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ANNEX F Common Solution/Concept List (U)
Air Force Mission Area Plan (MAP)

B-1

B1B0001 JASSM Integration

DESCRIPTION: Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) is a next generation, precision, long range (100+ nm) cruise missile designed to destroy time critical, heavily defended, weather obscured hardened targets from beyond the ranges of enemy area air defenses. This upgrade modifies B-1 rotary launchers, modifies the associated launcher support equipment, and updates to the technical data (to include AFMSS and simulator updates). The requirement is for carriage of 12 weapons (4-per bay) with an objective of 24 weapons (8-per bay) carried on the rotary launchers. Funded in FY98 PB and scheduled to field concurrent with Block E modification. Costs $57M through FYDP ($95M program).

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Improved B-1 combat effectiveness and survivability against heavily defended, time-critical, hardened targets.

2. Maximum number of kills per pass -- 24 JASSMs per B-1 is most for any aircraft.

3. Increased flexibility and lethality during any phase/level of war -- provides majority of PMAI bomber force (54% are B-1s) with enhanced cruise missile capability.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F

ISSUES: Not funding JASSM integration greatly reduces (>60%) bomber force’s ability to attack critical nodes early in campaign. If Block E (computer upgrade) is broken, interim JASSM (12 per jet, non-reprogrammable inflight) on Block D aircraft is possible for $30M.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: CAF 357-92 (SAC 007-92) Conventional Capabilities for the B-1

ORD Number & Title: CAF 357-92 (SAC 007-92) B-1 Conventional Upgrade Program, Rev 2

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 

B1B0002 JDAM Integration

DESCRIPTION: Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) is a low-cost, GPS/INS-guided, 2000-lb weapon providing near-precision accuracy in all-weather conditions. JDAM integration allows the B-1 to carry up to 24 independently targetable weapons (8-per bay) on a modified multi-purpose rotary launcher. A mixure of Mk-84 and BLU-109 JDAMs may be carried on a single launcher. Funded in FY98 PB as part of the Block D modification (a $612.1M program). Costs $1M through FYDP.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Improved B-1 combat effectiveness at reduced cost against all target sets (hard and soft).

2. Maximum number of kills per pass -- 24 JDAMs per B-1 is most for any aircraft.

3. Decreased potential for collateral damage increases B-1 utility at all levels of war.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F

ISSUES: If not funded, only limited number of JDAMs available.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: CAF 357-92 (SAC 007-92) Conventional Capabilities for the B-1

ORD Number & Title: CAF 357-92 (SAC 007-92) B-1 Conventional Upgrade Program, Rev 2

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 

B1B0003 MIL-STD 1760

DESCRIPTION: Mil-Std 1760 interface kits are used to integrate future weapons such as the Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) onto shooter aircraft. This upgrade modifies 126 of the existing 201 B-1 launchers to a conventional weapons configuration and installs Mil-Std 1760 equipment and wiring. The first three kits will be trial installs and kit-proofs; the remaining 123 kits will be delivered to ACC. Funded in FY98 PB as part of the Block D modification (a $612.1M program). Costs $15M through FYDP.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Provides accurate/precision weapon capability on B-1 by enabling JDAM integration.

2. Future weapons integration cost reduced due to installation of MIL-STD 1760 interface.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: CAF 357-92 (SAC 007-92) Conventional Capabilities for the B-1

ORD Number & Title: CAF 357-92 (SAC 007-92) B-1 Conventional Upgrade Program, Rev 2

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 

B1B0004 Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) Upgrade

DESCRIPTION: Integrates the Navy Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (IDECM) on to the B-1. IDECM improves electronic combat capability with a Radio Frequency (RF) on board technique generator (TG) and a high power fiber optic off-board towed subsystem. IDECM will be installed as government furnished property (GFP). The major components of the system are the IDECM GFP, two aft fairings, canisters, launchers, magazines, squibs, high power launch controllers, and fiber optic signal assemblies (SCA). The system is a RF transmitter acting to decoy threat systems that engage the B-1 resulting in increased missed distance. Mod costs do not include the techniques generators and the decoys. Funded in FY98 PB as part of the Block F modification (a $887M program). Costs $572M through FYDP.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Improved B-1 survivability against pop-up RF threats to include all known/expected double digit SAMs.

2. Enhanced detection, identification, queuing and jamming of RF emitters enabling threat avoidance and/or missile shot degradation/denial in combat situations.

3. Affordable growth potential against future RF threats.

4. Reduced B-1 cost of ownership by over $1.2B over 20 years ($60M/yr. or > $2.5K/flying hour).

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F (PE 027442F procures techniques generators and decoys).

ISSUES: Failure to field this mod forces B-1s to employ direct attack level of effort weapons (such as JDAM/WCMD) in low threat areas only (unless packaged with other strike aircraft) in order to avoid suffering potentially high attrition rates. Targets in medium to high threat areas would likely remain operational for prolonged periods of time; until enough CAF assets were deployed in theater or enough standoff weapons were delivered.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: CAF 357-92 (SAC 007-92) Conventional Capabilities for the B-1

ORD Number & Title: CAF 357-92 (SAC 007-92) B-1 Conventional Upgrade Program, Rev 2

Development Plan Date & Title: Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 

B1B0005 NAVSTAR GPS

DESCRIPTION: Navstar Global Positioning System (GPS) provides all-weather, highly accurate, highly jam-resistant, 3 dimensional data for improved navigation and bombing accuracy. This modification also provides TACAN emulation for enroute and terminal area navigation as directed by the congressional mandate for GPS 2000. Funded by FY98 PB as part of the Block D modification (a $612.1M program). Costs $19M through FYDP.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Improved navigation and weapon delivery accuracy.

2. Required interface for GPS-aided munitions such as JDAM & JASSM.

3. Meets congressional mandate for GPS 2000.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F

ISSUES: GPS kits share components with the comm upgrade (anti-jam radio), & are priced as a single install. If not fielded, B-1 can’t meet congressionally mandated GPS 2000 goal.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: CAF 357-92 (SAC 007-92) Conventional Capabilities for the B-1

ORD Number & Title: CAF 357-92 (SAC 007-92) B-1 Conventional Upgrade Program, Rev 2

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 

B1B0006 JSOW Integration

DESCRIPTION: The Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) is an unpowered, GPS guided submunition dispenser (Combined Effects Munition or Sensor Fuzed Weapon) with stand-off capability (40+ Nm). Integration of JSOW on the B-1 will provide improved combat effectiveness and aircraft survivability. Included in the upgrade are minor modifications to the B-1B rotary launcher, modifications to the associated launcher support equipment, and tech order updates. Current plan is 4 JSOWs per weapons bay (max 12 per B-1). Funded in FY98 PB and scheduled to field concurrent with Block E modification. Costs $34M through FYDP ($61M program).

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Capability to attack critical, high value targets day or night, in battlefield limited visibility conditions, from significant standoff ranges.

2. Hard kill Suppression of Enemy Air Defences (SEAD) capability -- allows B-1 to fight its way into target areas (augments soft kill ECM). Provides ability to target Surface-to-Air-Missile (SAM) sites from beyond lethal range using latitude/longitude information derived from onboard or offboard sensors. Doesn’t require continuous threat radiation as with HARM.

3. Enhanced ability to target large formations of mobile land combat vehicles, to include heavy tanks.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F

ISSUES: Failure to fund JSOW integration greatly reduces B-1’s ability to attack mobile land forces protected by integral mobile SAM units. Decreases B-1s ability to "halt the invasion" within acceptable attrition rates.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: CAF 357-92 (SAC 007-92) Conventional Capabilities for the B-1

ORD Number & Title: CAF 357-92 (SAC 007-92) B-1 Conventional Upgrade Program, Rev 2

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 

B1B0008 RTS (Relative Targeting System)

DESCRIPTION: Relative Targeting System enables real-time computation of precise target coordinates using the B-1’s Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and GPS. Precise GPS coordinates are used to accurately deliver GPS/INS weapons. RTS utilizes the accurate velocity from the aircraft’s GPS/INS integrated system to minimize the SAR azimuth errors and to detect, identify and accurately designate a target or multiple targets. This upgrade replaces the existing high failure SRUs within the radar receiver transmitter (RRT) with increased reliability components, replaces the existing radar signal processor (RSP) with an open architecture processor, and provides new generation software. This new generation software will provide increased memory and throughput, reduce software maintenance costs associated with future updates, improve the existing radar resolution (10’ to 1’), and provide newly developed targeting algorithms/radar modes for measuring the relative position and aircraft’s height above target (HAT). Total program cost is $414M.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Enhanced targeting flexibility -- allows B-1s to self-designate targets for WCMD/JDAM/JSOW/JASSM with precision accuracy.

2. Reduced reliance on intelligence sources and off-board sensors to provide target coordinates at 7.5m or better TLE. Enables quicker reaction to rapidly changing battlefield conditions.

3. Increased radar resolution (from 10’ to 1’) -- allows high quality SAR pictures for BDA and other Intel uses.

4. Reduced cost of ownership -- $474M. over 20 years ($23.7M/year or $990K/flying hour)

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F

ISSUES: If not funded, COO benefits (with no improved capabilities) available by replacing RRT and RSP for $226M (vs $414M).

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL:

ACC PEM Name: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 

B1B0009 Anti-Jam Radio

DESCRIPTION: Installs multi-purpose anti-jam radios (ARC-210/HAVE QUICK II) with a voice satellite capability, including Demand Assigned Multiple Access (DAMA), on B-1s. Provides UHF/VHF, SINCGARS and voice SATCOM capability. This communications upgrade is essential for basic communications during conventional operations. Allows the operation in environments requiring VHF communications. Funded in FY98 PB.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Positive command and control at beyond line-of-sight ranges on long endurance, global power sorties.

2. Ability to communicate with joint/coalition force packages when operating in hostile airspace.

3. Ability to communicate with Air Traffic Control agencies on VHF or UHF (advantage for overseas operations).

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F

ISSUES: Failure to field reduces B-1’s ability to conduct conventional operations effectively.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: CAF 357-92 (SAC 007-92) Conventional Capabilities for the B-1

ORD Number & Title: CAF 357-92 (SAC 007-92) B-1 Conventional Upgrade Program, Rev 2

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 

B1B0010 Avionics Computer Upgrade

DESCRIPTION: Replaces the four primary 128K computers (guidance, navigation , weapons, controls and displays computers and the backup), and the two 128K terrain following computers (radar functions) with four 32-bit open architecture avionics computers. Greatly reduces software maintenance costs while providing greater combat flexibility and weapons carriage. Provides increased memory, processing speed, architectural flexibility, and modular software. Switches software from Jovial to Ada. Funded in FY98 PB as Block E ($460M program). Costs $263M through FYDP.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Replacing 1970s computer technology with most current 1990s technology.

2. Increased weapons employment flexibility -- allows simultaneous carriage of up to three different types of weapons (1 type per bay) on a single sortie.

3. Growth potential -- allows affordable integration of such capabilities as beyond-line-of-sight Link 16, RTS and Global Air Traffic Management (GATM), along with the integration of new weapons such as WCMD, JSOW and JASSM.

4. Reduced cost of ownership -- decreased $800M over 20 years ($40M/year or $1600/flying hour).

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F

ISSUES: Failure to fund severely limits B-1’s ability to employ WCMD/JSOW/JASSM. It forces high cost of ownership. It drives up the cost of ECM integration ($60M). It dramatically increases risk of Link 16 and GATM implementation.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: CAF 357-92 (SAC 007-92) Conventional Capabilities for B-1

ORD Number & Title: CAF 357-92 (SAC 007-92) B-1 Conventional Upgrade Program, Rev 2

Development Plan Date & Title: Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 

B1B0012 GCU (Generator Control Unit)

DESCRIPTION: The Generator Control Unit (GCU) controls a regulator that provides +15V DC for 9 of 10 printed wire assembly (PWA) boards in the GCU. Loss of this regulator results in loss of proper monitoring and protection. This will ultimately result in degraded primary AC bus voltage which degrades aircraft system performance and could jeopardize safety of aircraft and crew. This modification redesigns the circuit in the GCU regulator which monitors electrical system power and provides an automatic trip of the generator line connector in the event of loss of the 15 VDC power supply. Total program cost - $11M with $0.6M required in FYDP.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Reduced incidents of generator failures and nuisance trips (persistent B-1 problem).

2. Improved safety -- at least one generator failure has caused a fire during ground operations. Implementation of this circuit will eliminate these problems.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F

ISSUES: f not corrected, this deficiency certainly has the potential of resulting in electrical failures or in-flight fires, ultimately risking the aircraft and crewmembers.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL:

ACC PEM Name: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 

B1B0016 WCMD (Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser) Integration

DESCRIPTION: Modifies 50 conventional bomb modules (10-carry) to support the Mil-Std 1760 interface and updates the aircraft software for integration of the Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser (WCMD). Allows carriage of up to 30 wind corrected munitions (10-per bay). Funded in FY98 PB and scheduled to field concurrent with Block E modification. Costs $52.6M through FYDP ($92.5M program).

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Increased accuracy from medium to high altitudes (outside tactical range of most AAA) through mid-course wind corrections.

2. Improved multiple kill per pass capability for existing CBUs (CEM, GATOR and SFW variants) by providing cockpit-selectable, variable weapon laydown patterns.

3. Enhanced ability to target large formations of mobile land combat vehicles, to include heavy tanks.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F

ISSUES: Decreases B-1s ability to "halt the invasion."

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: CAF 357-92 (SAC 007-92) Conventional Capabilities for the B-1

ORD Number & Title: CAF 357-92 (SAC 007-92) B-1 Conventional Upgrade Program, Rev 2

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 

B1B0017 GSS (Gyro Stabilization System)

DESCRIPTION: A form fit, laser-based replacement of existing high failure Gyro Stabilization System (GSS) has been developed by the manufacturer of the current system and is awaiting funding. $21M program

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Replaced older style spin mass gyro which is fast approaching non-supportability due to outdated technology and "vanishing vendor" problem.

2. Improved system reliability from 125 hrs to 3000 hrs.

3. Reduced cost of ownership -- decreased $20M over 20 years ($1M/year or $41/flying hour).

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F

ISSUES: Failure to fund negatively impacts MC rate.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL:

ACC PEM Name: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 

B1B0020 Lancer 101 E

DESCRIPTION: Engine modification correcting F-101 engine deficiencies in the CITS processor and fuel/lube tube fittings. This mod also incorporates the newly developed ruggedized fan blade upgrade. Kits will be installed under the engine overhaul program on engines cycling through depot within the required time-frame. Installation of other kits will be at organizational level. $40M program requiring $8M in FY00.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Reduced COO $120M over 20 years ($6M/year or $250/flying hour).

2. Reduces or eliminated future Not Mission Capable (NMC) problem areas.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F

ISSUES: Engines are #1 driver for MC rates. Failure to fund negatively impacts MC rates.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: CAF 357-92 (SAC 007-92) Conventional Capabilities for the B-1

ORD Number & Title: CAF 357-92 (SAC 007-92) B-1 Conventional Upgrade Program, Rev 2

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 

B1B0021 NVIS (Night Vision Imaging System) Lighting /NVG's

DESCRIPTION: Modifies cockpit lighting to facilitate aircrew use of NVGs during high and low altitude night formation flying without increasing aircraft visual detectability through cockpit light emissions. NVGs are sensitive to infra-red wavelengths and current cockpit lighting is incompatible with state-of-the art NVGs causing "blooming", glare and degradation’s in visual acuity. Program cost - $22M.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Improved ability to visually see outside the aircraft during conditions of limited illumination while still retaining the capability to monitor cockpit displays.

2. Improved aircrew situational awareness during high altitude and low altitude night formation flight operations.

3. Improved safety during night operations.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F

ISSUES: Failure to fund limits utility of NVG use on B-1.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL:

ACC PEM Name: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 

B1B0023 Improved CADC/Digital Flight Controls without ADT's

DESCRIPTION: Upgrades the Central Air Data Computer and replaces the seven analog flight controllers with two digital controllers with greatly increased reliability. Program cost $112M.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Replaced current analog system which is failing at an increasing rate and is becoming insupportable with digital system.

2. More reliable flight control system.

3. Reduced cost of ownership -- decreased $134M over 20 years ($6.7M/year or $280/flying hour).

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F

ISSUES: Failure to fund decreases MC rate while increasing cost of ownership.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL:

ACC PEM Name: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 

B1B0025 DF Encoder

DESCRIPTION: Direction Finder Encoder is an improvement to the defensive avionics system correcting a known deficiency in the ALQ-161 receive function which leads to azimuth errors/jumping under certain conditions. Program cost is $4M.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Enhanced situational awareness.

2. Increased survivability for aircraft and crew.

3. Enhanced effectiveness of jamming from the ALQ-161 as well as the effectiveness of the ALE-50 until IDECM is fielded (FOC FY07).

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F

ISSUES: Failure to fund limits B-1 probability of survival against all RF threats.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL:

ACC PEM Name: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 

B1B0026 Aft DC Power

DESCRIPTION: Modification to the Aft DC Power Supply system to provide redundant power to the aft and fwd DC power busses. Replaces both NICAD batteries with high reliability long life batteries. Program cost - $3M.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Improved safety during incidents of electrical buss failure and subsequent rapid discharge of the aircraft aft battery.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F

ISSUES: Reduced safety during certain aircraft systems failures.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL:

ACC PEM Name: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 

B1B0035 CITS DAU (Data Acquisition Unit)

DESCRIPTION: Form-fit replacement of the Central Integrated Test System (CITS) Display Unit. Purchases a new display unit capable of displaying ten lines of data at a time and in engineering units. Most beneficial if linked to purchase of CITS Processor Upgrade. Program cost - $8M.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Decreased troubleshooting time by displaying more data and using engineering units.

2. Reduced maintenance down time.

3. Reduced cost of ownership -- $9M over 20 years ($0.45M/year or $19/flying hour).

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F

ISSUES: If not funded, MC rate and COO are impacted.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL:

ACC PEM Name: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 

B1B0040 B-1 Link-16

DESCRIPTION: Link 16 is a jam resistant, secure, data link, with standardized waveform and data format standardized for interoperability primarily among aircraft. This upgrade consists of the integration and procurement of a Multi-functional Information Distribution System (MIDS) equivalent data link capability on the B-1. Provides real time information from off-board systems to include threats and targeting data as well as information on friendly forces, weather, and command & control information. Includes full integration with AFS and beyond-line-of-sight capability.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Enhanced mission effectiveness by providing positive awareness of network partners position and shared estimates of hostile positions and other vehicles. Increases survivability and reduces potential for fratricide.

2. Improved command and control of bomber forces worldwide.

3. Ability to share sensor information with other platforms.

4. Over-the-horizon or beyond line of sight capability providing weather, routing, threat and target updates during long duration/global power sorties.

5. Increased mission flexibility.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F

ISSUES: Failure to fund limits B-1s’ ability to use all the combat information available to and needed by warfighters.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL:

ACC PEM Name: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 

B1B0041 Additional Conventional Bomb Modules

DESCRIPTION: Procurement of 36 additional conventional bomb modules (10-carry) with the required hardware to support Mil-Std 1760 weapons. Program cost is $72M.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Increased the number of modules, and therefore aircraft available to support the requirement to employ CBUs or 1000 lb Class weapons (10 per bay). Required to support 24 Conus-to-Conus and 46 deployable B-1s, ultimately available with the buyback of Reconstitution Reserve aircraft. Congress supported the need for additional carriage capability by providing FY97 funds to procure 15 additional bomb modules to support the stand up of the 77th Bomb Squadron.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F

ISSUES: Failure to fund limits numbers of weapons B-1s can bring to fight.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: CAF 357-92 (SAC 007-92) Conventional Capabilities for the B-1

ORD Number & Title: CAF 357-92 (SAC 007-92) B-1 Conventional Upgrade Program, Rev 2

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 

B1B0042 RRT (Radar Receiver Transmitter)

DESCRIPTION: Replaces the existing high failure SRUs within the RRT with increased reliability components. Part of the RTS modification but without RTS’ operational enhancements. Useful for COO savings if RTS is not funded. Program cost is $$75M.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Improves the MTBF from 301 hours to 588 hours.

2. Projected to pay for itself 5 to 7 years after installation on the fleet.

3. Reduced cost of ownership -- $285M over 20 years ($14M/year or $593/flying hour).

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F

ISSUES: Should only be funded if RTS is not bought since RTS incorporates this modification.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL:

ACC PEM Name: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 

B1B0043 Simulator Host Computer Upgrade

DESCRIPTION: Replaces the Weapons System Trainer (WST) and Mission Trainer (MT) host computers with increased capacity computers to support Block E and follow on block updates.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Enhanced WST/MT capacity to support the Block E upgrades (Computers/WCMD/DSUP).

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F

ISSUES: Failure to fund reduces training effectiveness and increases required number of sorties.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: CAF 357-92 (SAC 007-92) Conventional Capabilities for the B-1

ORD Number & Title: CAF 357-92 (SAC 007-92) B-1 Conventional Upgrade Program, Rev 2

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 

B1B0044 Enhanced Conventional Bomb Modules

DESCRIPTION: Modifies the existing 10 carry bomb modules to improve weapons loadout. Modification consists of a new variable position adapter rail mounts for the ejector racks at nine of the ten weapon stations. With the adapter rails installed, the load crews can reposition and lock the ejector racks either forward or aft, based on the specific weapon dimensions, for improved clearance within the ECBM launcher.. The ECBM Rail Modification is being developed by the B-1B manufacturer as an IR&D effort.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Carriage of additional weapon types in greater quantities than is currently possible with the present CBM design. The resulting weapons loadings are predicted to be ten MK-82, ten MK-62, seven M-117 LD, or six M-117 Retard weapons per modified ECBM (vs. 7, 7, 4 and 3 respectively)

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: CAF 357-92 (SAC 007-92) Conventional Capabilities for the B-1

ORD Number & Title: CAF 357-92 (SAC 007-92) B-1 Conventional Upgrade Program, Rev 2

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 

B1B0049 B-1 Modeling and Simulation Studies

DESCRIPTION: Modifications to correct current survivability/vulnerability modeling shortfalls to both enhance and supplement capability planned for the DSUP M&S system. Tasks include upgrading model fidelity, updating databases using LFT&E data, and performing model V&V.

JUSTIFICATION: Current PMD directs Modeling and Simulation task; however, the effort is not funded.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL:

ACC PEM Name: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 

B1B0050 Low Cost Mods/Safety Mods

DESCRIPTION: Low cost (less than $1M) mods which are necessary for reliability, maintainability, and/or improved system performance, and to reduce logistics costs. These are also low cost modifications necessary to fix safety related problems on aircraft.

JUSTIFICATION: These planned R&M modifications will increase MC rate and B-1 safety.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F

ISSUES: If not funded the B-1 likely will not meet the ACC goal of 75%.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL:

ACC PEM Name: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 

B1B0052 CITS Processor Upgrade

DESCRIPTION: Central Integrated Test System (CITS) Processor Upgrade replaces older technology computer processor with newer technology, HTBF processor. Provides increased memory, processing speed, architectural flexibility, and modular software. Switches software from Jovial to Ada. Program cost is $31M.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Improved aircraft R&M, improved troubleshooting, and decreased turn rates.

2. Replaced existing H/W with current technology

3. Updates/rehosts existing jovial S/W with ADA

4. Reduced cost of ownership -- $208M over 20 years ($10.4M/year or $433/flying hour).

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F

ISSUES: Failure to fund limits maintenance’s ability to achieve desired turn rates, desired MC rate and reduced cost of ownership.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL:

ACC PEM Name: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 

B1B0055 Variable Force Ejector (14' CBM)

DESCRIPTION: Adds variable air valve to the 14" Ejector Rack to support capability to drop weapons with different Centers of Gravity.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Improved weapons effectiveness by allowing weapons to be ejected at the proper attitude depending on weapons bay location, weapon weight and weapon CG.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL:

ACC PEM Name: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 

B1B0056 ERR (Emergency Restraint Release)

DESCRIPTION: Improves crew ejection survivability by installing an alternate method of releasing seat restraints after ejection. All kits for B-1B seats were bought in FY88, but installation method changed from organizational to depot. Additional funds required to complete the installation.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Improved survivability during certain failures of the ejection system.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL:

ACC PEM Name: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 

B1B0057 GATM (Global Air Traffic Management)

DESCRIPTION: Upgrades the B-1B in three areas: Communication, Navigation and Air Traffic Surveillance. Preserves B-1 access to prime global routes into the 21st century by equipping B-1B aircraft to meet the requirements of the worldwide future air navigation system.

- Communication - Incorporates aircraft-to-aircraft data transmission (SATCOM & HF datalink), additional VHF spectrum requirements (8.33KHz VHF channel separation), VHF Data Link and VHF Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA).

-Navigation - Incorporates increased Required Navigation Performance (RNP) [Dual GPS, Protected ILS, Microwave LS] and Reduced Vertical Separation Minima (RVSM).

-Surveillance - Adds Traffic Alert & Collision Avoidance System (TCAS II), Mode S and Automatic Dependent Surveillance (ADS)

Will require new cockpit displays at the pilot stations. Program cost is $969M.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Allows B-1 to utilize the FY2010 civilian airspace environment.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F

ISSUES: Failure to fund denies the B-1 the ability to fly in the peacetime airspace environment in the future.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL:

ACC PEM Name: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 

B1B0058 ECM LRIP

DESCRIPTION: ECM LRIP - Buys back the low rate (LRIP) program that was deleted from the B-1B ECM Upgrade program (B1B0004) to meet current funding constraints. Re-insertion of LRIP would increase operational capability by providing 9 additional B-1B DSUP configured aircraft incrementally between 2QFY02 and 3QFY04. Current program structure delivers 3 RAA aircraft in 2QFY02 with full rate production deliveries beginning in 3QFY04.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Accelerates the number of B-1s equipped with Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (IDECM) through the early years of the program.

2. Improves survivability of combat tasked B-1s.

3. Accelerates Block F (IDECM) cost of ownership savings.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: CAF 357-92 (SAC 007-92) Conventional Capabilities for the B-1

ORD Number & Title: CAF 357-92 (SAC 007-92) B-1 Conventional Upgrade Program, Rev 2

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 

B1B0059 Precooler and Oxygen Monitor

DESCRIPTION: Installs an oxygen monitor to provide a warning when the oxygen concentration is too low and to ensure the oxygen concentration stays within the aircrew's oxygen requirements.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Enhanced safety.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL:

ACC PEM Name: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 

B1B0060 Radar Signal Processor

DESCRIPTION: Upgrades existing radar signal processor with an open architecture processor using new generation software to provide increased memory and throughput while reducing software maintenance costs associate with future updates. Part of the RTS modification but without RTS’ operational enhancements. Useful for COO savings if RTS is not funded. Program cost is $151M.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. High failure rate item replaced with low failure rate item.

2. Reduced cost of ownership -- decreased $189M over 20 years ($9.5M/year or $390/flying hour).

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F

ISSUES: Should only be funded if RTS is not bought since RTS incorporates this modification.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL:

ACC PEM Name: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 

B1B0062 LOCAAS Integration

DESCRIPTION:. Low Cost Anti-Armor Submunition (LOCAAS) has a low-cost LADAR sensor coupled with a multimode warhead and a maneuvering airframe to produce a high performance submunition . The warhead can be detonated as a long rod penetrator, an aerostable slug, or as fragments based on the hardness of the target. The LADAR allows target aimpoint and warhead selection to be determined automatically. The powered LOCAAS uses small turbojet engine which is capable of powering the vehicle for up to 30 minutes.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Improved B-1 standoff capability against mobile targets.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL:

ACC PEM Name: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 

B1B0063 Small Bomb Integration

DESCRIPTION:. The Small Smart Bomb is a 250 pound weapon that has the same penetration capabilities as a 2000lb BLU-109, but with only 50 pounds of explosive. With the INS/GPS guidance in conjunction with differential GPS (using all 12 channel receivers, instead of only 5) corrections provided by GPS SPO Accuracy Improvement Initiative (AII) and improved Target Location Error (TLE), it can achieve a 5-8m CEP. The submunition, with a smart fuze, has been extensively tested against multi-layered targets by Wright Laboratory under the Hard Target Ordnance Program and Miniature Munitions Technology Program. The length to diameter ratio and nose shape are designed to optimize penetration for a 50lb charge. This weapon is also a potential payload for standoff carrier vehicles such as Tomahawk, JSOW, JASSM, Conventional ICBM, etc. The Swing Wing Adapter Kit (SWAK) is added to give the SSB standoff of greater than 25 nm from high altitude release. The wing kit is jettisoned at a midcourse way point if penetration is required so that velocity can be increased after wing release. For soft targets the wing kit continues to extend the glide range until small arms threat altitude is reached. At this point the wings are released. With INS/GPS guidance, coupled with AII, a 6-8 m CEP can be achieved. This wing kit allows the SSB to be directly attached to the aircraft at any 300 lb store station or packaged in the High Leverage Munitions (HLM) for higher density carriage

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1 Improved multiple targets per pass capability. B-1 can carry 96 weapons.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL:

ACC PEM Name: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 

B1B0064 Additional Rotary Launcher Kits

DESCRIPTION:. Increases number of B-1 Multi-Purpose Rotary Launchers being modified for conventional use from 126 to 210. Program cost - $51M.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Increased number of 2000-lb class weapons (JDAM/JASSM/JSOW) B-1s can bring to the fight.

2. Needed for LOCAAS and Small Bomb integration.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11126F & 64226F

ISSUES: Failure to fund reduces the number of weapons B-1s can employ.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL:

ACC PEM Name: Maj David "Scorch" Whittemore PEM Backup Name: Maj Jeff "Boner" Bonavita

 



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