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F 35 and Current Weapons
 

F 35 and Current Weapons

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The F-35 is designed to work with most legacy weapons. ...

The F-35 is designed to work with most legacy weapons.

And the F-35 with the internal fusion engine will allow a whole new approach to the development and use of weapons. Here the focus is upon the legacy weapons.

Legacy 4th generation fighters must load all of their weapons externally which directly impacts aerodynamic performance (agility) and radar cross-section (RCS).

In fact, any strides made to reduce airframe RCS are lost.

5th generation have the option of loading stores internally.

Legacy 4th gen fighters must carry external fuel tanks in order to overcome the drag penalty of the external ordinance.

The F-35 does not need external fuel tanks for two reasons:

1) the airframe was specifically designed to carry significant amounts of internal fuel and,

2) there is no aerodynamic drag from internal ordinance.

A 4th gen fighter is unable to safely penetrate denied airspace. This is airspace for which the threats are able to dominate entirely against the 4th generation.

5th gen fighters are able to penetrate denied airspace.

The internal ordinance of an F-35 is approximately that of an F-16 loaded “wall to wall.”

Because the weapons are internal, the F-35 has a much longer combat range fully loaded or significantly longer loiter time in the area of interest.

In the permissive environment, the F-35 holds another advantage over the F-16: payload.

The F-35 has 11 hard points and can carry about three times the stores load.

External weapons on an F-35 impact aerodynamic performance such that our range is about the same as an F-16.

The picture in slide 4shows an F-35A model with a full compliment of internal stores.
This loadout, which is all internal, is about 5000lbs.

Internal carriage means ZERO impact on radar cross section and ZERO aerodynamic drag.

An F-16, fully loaded, with external stores carries just over 5000lbs and because the load is external the radar cross sections is severely impacted as well as having a significant hit to aerodynamic performance.

The weapons within the blue cone can be carried internally.

The weapons with orange color font will be certified for carry in the SDD phase of the program.

Block 2 weapons carriage and release will be conducted this year.

By the end of block 2, AIM-120 and JDAM will be certified.

On day 1, when stealth is of primary importance, the F-35s will probably be loaded internally.

When stealth is less important, there are 11 hard points on the airplane, which allow about 18,000lbs of ordinance to be carried.

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  • A 4th gen fighter is unable to safely penetrate denied airspace. This is airspace for which the threats are able to dominate entirely against the 4th generation.5th gen fighters are able to penetrate denied airspace. The internal ordinance of an F-35 is approximately that of an F-16 loaded “wall to wall.” Because the weapons are internal, the F-35 has a much longer combat range or significantly longer loiter time in the area.In the permissive environment, the F-35 holds another advantage over the F-16: payload. The F-35 has 11 hard points and can carry about three times the stores load. External weapons on an F-35 impact aerodynamic performance such that our range is about the same as an F-16.
  • This picture shows an F-35A model with a full compliment of internal stores. You can see two air to air missiles and two 2000lb class bombs. This loadout, all internal, is about 5000lbs. Internal carriage means ZERO impact on radar cross section and ZERO aerodynamic drag. An F-16, fully loaded, with external stores carries just over 5000lbs and because the load is external the radar cross sections is severely impacted as well as a significant hit to aerodynamic performance.
  • The weapons within the blue cone can be carried internally. The weapons with orange color font will be certified for carry in the SDD phase of the program.Block 2 weapons carriage and release will be conducted this year. By the end of block 2 AIM-120 and JDAM will be certified.The orange font indicates the weapons which will be certified in this phase of the program. The black font weapons can all be carried by the F-35, but full certification, SEEK EAGLE, will not have been completed.
  • NOTE: this slide builds so you may need to take it apart.On day 1, when stealth is important, the F-35s will probably be loaded internally. Here you see two AMRAAMs and two 2000lb JDAMs. The weapon weight is approximately 5200lbs.On day 2, or when stealth is less important, there are 11 hard points on the airplane which allow about 18,000lbs of ordinance to be carried.A full compliment of air to air missiles would be 14. This may not be a realistic loadout, but would be interesting for the homeland defense mission.

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  • Legacy 5TH Generation F-16 F-35 Combat Configuration • High Threat Environment – Legacy: External – 5th Gen: Internal • Low Threat Environment – Legacy: External – 5th Gen: Internal/External© 2011 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. Public Release 092611 - 1
  • Operational Flexibility Legacy 5TH Generation F-16C F-35 F/A-18 Combat Configuration • High Threat Environment – Legacy: External – 5th Gen: Internal • Low Threat Environment EF-2000 – Legacy: External – 5th Gen: Internal/External© 2011 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. Public Release 092611 - 2
  • Standard Payload Denied Access Environment Payload F-16 F-35 Fuel 12,148 lb 18,500 lb Ordnance 5,200 lb 5,200 lb Permissive Environment Payload F-16 F-35 Fuel 12,148 lb 18,500 lb Ordnance 5,200 lb 18,000 lb© 2011 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. Public Release 092611 - 3
  • Weapons© 2011 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. Public Release 092611 - 4
  • Weapons Carriage Requirements CTOL Internal Gun Store Fully Certified During SDD EXTERNAL WEAPONS INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL WEAPONS EXTERNAL WEAPONS GBU-32 JDAM 1,000-lb GBU-10 Paveway II 2,000-lb LGB (MK-84 Warhead) 426-Gallon Wing Tank (MK-83/BLU-110 Warhead) GBU-12 Paveway II 500-lb LGB GBU-24A/B Paveway III 2,000-lb LGB (BLU-109 Warhead) (MK-82 Warhead) Stormshadow GBU-31 JDAM 2,000-lb GBU-16 Paveway II 1,000-lb LGB (MK-83 Warhead) (MK-84 Warhead) AGM-158 JASSM MK-83 BLU-110 LDGP 1,000-lb LDGP AGM-154A/C JSOW Glide Bomb MK-83 BSU-85 HDGP MXU-648/CNU-88 Baggage Pod CBU-103/104/105 WCMD GBU-38 JDAM 500-lb (MK-82 Warhead) MK-84 2,000-lb LD/HDGP AIM-120B and C AMRAAM GBU-31 JDAM 2,000-lb MK-84 BSU-50 Ballute 2,000-lb HDGP (BLU-109 Warhead) AIM-9X Sidewinder AIM-120C AMRAAM GBU-12 Paveway II 500-lb LGB AIM-132 ASRAAM (MK-82 Warhead) BDU-57/58/60 Laser-Guided Training Round Weapons Currently Under Development MK-82 500-lb LD & HD UK 500# PGB Phase I SDB CBU-99/100 Rockeye II Missionized Gun Cluster Munition© 2011 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. A: Approved for public release; distribution unlimited. DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT Approved for public release; distribution is is unlimited. Public Release 092611 - 5
  • CTOL Loading Day 1 Stealth ~ 5,200 lbs internal Day 2 ~ 18,000 lbs total Max Air-to-Air Load-Out© 2011 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. Public Release 092611 - 6