratofortress, B-1B Lancer, F-15E Strike Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon, A-10 Thunderbolt II, UK Harrier GR9, and Canadian CF-18 Hornet. The Sniper ATP is in service with Norway, Oman, Poland, Singapore, Canada, Belgium, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and the UK MoD. In July 2007, Sniper ATP was acquired by Pakistan, making it the tenth country in the world to be in possession of the Sniper pod. The Sniper ATP contains a laser designator and tracker for guiding laser-guided bombs. The pod also features a third-generation FLIR receiver and a CCD television camera. FLIR allows observation and tracking in low light / no light situations, while the CCD camera allows the same functions during day time operations.
A team of Lockheed Martin UK, BAE Systems and SELEX Galileo (formerly Selex S&AS) has successfully demonstrated and flown a Sniper ATP on board a Tornado GR4 combat aircraft.
The U.S. Air Force initial seven-year contract for Sniper ATP has potential value in excess of $843 million. The Sniper ATP has delivered over 125 pods and the U.S. Air Force plans to procure at least 522 Sniper ATPs.
PANTERA is the export equivalent to the Lockheed Martin Sniper Extended Range (XR) targeting pod.
The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is built with the equivalent of the Sniper XR in its onboard sensors.

History
In August 2001, the U.S. Air Force announced Lockheed Martin's Sniper as the winner of the ATP competition. The contract provides for pods and associated equipment, spares, and support of the F-16 and F-15E aircraft for the total force, active-duty Air Force and Air National Guard.
In 2014, the USAF declared initial operational capability for the Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod - Sensor Enhancement (ATP-SE), which included sensor and networking improvements.

Design 
The Sniper ATP is a single, lightweight pod with much lower aerodynamic drag than the legacy systems it replaces. The Sniper possesses advanced targeting technology and its image processing allows aircrews to detect and identify tactical-size targets outside threat rings for the destruction of enemy air defense mission, as well as outside jet noise ranges for urban counter-insurgency operations. It offers a 3-5 times increase in detection range over the legacy LANTIRN system. It is currently flying on the U.S. Air Force and multinational F-16, F-15, B-1B, CF-18, Harrier, A-10, B-52 and Tornado aircraft.
The Sniper ATP incorporates a multi-spectral sensor capability with a high-resolution, mid-wave third-generation FLIR and a CCD-TV. Advanced sensors, combined with advanced image processing algorithms and rock-steady stabilization produce target identification ranges that permit operations minimizing exposure to many threat systems. The dual-mode laser offers an eye safe mode for urban combat and training operations, along with a laser-guided bomb designation laser for guiding in these precision munitions.
For target coordination with ground and air forces, a laser spot tracker, a laser marker, and a TV quality video down link to joint terminal air controllers improve rapid target detection / identification. Sniper ATP provides high-resolution imagery highly sought after for the non-traditional intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance mission. Sniper ATP is the only targeting pod being used in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom on F-16's, F-15E's, and B-1B's.
For ease of maintenance, Sniper ATP's revolutionary optical bed design, optimal partitioning, and diagnostic capabilities permit true two-level maintenance, eliminating costly intermediate-level support. Automated built-in test permits a flightline maintainer to isolate and replace an LRU (Line Replaceable Unit) in under 20 minutes to get the pod back up to full mission capable status.


Operators
Egyptian Air Force
Royal Jordanian Air Force
Turkish Air Force
United Arab Emirates Air Force
USAF
Pakistani Air Force
Royal Saudi Air Force
Royal Air Force of Oman
Royal Moroccan Air Force
Polish Air Force
Belgian Air Force
Royal Canadian Air Force
Royal Norwegian Air Force
Republic of Singapore Air Force
Royal Thai Air Force 

Specifications
Primary Function: Positive identification, automatic tracking and laser designation
Prime Contractor: Lockheed Martin
Length: 94 inches (239 centimeters)
Diameter: 11.9 inches (30 centimeters)
Weight: 440 pounds (199 kilograms)
Aircraft: F-15E, F-16 Block 30/40/50, A-10, B-1, B-52, CF-18, Harrier, Tornado
Sensors: Mid-wave third generation FLIR, dual mode eye-safe, laser designator, CCD-TV, laser spot tracker and laser marker
Date Deployed: January 2005
Inventory: Not available.
*Competitive Device: Northrop Grumman Corporation LITENING targeting pod

Source (Wikipidia)


#Military     #TargetingPod  
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https://plus.google.com/110236071668406901815 JOSEPH BARBER : Americans Have Spent Enough Money On A Broken Plane To Buy Every Homeless Person A Mansion Just days...
Americans Have Spent Enough Money On A Broken Plane To Buy Every Homeless Person A Mansion

Just days before its international debut at an airshow in the United Kingdom, the entire fleet of the Pentagon’s next generation fighter plane — known as the F-35 II Lightning, or the Joint Strike Fighter — has been grounded, highlighting just what a boondoggle the project has been. With the vast amounts spent so far on the aircraft, the United States could have worked wonders, including providing every homeless person in the U.S. a $600,000 home
F-35 Spending Could Buy Every Homeless Person A Mansion
F-35 Spending Could Buy Every Homeless Person A Mansion EDUCATE! BUDGET, CORRUPTION, HOMELESSNESS, WARS AND MILITARISM  Above photo: An F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in its natural habitat: the ground. CREDIT: AP Photo/Lockheed ...
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https://plus.google.com/116936211734590684046 Airline Pilot Hiring : F-35 II Lightning Pilot Interview
F-35 II Lightning Pilot Interview
Watch the video: F-35 II lightning jet fighter pilot interview
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Lockheed's F-35 next gen fighter test pilot talks about flying the world's most advanced warplane - using iPad and Siri technology. The state of the art jet ...
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https://plus.google.com/108451962207360369278 Phil Stracchino : F-35 engine delivery delayed. Bottom line, a supplier got caught delivering below-spec titanium and...
F-35 engine delivery delayed.

Bottom line, a supplier got caught delivering below-spec titanium and lying about it.

Apparently making titanium stock is beyond fiddly, and since a good sample and a bad sample can look exactly alike, part of the manufacturing process is documenting which plants where did what processes on what stuff.

My brother-in-law has mentioned how very exacting the standards become, and how that affects cost, when the ultimate vehicle is going to be manned. Kind of like building certification for human occupancy on super-steroids.

Lying about manufacturing stuff for carrying humans is about the lowest, scummiest thing a company can do. So PW's solution is to tell all their parts manufacturers that they will no longer accept parts made from materials produced by this company.

The titanium supplier is acting like it's a corporate death sentence, and it probably is. For just cause.

The supplier is saying, "No fair! You're ruining our business without telling us what tests our stuff flunked."

PW is saying, "You had it in your hands before you sold it. If you didn't rigorously test it before you represented it and sold it, not our problem."

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-29/pratt-whitney-halted-f-35-engine-delivery-over-titanium.html
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https://plus.google.com/108233958384842029831 Julie Cochrane : F-35 engine delivery delayed. Bottom line, a supplier got caught delivering below-spec titanium and...
F-35 engine delivery delayed.

Bottom line, a supplier got caught delivering below-spec titanium and lying about it.

Apparently making titanium stock is beyond fiddly, and since a good sample and a bad sample can look exactly alike, part of the manufacturing process is documenting which plants where did what processes on what stuff.

My brother-in-law has mentioned how very exacting the standards become, and how that affects cost, when the ultimate vehicle is going to be manned. Kind of like building certification for human occupancy on super-steroids.

Lying about manufacturing stuff for carrying humans is about the lowest, scummiest thing a company can do. So PW's solution is to tell all their parts manufacturers that they will no longer accept parts made from materials produced by this company.

The titanium supplier is acting like it's a corporate death sentence, and it probably is. For just cause.

The supplier is saying, "No fair! You're ruining our business without telling us what tests our stuff flunked."

PW is saying, "You had it in your hands before you sold it. If you didn't rigorously test it before you represented it and sold it, not our problem."

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-29/pratt-whitney-halted-f-35-engine-delivery-over-titanium.html
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https://plus.google.com/102163751919786913252 Jason Nguyen : Eyeing China, Japan's defense ministry seeks record budget to defend southern islands By Associated ...
Eyeing China, Japan's defense ministry seeks record budget to defend southern islands
By Associated Press TOKYO – Japan's Defense Ministry on Friday requested money for F-35 stealth fighter jets as part of its biggest-ever budget to bolster its ability to defend remote southern islands, including ones also claimed by an increasingly asserti...
Eyeing China, Japan's defense ministry seeks record budget to defend southern islands
By Associated Press TOKYO – Japan's Defense Ministry on Friday requested money for F-35 stealth fighter jets as part of its biggest-ever budget to bolster its ability to defend remote southern islands, including ones also cl...
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https://plus.google.com/109213827207284279286 Michael Meme : I know this doesn't have much to do with this community but I'm a veteran and this is how I feel about...
I know this doesn't have much to do with this community but I'm a veteran and this is how I feel about the situation on the be heading of an American if anyone objects tell me and I will gladley delete it.
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https://plus.google.com/100040596887784303662 เสมา สัมมา : 2015 Ford Mustang F 35 lighting edition 2
2015 Ford Mustang F 35 lighting edition 2
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https://plus.google.com/114714498480502380705 Anto Dwi Putra : F-35 Joint Strike Fighter - One Cool Jet Plane: http://youtu.be/i7s59qe5mPE
F-35 Joint Strike Fighter - One Cool Jet Plane: http://youtu.be/i7s59qe5mPE
Watch the video: F-35 Joint Strike Fighter - One Cool Jet Plane
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The F-35 is the world's most advanced multi-role fighter jet. It can take off in a short hop, plus it can hover and land like a helicopter. The short takeoff...
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https://plus.google.com/114263858125292032092 HoaMai Dalat : Eyeing China, Japan's defense ministry seeks record budget to defend southern islands By Associated ...
Eyeing China, Japan's defense ministry seeks record budget to defend southern islands
By Associated Press TOKYO – Japan's Defense Ministry on Friday requested money for F-35 stealth fighter jets as part of its biggest-ever budget to bolster its ability to defend remote southern islands, including ones also claimed by an increasingly asserti...
Eyeing China, Japan's defense ministry seeks record budget to defend southern islands
By Associated Press TOKYO – Japan's Defense Ministry on Friday requested money for F-35 stealth fighter jets as part of its biggest-ever budget to bolster its ability to defend remote southern islands, including ones also cl...
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https://plus.google.com/105101891197470158525 Vnchdalat Tran : Eyeing China, Japan's defense ministry seeks record budget to defend southern islands By Associated ...
Eyeing China, Japan's defense ministry seeks record budget to defend southern islands
By Associated Press TOKYO – Japan's Defense Ministry on Friday requested money for F-35 stealth fighter jets as part of its biggest-ever budget to bolster its ability to defend remote southern islands, including ones also claimed by an increasingly asserti...
Eyeing China, Japan's defense ministry seeks record budget to defend southern islands
By Associated Press TOKYO – Japan's Defense Ministry on Friday requested money for F-35 stealth fighter jets as part of its biggest-ever budget to bolster its ability to defend remote southern islands, including ones also cl...
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https://plus.google.com/105572156109558567075 David Crosswell : Declaration of intent. The decision to purchase the F-35 is a definite liability, however:
Declaration of intent.
The decision to purchase the F-35 is a definite liability, however:
Japan defense min. wants record budget
Japan’s Defense Ministry makes largest-ever budget request amid tensions with China.
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https://plus.google.com/103586488097453018710 USAPhotos Do : Eyeing China, Japan's defense ministry seeks record budget to defend southern islands By Associated ...
Eyeing China, Japan's defense ministry seeks record budget to defend southern islands
By Associated Press TOKYO – Japan's Defense Ministry on Friday requested money for F-35 stealth fighter jets as part of its biggest-ever budget to bolster its ability to defend remote southern islands, including ones also claimed by an increasingly asserti...
Eyeing China, Japan's defense ministry seeks record budget to defend southern islands
By Associated Press TOKYO – Japan's Defense Ministry on Friday requested money for F-35 stealth fighter jets as part of its biggest-ever budget to bolster its ability to defend remote southern islands, including ones also cl...
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