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General Dynamics/Lockheed Martin F-16 Avionics
« on: January 30, 2006, 04:09:42 am »
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Re: General Dynamics/Lockheed Martin F-16 Avionics
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2006, 04:11:54 am »
Russian speakers would enjoy a lot with the following russian page about the AN/APG-66. Its a russian translation of a LONG and EXTREMLY detailed analysis of AN/APG-66 published bak then in the 80s by the IEEE.

I will made an english translation for those that didn't talk russian and attach it here as a word document...worth checking!.

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http://forums.airbase.ru/index.php?showtopic=10739

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Re: General Dynamics/Lockheed Martin F-16 Avionics
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2006, 12:02:41 am »
Block-60's radar and systems :[/color][/glow][/b][/size]

> Northrop Grumman AN/APG-80 "Agile Beam Radar" AESA radar
> Northrop Grumman AN/ASQ-28 IFTS (Internal FLIR and Targeting System)
> F110-GE-132 turbofan, rated 32,500 lbs thrust
> New Modular mission computer has a processing throughput of 12.5 million instructions per second and provides sensor and weapons integration.
> ALQ-165 electronic countermeasures system, also known as the Airborne Self-Protection Jammer (ASPJ)
> New electronic warfare management system
> Fiber-optic avionics data bus
> Up to eight chaff/flare dispensers,
> New advanced friend or foe detection system
> New pilot-aircraft interface by incorporating three advanced 5-inch by 5-inch color displays.
+ Its range is extended with addition of fuselage mounted conformal fuel tanks and wing tanks.


New developments ... M4.2+ swing role suite :)
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The F-16 is a compact, multirole fighter aircraft designed to be highly maneuverable in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. There are several versions of the F-16 used by the United States, including the Block 40 and Block 50.

The Block 40 F-16 primary mission fills the air-to-surface attack role, while the Block 50’s primary mission is destruction and suppression of enemy air defenses.

The M4.2-plus avionics upgrade combines both combat roles into a single fighter aircraft. The upgrade is being completed using spiral development, meaning all program stakeholders, including developmental testers, contractors and operational units work together early in the process to ensure testing is conducted more efficiently. This helps align operational objectives and is geared toward providing mature, stable systems to the warfighter as quickly as possible.

"The M4.2-plus upgrade achieves the goal of the Air Force's F-16 Common Configuration Implementation Program to support common aircraft equipment and core avionics software capabilities," said Shauna Urwiller, Global Power Fighters program manager from the 416th FLTS.
http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?storyID=123011241



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Re: General Dynamics/Lockheed Martin F-16 Avionics
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2006, 09:23:32 am »
Here is a Westinghouse brochure for the AN/APG-66. Contains a lot of useful information.

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/ebooks/APG-66.pdf
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Re: General Dynamics/Lockheed Martin F-16 Avionics
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2006, 01:15:20 pm »
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Re: General Dynamics/Lockheed Martin F-16 Avionics
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2006, 05:20:45 pm »
Westinghouse APG-68 brochure. Again some nice info + pics.

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/ebooks/APG-68.pdf
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