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USAF Fifth Gen fighter

  1. 1. Headquarters U.S. Air Force Integrity - Service - Excellence 5 th Generation Fighters Lt Gen Hawk Carlisle AF / A3/5UNCLASSIFIED
  2. 2. 21 Years Ago TodayUNCLASSIFIED Integrity - Service - Excellence 2
  3. 3. USAF Fighter Generations A Historical Perspective Core Competencies of our fighter fleet not new  Air Superiority – allows Freedom of Maneuver / Action for our forces while denying potential adversaries the same  Global Precision Attack – hold any target at risk -- in the air, on the sea, or on the ground Continuing cycle of new capability development to counter denied airspace, protect our forces and Nation Threat Environment we are / will be faced with  Advanced fighters with capabilities on par with our 4th Gen fleet  Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) systems -- better detection, greater range, increased lethality  Integrated Air Defense Systems designed to deny access  Proliferated world-wide, and growing in complexity / ability Our AF must keep evolving to meet these challenges 3UNCLASSIFIED Integrity - Service - Excellence
  4. 4. Air Force Generations of Key Fighter Aircraft c.1945-1955 c.1955-1960 c.1960-1970 c.1970-2000 c.2000+ F-22A • Sophisticated Avionics • Improved Precision • Multi-Role F-35A • Improved Avionics F-15E • Supersonic MiG-29 • On-Board Radar F-4E • First Guided Air- • Fully Integrated to-Air Missiles Avionics & Sensors • Greater Speed & MiG-23 F-106 • Enhanced Radar Maneuverability • Turbojet Engines • Improved • All-Aspect, Maneuverability Day/Night Low- • First Low- Observable (F-22) MiG-21 Observable (F-117) • Network Centric F-86 • First Precision Munitions US: F-14, F-15A/C/E, F-16, Operational MiG-15 F/A-18C/E/F, F-117 US: F-22A Soviet/Russian: MiG-29/31, US: F-111, F-4, F-5 Su-27/30/33/35 Development US: F-100, F-101, F-102, Soviet: MiG-23/25/27, Europe: Mirage 2000, US: F-35A/B/C US: P-80, F-84, F-86, FH-1, F-104, F-105, F-106 Su-17/20/22 Tornado, Rafale, Gripen, Russian: PAK-FA FJ, F-2H, F-3H, F-9F Soviet: MiG-19/21 Europe: Mirage F-1 Eurofighter-Typhoon China: J-20 Soviet: MiG-15/17 China: J-7 China: J-8 China: J-9, J-10, FC-14 UNCLASSIFIED Integrity - Service - Excellence
  5. 5. Key Attributes of 5th Gen FightersStealth  Minimize susceptibility to SAMs  Engage air threats before detectionManeuverability  Survive SAM engagements  Maintain parity / dominate Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground engagementsMulti-Role  Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground  Aircraft “exclusive domains” defined by areas of optimized performance and unique capabilitiesFused Sensors & Avionics  Synergistic integration of information 5th Gen Fighters provide Air Superiority and Global Precision Attack against today’s -- and tomorrow’s -- air and ground threatsUNCLASSIFIED Integrity - Service - Excellence 5
  6. 6. Prevent Hollow Force Hollow Force Readiness Force Modernization Structure Future Viability Strategy MismatchUNCLASSIFIED Integrity - Service - Excellence 6
  7. 7. Why Stealth?  Surface Threats to 4th Gen 5th Gen Exposure 4th Gen Exposure  Minimize exposure & susceptibility to advanced SAMs  Air Threats to Current Capabilities  Legacy and 5th Gen vs. Su-30  Su-30 on par with F-15/F-16/F-18  5th Gen fighters superior to Su-304th Gen AMRAAM AA-12 Su-30  Legacy fighter – Engaged in war of attrition5th Gen AMRAAM Su-30  5th Gen provides 1st shot opportunity Allows us to Hold enemy targets at risk, Gives us First Look, First Shot, First Kill advantage UNCLASSIFIED Integrity - Service - Excellence 7
  8. 8. 5th Generation Fusion 4th Gen – Little to no interaction between sensors vs. 5th Gen – Sensors collaborate displaying fused information Legacy F-22 & F-35 Tactical Situation Display EW RASTE R OFF OFF BRT CTRS REL SAFE COMBA NIGHT RET T SEL PLN AA DAY FF JETT AG RADAR OFF OFF SAFESAFE REL REL NIGHT CTRS NIGHT BRT BRT CTRSPLN PLN DAY DAY FF FF A/G A/GUNCLASSIFIED Integrity - Service - Excellence 8
  9. 9. Mission DomainsAir-to-Air F-22  Optimized for Air Dominance -Obtain and Maintain Access  Uncompromised A/A -Counter Advanced Air performanceF-22 Threats F-35 -Maintain Access  Multi-Role Design -Air-to-Air & precise  Strategic and Tactical Air-to-Ground SEAD / DEAD capability  Offensive and Defensive Counter Air F-35  Strategic Attack / -Persistent Force Interdiction -More Flexibility for  Close Air Support Air-to-GroundAir-to-Ground MissionsUNCLASSIFIED Integrity - Service - Excellence 9
  10. 10. F-22 and F-35A Overview F-22 F-35AF-22  Unmatched speed, altitude, and maneuverability  Gain and maintain Air Superiority Unrefueled Sub-Sonic 540 NM 590 NM Combat RadiusF-35A (USAF) 1.5 Mach Employment 0.95 Mach Speed  Multi-spectral sensors and flexible Air- (2.0 Dash) (1.6 Dash) to-Ground payload Employment 50,000’+ 35,000’+ Altitude  Lethal and precise Global Attack 70,000 lbs Thrust 40,000 lbs 18,030 lbs Fuel 18,480 lbs A/G + A/A A/A + A/G Weapons Internal and Internal Only ExternalPlanned mix of enabling and complementary capabilities to support the National Military StrategyUNCLASSIFIED Integrity - Service - Excellence 10
  11. 11. Multi-Role Weapons Comparison BLOCK 35 BLOCK 3F Capacity 2,500 lbs 5,000 lbs 5,000 lbs 2,500 lbsAIM-9X AIM-9XAIM-120 AIM-120 SDB SDB1K JDAM 2K JDAM Internal (Combat Only) GBU-12 Gun: 20 mm 480 rounds External Internal External Gun: 25 mm 182 rounds (CTOL) Block 3F Certified Weapons Note: F-35 designed with 6 external hard-points UNCLASSIFIED Integrity - Service - Excellence 11
  12. 12. F-22 Optimized for Air Superiority The F-22’s ability to rapidly accelerate, supercruise, fly higher, andinternally carry twice the air-to-air ordnance of an F-35A optimizes the F-22 in the air-to-air role Air-to-Air Coverage Area 100nm 65nm 120nm 100nm With 2x more internal AIM-120s than F-35 and F-22’ssuperior speed, F-22 is more capable in an air-to-air roleUNCLASSIFIED Integrity - Service - Excellence 12
  13. 13. F-35 Optimized for Global Precision Attack With its multi-spectral active, passive & IR sensors, and increased payload, the F-35 is more capable in AG role Active Infrared Electronically Scanned Array Search and Active Electronically (AESA) Track (IRST) Scanned Array Air to Air Capability (AESA) With robust CounterAir to Air Capability DRFM SpecificationsSynthetic Electronic Synthetic Electronic DistributedAperture Support Aperture Support Aperture Radar Measures Radar Measures System (SAR) (ESM) (SAR) (ESM) (DAS) IR E E With W W ATC/ATR Ground Moving Electro-Optical Target Indication Targeting System (EOTS) IR UNCLASSIFIED Integrity - Service - Excellence 13
  14. 14. Summary Complementary mix of 5th Gen Fighter capabilities required for 21st century threat s F-22 delivers “Air Superiority”  Production complete; forward deployed today  Modernization plan to increase lethality & survivability F-35 delivers “Global Precision Attack”  Still in development, initial first few fielded  Delivers Joint and Coalition capabilities Synergy – both leverage other’s technology Common domain provides flexible, lethal and survivable force Critical mass of both required F-22A and F-35A ensure Joint Air Superiority and Global Precision Attack for the Joint Force – today and tomorrowUNCLASSIFIED Integrity - Service - Excellence 14