An Update on the Future Combat System: February 12, 2020

02/14/2020
Paris/ Munich, 12 February 2020 The governments of France and Germany have awarded  Dassault Aviation, Airbus, together with their partners MTU Aero Engines, Safran, MBDA and Thales, the initial framework contract (Phase 1A), which launches the demonstrator phase for the Future Combat Air System (FCAS). This framework contract covers a first period of…

The F-35 as an Integrated Fighter Aircraft

11/25/2019
In a 2018 paper presented by four Lockheed Martin engineers, the nature of the F-35 as an integrated and networked "first generation integrated flying combat system" was presented at the 2018 Aviations Technology, Integration and Operations Conference. The F-35 comprises a set of highly common aircraft for the Air Force,…

The iMotion Edgeware Platform: Reshaping the Logistics Enterprise

03/19/2015
At the time of GlobeRanger’s purchase by Fujitsu, one Dallas Business Journal writer described the acquisition this way: GlobeRanger has been operating since 1999 and has grown to employ about 20 people who have helped contribute to the development and promotion of its iMotion Edgeware platform, which works to simplify the…

The Coming of the Meteor Missile

12/06/2012
The new Meteor missile developed by MBDA is a representative of a new generation of air combat missiles for a wide gamut of new air systems. It can be fitted on the F-35, the Eurofighter, Rafale, Gripen and other 21st century aircraft. The Background Environment Increasing proliferation of state-of–the-art air-to-air…

The F-35 With Software Upgradeability Built In

05/04/2012
The F-35 is built on a foundation of 21st century technology. The F-35’s onboard computer, microchips and software are among its most critical components. The Integrated Core Computer (ICP) was designed from the start to undergo capability upgrades every few years, as technology progresses. System software will be upgraded over…

Building a 21st Century Fighter From the Ground Up

05/02/2012
Stealth must be designed into the aircraft; it can NOT be done after the fact. The F-35 is an integrated low observable fighter built from the ground up. F-35, Stealth and Designing a 21st Century Fighter from the Ground Up from Second Line of Defense In the graphic in the…

Flying with the Common Operational Picture (COP)

04/25/2012
Shaping a Paradigm Shift As described in earlier white papers, the advanced fusion engine enables connected F-35s in battlespace to share the COP. https://www.sldinfo.com/whitepapers/the-f-35-combat-systems-fusion-engine/ https://www.sldinfo.com/whitepapers/the-f-35-and-advanced-sensor-fusion/ Each plane is synergy enabled. The shift from radio to a visual COP is a key definer in the shift from legacy aircraft to 5th…