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  • 1. Ounce of Prevention: F-35 JSF Mid-Air-Recovery System (MARS) JPODS forImmediate rescue of downed aircrew
  • 2. Colonel Jack Broughton in his book, “Thud Ridge” asked why couldn’tpilots be snatched in the air immediately after ejecting? Years later,USAF Scott O’Grady was shot down at high altitude over Bosnia. Hedangled under his parachute for an hour and drifted for over 20 miles!Clearly, there is plenty of time to recover a pilot under a parachute whenmost attack profiles are above 15,000 feet to avoid small caliber anti-aircraft fires and MANPADs. The ability to snatch parachutes mid-air hasbeen perfected to a routine to recover spy satellite film capsules reenteringthe atmosphere from orbit. On August 19, 1960, a C-119 aircraft made theworlds first mid-air recovery of a capsule returning from space when it"snagged" the parachute lowering the Discoverer XIV satellite at6,000 feet altitude, 360 miles southwest of Honolulu, Hawaii. NASA andPioneer Aerospace is set to do this again to snatch sensitive solarsamples. 1960s 2004
  • 3. Current JCSAR Mission Flow AW Target HV AC A SSAM Belt CA P Tanker Strik e Pac RESCAP ka ge Aircrew parachute and FEBA become Isolated Personnel (IPs) CSAR FOL Minutes on the ground flying time away Scale 0 100nm Yet from the 1960s on, we have tolerated pilots reaching the ground where the enemy can kill and capture them….
  • 4. Current JCSAR Mission Flow: invitation to enemy ambush and U.S. POWs; 4GW psyops tools for enemy AW Target HV AC A S CA P TankerSAM Belt StrikIsolated Pkg e RESCAPPersonnel . JC S A RTF CSAR FOL Current JCSAR Recovery Vehicles slow to arrive; enemy ground forces may capture IPs or use them as “bait” to ambush JCSAR forces: high risk; may lose more men than saved: ie: BAT-21 in Vietnam Scale 0 100nm
  • 5. Pioneer Aerospace Corporation - Mid-Air Crewman Recovery www.pioneeraero.com/1-23_mid_air.htmIn 1966, Chuck Alexander of Pioneer Aerospace Corporation achieved afirst ever successful midair retrieval of a parachutist by a passing aircraft(C-122) traveling at approximately 100 knots. The jump was performed atan altitude of 9,000 feet and the retrieval at 8,000 feet on the firstpass/recovery attempt by the aircraft. Chuck experienced approximately3-4Gs of load during this test, comparable to normal opening loadsexperienced by a jumper. This test was used to demonstrate a system forrecovering ejected pilots over hostile enemy territory. The jumper isreeled in by a winch system, finally grabbing hold of a bar at the rear ofthe aircraft, which raises to allow him to step aboard normally.
  • 6. Actual video clips from Pioneer website! Recovery aircraft trailing poles/wires with hooks snags snatch balloon Parachute pulledPilot’s parachute withsmall snatch balloonabove it Pilot being towed behind aircraft Pilot reeled inside
  • 7. Improved JCSAR Mission Flow with Immediate MARS JPOD Recovery AW Target HV AC A S CASAM Belt P Tanker Strik e Pa RESCAP ck a g e Designated F-35 STOVL attack aircraft with MARS JPODs fly towards ejected aircrew under canopy, slows using vectored thrust/lift fan to snatch them in mid-air 0 Scale 100nm
  • 8. Improved JCSAR Mission Flow with JPOD Full Recovery AW Target HV AC A S CA P TankerSAM Belt Strik e Pa ck a g e JPODs MARS on designated Strike Force F-35 JSF STOVL flies back towed aircrew (or reels them in) back to safe areas Scale 0 100nm
  • 9. It may not be necessary to reel pilot into MARS JPOD; F-35 JSF could fly him back to a safe area and go into a hover while ground personnel cut him loose. Pilot could then release MARS JPOD with dangling parachute which would be recovered and put away before he lands.The key point that makes MARS possible is that in the past, the onlysuitable aircraft available were slow helicopters and prop-drivenfixed-wing aircraft that couldn’t fly along with fast jet fighter-bombers tobe there to effect the snatch. With the advent of the F-35 STOVL, its nowpossible to have recovery mission designated F-35s with MARS JPODsflying with the strike force to immediately recover anyone that ejects.
  • 10. It may not be necessary to reel pilot into MARS JPOD; F-35 JSF could fly him back to a safe area and go into a hover while ground personnel cut him loose. Pilot could then release MARS JPOD with dangling parachute which would be recovered and put away before he lands.The key point that makes MARS possible is that in the past, the onlysuitable aircraft available were slow helicopters and prop-drivenfixed-wing aircraft that couldn’t fly along with fast jet fighter-bombers tobe there to effect the snatch. With the advent of the F-35 STOVL, its nowpossible to have recovery mission designated F-35s with MARS JPODsflying with the strike force to immediately recover anyone that ejects.