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Air Force Mission Area Plan (MAP)

B-2

B200002 -- B-2 JASSM Integration

DESCRIPTION: Integrate JASSM on the B-2 providing a standoff precision capability. The Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) fills the gap in warfighting capability left by the cancellation of the Tri-Service Standoff Attack Missile (TSSAM). It is a precise, autonomously guided missile designed to attack time critical targets from outside of area defenses. JASSM will be integrated on existing bomber and fighter Air Force and Navy aircraft.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Affordable, precision stand-off weapon and leverages existing technology

2. Autonomous, stand-off attacks high value, heavily defended targets. Kills non-hardened/hardened fixed, point & relocatable targets

3. Expanded off bore-sight engagement and multiple kills per pass.

4. Reduces RF, EO, IR, and acoustic susceptibility of the platform by enlarging the engagement envelope (i.e., extending the stand-off ranges) of the platform

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 64240 (EMD) & 11127 (Production)

ISSUES: No platform integration issues, only issues with the development of the weapon.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A

ORD Number & Title: 007-89-I/II/III

1067 Number & Title: N/A

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

 

ACC PEM Name: Maj Mike Norcini, DRPB, 4-6001

PEM Backup Name: Maj Brian Fenelon, DRPB, 4-6001

 

B200010 -- B-2 CLOVR

DESCRIPTION: Support concept exploration and definition of a low observable (LO) diagnostic and verification tool for flightline employment. ACC MNS 318-93 identifies the need for a high confidence, on-ground, unit level LO diagnostic and verification tool that would be used to ensure those maintenance actions (schedule or unscheduled) properly restore the aircraft to LO specifications.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 64240 & 11127

ISSUES: There are existing point inspections RCS tools specific to the B-2 -- PIRCS. This tools is time and manpower intensive to employ. It is also not user friendly and requires contractor personnel to set-up and operated. Data collected may also require more data analysis capability than maintenance personnel may have. This tool also does not provide the on-ground zonal coverage needed.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: 318-93 for CLOVR

ORD Number & Title: 007-89-I/II/III for B-2

1067 Number & Title: N/A

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

 

ACC PEM Name: Maj Mike Norcini, DRPB, 4-6001

PEM Backup Name: Maj Brian Fenelon, DRPB, 4-6001

 

B200012 -- B-2 Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser off RLA

DESCRIPTION: Integration of the Wind Correct Munitions Dispenser (WCMD) on the B-2 for employment off the Rotary Launch Assembly -- only allows employment of 16 WCMDs. Employment of the WCMD requires hardware and software changes affecting the B-2ís operational flight program and the rotary launch assembly. Integration funds would be used to develop and qualify hardware, software, and other interfaces need to integrate and employ the WCMD.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. All weather accurate capability for attacking large target areas and providing area denial. Projected target sets include troop concentrations, non-hardened buildings and maintenance facilities, land combat vehicles, and massed armor. Estimated footprint of the SFW WCMD is 1500 feet by 750 feet

2. Capability to steer the dispenser to a selected aim point negating errors induced by ballistic, mil dispersion, and unknown wind errors. The ability to guide the dispenser also provides orientation capability for SFW (prior to dispense of the submunitions) for optimal munitions effectiveness.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 64240 (EMD) & 11127

ISSUES: Effectiveness of employing WCMD off a rotary launch assembly.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A

ORD Number & Title: 007-89-I/II/III

1067 Number & Title: N/A

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

 

ACC PEM Name: Maj Mike Norcini, DRPB, 4-6001

PEM Backup Name: Maj Brian Fenelon, DRPB, 4-6001

 

B200013 -- B-2 Link 16/JTIDS Integration

DESCRIPTION: Link 16/JTIDS is a battlespace information network that provides a jam resistant networking capability to handle a large number of participants to include all US and NATO forces. The ability to receive information from this network greatly increases situation awareness between all friendly battlefield participants by providing real time information about threats, friendly aircraft, targets and overall air and ground order of battle. Link 16/JTIDS modification will enhance the B-2 capability to operate in all spectrums of conflict by improving crew situational awareness of the battlefield. Since there are line-of-sight limitations with the Link 16/JTIDS network, information will be used once the aircraft is in-theater..

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Near real-time tactical information enhancing crew situational awareness through updates to the electronic order of battle (EOB -- i.e., ground-to-air threats) and tracks of airborne interceptors (AI).

2. Up-to-the-minute battlefield information from thousands of participants from combined US and Allied forces allowing mission replan and/or retarget.

3. The ability to exchange secure, jam-resistant target, threat, and navigation information on a reliable, interoperable basis with all participating friendly forces -- an ability demanded in future conflicts.

4. Tied with 10" display (ID# B200032) to provide widest possible spectrum of information to crew possible.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 64240 (EMD) & 11127 (Production)

ISSUES: High cost of B-2 Link 16 integration vs integration on other ACC platforms. Item B200032 (10" Dispalys) also needed for the most effective integration of information to the crews.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A

ORD Number & Title: 007-89-I/II/III

1067 Number & Title: N/A

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

 

ACC PEM Name: Maj Mike Norcini, DRPB, 4-6001

PEM Backup Name: Maj Brian Fenelon, DRPB, 4-6001

 

B200018 -- B-2 Third Seat for Crew Endurance

DESCRIPTION: The third man seat modification adds another mission pilot to augment the basic two pilot crew. The third pilot will not be an additional crew position, therefore access to instrumentation, or flight controls isnít necessary. To carry the additional pilot, the aircraft will be modified with an ACES II ejection seat system. In addition, ancillary equipment like oxygen and communication panels will be added to support the additional pilot. Funds will be used for the design and integration of the third seat, additional training materials, and modification to the T.O.s. Procures ejection seats, life support and communication equipment for 21 aircraft.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Better crew performance in long duration global missions.

2. Lessen the effects of physiological degradation (i.e., crew fatigue and workload)

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 64240 (EMD) & 11127 (Production)

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A

ORD Number & Title: 007-89-I/II/III

1067 Number & Title: N/A

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

 

ACC PEM Name: Maj Mike Norcini, DRPB, 4-6001

PEM Backup Name: Maj Brian Fenelon, DRPB, 4-6001

 

B200020 -- B-2 Universal Release Racks (URR)

DESCRIPTION: A single rack is needed so that both RLA and BRA weapons can be employed off the same aircraft without switching launcher assemblies. The B-2 currently must change out the rotary launch assembly and insert a rack if it is to change from employing JDAM to CBUs. A universal rack should provide 1760 interface and cabling, 14 and 30 inch lugs, independent latching, dependent release and can use existing support and test equipment. The rack should accomodate Mk-62/82/84, CBU 87/89/97, WCMD, JDAM, GAM-113, JASSM or JSOW (i.e., all exisiting weapons currently carried) with increased payload (if possible). B-2 integration/implementation requires software changes, installation, checkout and flight test.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Increased weapons carriage and quicker turn times for aircraft that requires employment of different weapons types (e.g., going from Mk-84 to CBU 87s)

2. Ability to effective employ WCMD

3. Smaller deployed footprint.

4. Better maintainability and reparability.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 64240 (EMD) & 11127 (Production)

ISSUES: The B-2 program and Boeing initially investigated a single rack for employment of both RLA and BRA weapons in 1993. The options developed were deemed cost prohibitive. No further feasibility studies have been conducted until recently. New Boeing studies indicate that there may be some JDAM-84s fit problems. Cost of a single rack is still deemed high. If a single rack is purchased then additional RLAs and putting 1760 interface on exisiting B-2 rack is not needed.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A

ORD Number & Title: 007-89-I/II/III

1067 Number & Title: N/A

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

 

ACC PEM Name: Maj Mike Norcini, DRPB, 4-6001

PEM Backup Name: Maj Brian Fenelon, DRPB, 4-6001

B200022 -- B-2 BLOS SATCOM Vioce & Data/HAVE QUICK II

DESCRIPTION: The upgrade is for satellite communications using demand assignment multiple access (SATCOM DAMA) for line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight (LOS/BLOS) voice and data. This upgrade involves UHF DAMA and would basically be used in place of the HF radio (BLOS over the horizon communication). Hardware changes would replace the LOS VURSs with AF/FM terminal (new terminals include HQII, COMSEC, TRANSEC). Other changes also replace AFSATCOM antenna system with higher gain preamps, antenna, multi-couoplers, a NxM RF LOS/SATCOM antenna switch, diplexer, transmit band-pass filter, and new cabling. S/W mods in the AVI, DDU, FM, DEP & DCP OFPs.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. It provides a near global, highly reliable point to point satellite voice and data communication capability. The system can be used to receive and transmit non-processed voice and data messages to Unit Command Posts, Theater Commanders, and other friendly aircraft, for any conventional mission including Conus-to-Conus profiles.

2. The system will also allow reliable beyond-line-of-sight communication with AWACs, JSTARs, ABCCC, RIVET JOINT, B-1, B-52, and major AF ground nodes.

3. Have Quick II would be used for UHF frequency hopping for in-theater, line of sight communications with airborne controllers (AWACs, JSTARS), or other friendly aircraft. Have Quick II will improve aircraft interoperability by upgrading the current Have Quick I capability.

4. Add robustness to SIOP mission connectivity and would provide the B-2 a flexible means to access mission and targeting changes once enroute to the theater.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 64240 (EMD) & 11127 (Production)

ISSUES: This item need to be tied with item B200027 for full mission effectiveness. Some integration funds already exist in the DAMA PE if B-2 also selects the AIT to satisfy its BLOS requirements.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A

ORD Number & Title: 007-89-I/II/III

1067 Number & Title: N/A

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

 

ACC PEM Name: Maj Mike Norcini, DRPB, 4-6001

PEM Backup Name: Maj Brian Fenelon, DRPB, 4-6001

 

B200027 -- B-2 Mission Management

DESCRIPTION: Provides advanced communications and data management through computerized message handling, notification, review, storage, and recall. It provides automated threat, target, and action point database/mission program updates. The crew is able to handle digital C2 messages received thru the UHF DAMA w/o manual data entry. It provides 1) data message summarization for quick crew review, 2) message storage and retrieval, 3) crew options for complete message display, 4) automatic database updates and 5) mission operational flight program notification and updates. It also assures that the comm messages are not lost due to inadequate message buffering and archival. Other added capabilities of this upgrade include a jeopardy assessment of data received from UHF DAMA or Link 16 network. This capability 1) uses DMS threat data to assess mission changes, 2) notify the crew of new threats due to mission changes, 3) provides ID of impacted mission segments, and 4) provide a digital readout of threat data on the TSD. Development cost cover software changes to OFPs, avionics, mission planning and training.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. This digital function is designed to eliminate potential errors from high crew work load, compressed timeline for data entry and fatigue.

2. Other advantages include assured coordination of comm, mission porgram and database updates for currency.

3. C4I - Mission Planning

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 64240 (EMD) & 11127 (Production)

ISSUES:. This option should be tied to BLOS SATCOM integration (ID# B200022) in order to fully maximize effectiveness of long range information integration..

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A

ORD Number & Title: 007-89-I/II/III

1067 Number & Title: N/A

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

 

ACC PEM Name: Maj Mike Norcini, DRPB, 4-6001

PEM Backup Name: Maj Brian Fenelon, DRPB, 4-6001

 

B200029 -- B-2 SIOP MRSP

DESCRIPTION: SIOP Mission Readiness Spare Packages for 16 PAA. Support SIOP generation following MRC contingency operation. USSTRATCOM incorporated the B-2 into the US SIOP commitment. This requirement is documented in USSTRATCOM 8044-FYXX. ACC has identified a shortage of spares required to support the mobile commitment of this task. A solution for correcting the spares shortage is to have the requirement documented in approved USAF wartime requirement documents (i.e. War Mobilization Plan 4 and 5 and the USAF Readiness Spares Authorization (RSP), Vol I). An RSP authorization will provide an approved requirement to maintain a deployable package of spares. HQ ACC/LGSIR used Dynametric Analysis System (DMAS) with the programmed decelerated flying hour schedule and sortie data (provided by USSTRATCOM/J44) to compute the range and depth of spares required to support this mission. The computation identified 250 National Stock Numbers (NSNs), totaling 706 units. This range and depth was compared against current and anticipated uncommitted spares.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Significantly decreases SIOP generation time.

2. Sufficient spares are not and will not be available to support this SIOP requirement. Spares from the conventional MRSP could be dual tasked to support this commitment; however, a shortage of airlift (required to return the parts from a deployed location), along with the short response time, lead the CAF to believe that a dual-tasked MRSP support policy is neither feasible nor supportable.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11127 (Production)

ISSUES: No alternative exists for satisfying the spares requirement associated with the SIOP commitment. Without these spares, the CAF can not support USSTRATCOMs 8044-FYXX B-2 requirement. This item should be included in the nuclear annex of the MIP.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A

ORD Number & Title: 007-89-I/II/III

1067 Number & Title: N/A

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

 

ACC PEM Name: Maj Mike Norcini, DRPB, 4-6001

PEM Backup Name: Maj Brian Fenelon, DRPB, 4-6001

 

 

B200030 -- B-2 8 Additional RLAs

DESCRIPTION: Buys 8 additional Rotary Launcher Assemblies (RLA) to match configurations currently fielded at WAFB. We will not need to dual task RLAs.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Allows 32 pregenerated RLAs with nuclear weapons.

2. Significantly decreases SIOP generation time.

3. Can support conventional and nuclear opeartions without dual tasking RLAs

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11127 (Production)

ISSUES: Adequate ACC B-2 support of STRATCOM SIOP mission. This item should be included in the nuclear annex of the MIP.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A

ORD Number & Title: 007-89-I/II/III

1067 Number & Title: N/A

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

 

ACC PEM Name: Maj Mike Norcini, DRPB, 4-6001

PEM Backup Name: Maj Brian Fenelon, DRPB, 4-6001

 

B200031 -- B-2 Smart Rack & Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser (WCMD)

DESCRIPTION: This is an inertially guided tailkit to be fitted on a portion of inventory tactical munitions dispensers to provide accurate, all weather delivery of sensor fuzed weapons (SFW), Gator mines, or combined effects bomblets (CEB), from medium to high altitude. Employment of the WCMD requires integration of the MIL-STD-1760 interface on the bomb rack assembly (BRA). The WCMD receives initial target coordinates from the aircraft through the MIL-STD-1760 interface. The dispenser guides to those coordinates correcting for wind, separation, and dispersion effects. Employment of the WCMD requires hardware and software changes affecting the B-2ís operational flight program and the bomb rack assembly Integration funds would be used to develop and qualify hardware, software, and other interfaces need to integrate the MIL-STD-1760 on the bomb rack assembly to employ the WCMD. Procurement would fund the needed hardware and performs the modifications necessary to implement this weapon.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. All weather accurate capability for attacking large target areas and providing area denial. Projected target sets include troop concentrations, non-hardened buildings and maintenance facilities, land combat vehicles, and massed armor. Estimated footprint of the SFW WCMD is 1500 feet by 750 feet

2. Capability to steer the dispenser to a selected aim point negating errors induced by ballistic, mil dispersion, and unknown wind errors. The ability to guide the dispenser also provides orientation capability for SFW (prior to dispense of the submunitions) for optimal munitions effectiveness.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 64240 (EMD) & 11127 (Production)

ISSUES:. Effective employment of WCMD requires a 1760 rack which increases the cost. A separate cost for employment off the RLA is item # B200012.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A

ORD Number & Title: 007-89-I/II/III

1067 Number & Title: N/A

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

 

ACC PEM Name: Maj Mike Norcini, DRPB, 4-6001

PEM Backup Name: Maj Brian Fenelon, DRPB, 4-6001

 

B200032 -- B-2 10" Display

DESCRIPTION: The current 6x6 multi-purpose display units (MDUs) use a combination of raster and stroke to present information to the aircrew and are not capable of supporting the enhanced radar modes. The display upgrade adds a high resolution 10" active matrix liquid crystal displays (AMLCD) between the pilot and mission commander. AMLCDs use individually addressable pixels allowing higher resolution.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. More accurate display of radar processed image data.

2. More accurate cursor placement for navigation and targeting modes.

3. Full Link 16 Situational Awareness displaying full spectrum of integrated and preplanned data

4. Sustainment (Logistics)

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 64240 (EMD) & 11127 (Production)

ISSUES: This option should be tied to Link 16 integration (ID# B200013) in order to fully maximize effectiveness of Link 16 integration.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A

ORD Number & Title: 007-89-I/II/III

1067 Number & Title: N/A

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

 

ACC PEM Name: Maj Mike Norcini, DRPB, 4-6001

PEM Backup Name: Maj Brian Fenelon, DRPB, 4-6001

 

 

B200033 -- B-2 Radar H/W & S/W Enhancements

DESCRIPTION: The radar upgrade improves the Ground Moving Target Search (GMTS) and Ground Moving Target Track (GMTT) modes and provides a higher resolution coherent map mode. The modifications include mods to the receiver/exciter, new Radar Data Processor (RDP) and Radar Signal Processor (RSP) LRUs and associated software, new wideband serial interface, and training system and technical manual modifications. No modifications to the antenna and transmitter will be required. The current GMTS/GMTT modes are implemented to increase aircrew situation awareness, and provide only a limited capability for weapons targeting.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Enhanced air-to-ground targeting with upgraded ground search and track modes

2. Higher reliability & better repairability with upgraded radar data and signal processors

3. Negating vanishing vendor problems.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 64240 (EMD) & 11127 (Production)

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A

ORD Number & Title: 007-89-I/II/III

1067 Number & Title: N/A

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

 

ACC PEM Name: Maj Mike Norcini, DRPB, 4-6001

PEM Backup Name: Maj Brian Fenelon, DRPB, 4-6001

 

 

B200035 -- B-2 Defensive Management System (DMS) End-to-End Tester

DESCRIPTION: The B-2 requires a deployable ground based off-aircraft radiating threat capability to determine the adequacy of DMS performance. It would:

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. A capability to validate the threat data and signals that are processed. Current built-in-test capability only provides fault detection and isolation capability to verify system avionics performance.

2. The test/support equipment would provide a "O" level capability to do an end-to-end test of the system.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 64240 (EMD)

ISSUES: Proposed B-1 test set does not provide total end-to-end capability.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A

ORD Number & Title: 007-89-I/II/III

1067 Number & Title: N/A

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

 

ACC PEM Name: Maj Mike Norcini, DRPB, 4-6001

PEM Backup Name: Maj Brian Fenelon, DRPB, 4-6001

 

 

B200037 -- B-2 GATM

DESCRIPTION: Upgrades the B-2 Navigation and Air Traffic Surveillance to meet the requirements of the worldwide future air navigation system. Allows B-2 to utilize the civilian airspace environment.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 64240 & 11127

ISSUES: GATM architecture is still not fully dsefined. However, once overall requirements are set failure to fund denies the B-2 the ability to fly in the peacetime airspace environment in the future.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A

ORD Number & Title: 007-89-I/II/III

1067 Number & Title: N/A

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

 

ACC PEM Name: Maj Mike Norcini, DRPB, 4-6001

PEM Backup Name: Maj Brian Fenelon, DRPB, 4-6001

 

B200038 B-2 EMD Baseline

DESCRIPTION: Completes the retrofit of 2 EMD aircraft to combat configuration.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 64240

ISSUES: Any perturbations in FY00 and FY01 would impact the ability to deliver the final two EMD aircraft in a combat configuration.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A

ORD Number & Title: 007-89-I/II/III

1067 Number & Title: N/A

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

 

ACC PEM Name: Maj Mike Norcini, DRPB, 4-6001

PEM Backup Name: Maj Brian Fenelon, DRPB, 4-6001

 

B200039 B-2 Baseline

DESCRIPTION: Completes production and installtion of items for B-2 production vehicles to bring them up the full Block 30 combat configuration.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11127

ISSUES: Any perturbations would impact the ability to provide 21 air vehicles in Block 30 combat configuration.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A

ORD Number & Title: 007-89-I/II/III

1067 Number & Title: N/A

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

 

ACC PEM Name: Maj Mike Norcini, DRPB, 4-6001

PEM Backup Name: Maj Brian Fenelon, DRPB, 4-6001

 

B200040 JMPS (Joint Mission Planning)

DESCRIPTION: Convert B-2 mission planning to comply with DoD direction for Joint Mission Planning System.

JUSTIFICATION: The DoD has directed a joint mission planning architecture and language be used. The Air Force and the Navy currently have fielded or are fielding different mission planning systems. In order to comply with DoD for a joint mission planning system (JMPS), the AFMSS must migrate to GCCS DII/COE directed format. Each platform A/W/Es and OFPs must also be changed in order to be compatible with the core changes and comply with DoD direction.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 64240

ISSUES: The B-2 AFMSS mission planning system (MPS) is an integrated, multiple user, deployable mission planner that receives data from various sources to plan a mission and provide both printed and electronic materials. With the direction to migrate to GCCS DII/COE with the JMPS, B-2 conversion brings a high cost due to the complexity involved with itís mission planning. Every platform in the Air Force inventory will use some version of AFMSS. Whether it is the current high end Unix workstation or a basic PC system, the hardware and software MPE will be defined based on individual user requirements.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A

ORD Number & Title: 007-89-I/II/III

1067 Number & Title: N/A

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

 

ACC PEM Name: Maj Mike Norcini, DRPB, 4-6001

PEM Backup Name: Maj Brian Fenelon, DRPB, 4-6001

 

B200041 High Frequency Enhancements

DESCRIPTION: Seeks to use radar absorbing material to improve the high frequency signature while decreasing the susceptibility of the B-2 to surface discontinuities, therefore, reducing the need for time consuming maintenance to restore the signature performance.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Enhanced reliability, maintainability, repairability

2. Reduced mobility footprint

3. Enhanced platform survivability through reduction of RF susceptibility

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 64240 (EMD) & 11127 (Production)

ISSUES: Long term implementation.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A

ORD Number & Title: 007-89-I/II/III

1067 Number & Title: N/A

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

 

ACC PEM Name: Maj Mike Norcini, DRPB, 4-6001

PEM Backup Name: Maj Brian Fenelon, DRPB, 4-6001

 

 

B200042 -- B-2 Advanced Topcoat

DESCRIPTION: Seeks to; 1) eliminate or significantly reduce the volatile organic compounds associated with the topcoat paint and primer, and 2) improve the infrared signature.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Enhanced reliability, maintainability, repairability

2. Reduced mobility footprint

3. Enhanced platform survivability through reduction of susceptibility

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 64240 (EMD) & 11127 (Production)

ISSUES: Long term implementation.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A

ORD Number & Title: 007-89-I/II/III

1067 Number & Title: N/A

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

 

ACC PEM Name: Maj Mike Norcini, DRPB, 4-6001

PEM Backup Name: Maj Brian Fenelon, DRPB, 4-6001

 

 

B200043 -- B-2 Advanced Hot Trailing Edge

DESCRIPTION: Design, fabricate and install new hot trailing edge (HTE) made from improved high temperature low observable (LO) materials. This is a structural LO improvement. The new HTE will improve reliability and maintainability, and reduce the cost of ownership.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Enhanced reliability, maintainability, repairability

2. Reduced mobility footprint

3. Enhanced platform survivability through reduction of RF susceptibility

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 64240 (EMD) & 11127 (Production)

ISSUES: Long term implementation.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A

ORD Number & Title: 007-89-I/II/III

1067 Number & Title: N/A

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

 

ACC PEM Name: Maj Mike Norcini, DRPB, 4-6001

PEM Backup Name: Maj Brian Fenelon, DRPB, 4-6001

 

 

B200044 -- B-2 Advanced Exhaust Lip

DESCRIPTION: Replace the current part with a form, fit, and function replacement for improved reliability, maintainability, and supportability. This is a structural LO improvement.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Enhanced reliability, maintainability, repairability

2. Reduced mobility footprint

3. Enhanced platform survivability through reduction of RF susceptibility

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 64240 (EMD) & 11127 (Production)

ISSUES: Long term implementation.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A

ORD Number & Title: 007-89-I/II/III

1067 Number & Title: N/A

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

 

ACC PEM Name: Maj Mike Norcini, DRPB, 4-6001

PEM Backup Name: Maj Brian Fenelon, DRPB, 4-6001



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