The American fighter F-35 is being prepared for confrontation, the Russian su-57 and the Chinese J-20

BBC introduce new information about the enemy aircraft in the database of the F-35 about the threats that the pilots could accurately identify enemy vehicles operating in hazardous areas around the world. According to representatives of command of the air force, these aircraft Chinese fighter stealth J-20 and the Russian fifth generation aircraft T-50 PAK FA (su-57).

The flight data file is called the brain of the aircraft. This is an extensive on-Board systems, accumulating information about geographical conditions, airspace and potential threats in areas where the F-35 can engage in combat operations.

“You are monitoring for changes in the nature of threats and the new information is included in the updated files of flight data on the basis of the approved priorities. Files flight data are transferred to the marine corps and the US air force for operations, testing, training and exercises,” — said the publication of Warrior Maven official representative of the United States air force major Emily Grabowski.

The flight data packages consist of hardware and software. In fact, it is a database of known threats and their aircraft in specific parts of the globe. The work on these files is continuing in the laboratory of reprogramming air force base Eglin in Florida.

Files of flight data designed to work together with the onboard receiver radar warning receiver, which locates and identifies approaching planes and missiles of the enemy. The idea is to use the long range sensors of F-35 aircraft to detect threats, then this information is collated in real time with information from the database about enemy threats. All this is done in flight. If this can be done on-range application of firepower, the F-35 out of reach of the enemy, the plane will be able to identify and destroy air targets even before he was exposed by his fire effects.

Bundles of files of flight data are loaded with a large amount of diverse information, including details on commercial Airliners, and the Russian and Chinese fighters. For example, the system flight data allows the pilot to quickly identify the Russian MiG-29 if it was picked up by the detection devices of the F-35.

“Flight data file based on the specific needs,” said Grabowski.

Lab on Eglin achieves new successes, but in the process of integrating the files of flight data for the F-35 is some delay, therefore the pace of work has to accelerate, so the existing aircraft opened the most extensive library of threats.

Su-57Открытый source

All of the air force to develop 12 different packets of flight data for 12 geographical regions as the air force reported Warrior Maven in a previous interview.

Grabowski said information from the flight data files on specific enemy planes and about specific areas of global threats is not freely available for security reasons. However, it is reported that this technology currently supports the latest configuration software of the F-35 under the name of 3f.

Unit 3f, being the latest upgrade of the software extends the capabilities of multirole strike fighter for the delivery of weapons to the target and gives him the ability to drop bombs of small calibre, managed 220-pound bomb with a conventional warhead JDAM and launching of aircraft short-range missiles AIM 9X.

“Flight data shall be prepared and implemented to support version 2B, 3i and 3f,” added Grabowski.

The BBC are already working on the fourth package, which should be ready by 2020 or 2021. After the first batch aircraft will be equipped with new software packages gradually within two years to all the time to stay ahead of emerging threats. The force also significantly accelerate the rate of software updates for rapid response to new threats.

“Block IV” will include unique weapons systems partners, including the British system, the Turkish guns and some examples of European weapons, they will equip their own aircraft.

Chinese fighter J-20Википедия

“Block IV” will also increase the range of weapons, American fighter. During the work it is planned to make the “Block IV” could resist the enemy air defense systems and weapons that our air force might face in the period from 2020 to 2040 and beyond.

As for weapons, the “Block IV” will allow F-35 to strike the most modern, such as a small calibre bomb SDB II guided bomb GBU-54. Both of these bombs can hit a moving enemy target.

In the SDB II uses a technology called “tri-mode seeker,” which operates in the infrared range, in the millimeter range and is induced by the laser. A combination of such devices detection allows you to detect, track and hit moving targets in all weather conditions.

New, the fourth, the package will be a continuation and further development of previous software packages for this aircraft.

“Block 2B” is the new version of “Block 2A”, which uses the capabilities of the transmission lines and synthesize data from multiple detection devices. “Block 2B” allows multi-purpose strike fighter to carry out close air support, as well as launching of missiles AMRAAM (advanced rocket of a class air — air medium-range) to drop guided bombs with conventional warheads and JDAM guided bombs laser-guided GBU-12.

After the “Block 2B” is “Block 3i”, which will further enhance the combat effectiveness of the aircraft. And already adopted the “Block 3F” will allow much better systems to suppress enemy air defenses.

Chris Osborne

The Independent

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