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

F-16

 

JOINT HELMET MOUNTED CUEING SYSTEM (U)

F15C042, F15E046, F163052, F1640002, F165021, A10022

DESCRIPTION: The JHMCS (CAF-USN) will provide aircrew with day/ night combat advantage of first-look/first-shot/first kill advantage in the within visual range (WVR) arena. The JHMCS will also possess capability to enhance flexibility in cueing air-to-ground weapons and sensors. F-15C/D, F-16C/D (Block50),and F/A-18C/D/E/F and F-22 are threshold aircraft with F-15A/B/E, F-16C/D and , AV-8B as follow-on objective aircraft.

JUSTIFICATION:

1. Numerous friendly and threat aircraft systems currently employ helmet mounted systems capable of cueing aircraft radar, weapons, or sensors wherever the pilot/crew is looking. Current US fighters do not possess this capability. Numerous simulations have demonstrated that incorporating a JHMCS provides a distinct first-look/first-shot/first-kill advantage in the visual maneuvering arena.

2. Air-to-surface capability requirements will allow for cueing, marking, and designating target areas of interest for rapid targeting and follow-on precision attack. Limited simulations and flight test indicate many potential uses of a JHMCS in the CAS and other reactive time critical force application scenarios.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 64201F

ISSUES:

1. F-15 - 98 PB procurement of 410 units reduced to 216 due to projected F-15 Sundown (FY 04). QDR effects may change. F-22 reduction impact on F-15 numbers required TBD.

2. F-16 - Development funding profile above must be restored so the F-16 integration may continue as planned. Delays will further limit F-16 ability to capitalize on CCIP upgrade efforts which provide the best opportunity to integrate JHMCS and AIM-9X into the F-16 at substantial savings. F-16 Blk 50 currently is the CAFs only designated threshold aircraft that could benefit from air to ground applications of JHMCS.

3.. F-22 - JHMCS integration and testing will be post EMD (FY 02-04) due to funding / schedule constraints.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: ORD Number & Title:

308-93 Aerospace Control Helmet Mounted CAF-USN 308-93-I/II-A Helmet Mounted

Cueing System 4 Jan 94 Cueing System 18 Dec 96

Acquisition Decision Memorandum: Development Plan Date & Title:

29 Dec 94, and the (PMD) 2302(4) 31 Jan 97, JHMCS Single Acquisition

Project 2050, 24 Jan 95, for the JHMCS Management Plan

Current CINC IPL: YES 1067 Number & Title: N/A

ACC PEM Name: Maj Tom Tenpenny PEM Backup Name: Lt Col David Jones

ACC/DRAW; DSN 574-5915 ACC/DRAW; DSN 574-5914

 

F15E049 -- Multi-Purpose Display Processor (MPDP) Upgrade

(R&M)

DESCRIPTION: Upgrades the current processor to handle data throughput.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. Current MPDP processor, 1988 technology, is at maximum memory and throughput capacity.
  2. Required for full Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground LINK 16 capability.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: Unfunded. 215 installs.

REFERENCES: Awaiting information from the F-15 SPO on document references.

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: No

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

F15E051 -- Night Vision Goggle Compatibility

(OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY)

DESCRIPTION: Initiative to procure Night Vision Device (NVD) compatible internal cockpit and displays lighting and external aircraft lighting. Field retrofit mod (128 hour installation). Solution alternatives ASC/ENFC 96-01 compliant. Permanent modification solution includes full logistics supportability. Replaces current aircraft and cockpit displays with night vision goggle compatible lighting.

JUSTIFICATION: Critical to effectively employ during complex night time combat missions. ACC Project 92-012RF, Tactical Employment using Night Vision Goggles (NVG) Tactics Development & Evaluation, Final Report identifies significant increase in combat effectiveness with NVGs. Combat CINC’s require night time capability for Combat ID and weapons employment.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: Unfunded

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: CAF 309-93 NIGHT VISION SYSTEM COMPATIBLE AIRCRAFT LIGHTING

ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: No

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

F15E052 -- Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Upgrade

(OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY)

DESCRIPTION: Replacement of APX-76, KIR, and IFF Reply Evaluator with the APX-115.

JUSTIFICATION: Verification that no friendly aircraft are in proximity of a threat is a critical element of virtually all Theater Rules of Engagement. Cooperative identification systems need high reliability and near-100% operating confidence. The existing F-15C/D IFF system design is over 25 year old. System components are difficult to keep in calibration, lack comprehensive built-in-test (BIT), impacted by diminishing source of repair parts. Operational performance is unreliable due to computer firmware errors and processing throughput limitations in dense signal environments resulting in false indications or worse, no indications when friendly aircraft are present. Poor BIT architecture requires pilots to test system performance against wingman aircraft every sortie; system performance cannot be verified prior to take-off. O-level test equipment is unsupportable and unreliable, lacks spare parts for repair.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: Unfunded. 215 installs on F-15E.

REFERENCES: Awaiting information from the F-15 SPO on document references.

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: YES

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

 

 

F15E057 -- Embedded GPS/INS (EGI)

(OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY)

DESCRIPTION: The flight segment of the EGI System replaces the Attitude Heading Reference Set (AHRS) function and integrates spaced based navigation system data from the Global Positioning System (GPS), into the existing architecture on the F-15 model aircraft. The EGI System includes hardware and software that receives and processes GPS data and integrates the results into the weapons system. This specifically includes an EGI Line Replaceable Unit (LRU), antenna(s), antenna preamplifier, aircraft physical mounting modifications, cabling, and software on the F-15. The support segment of the EGI system is comprised of equipment and associated software, data, and training required to use, install and operationally support the EGI System. System support includes loading and verifying software at field sites in the airborne hardware via the Programmer Loader Verifier-New Technology (PLV-NT) at the organizational level, via the Electronic Systems Test Set (ESTS) at the intermediate level, and government depot maintenance activities. The EGI system will interact with the Air Force Mission Support System (AFMSS) and Computerized Fault Reporting System (CFRS) through the Data Transfer Module (DTM) to exchange data such as GPS almanac and Built-In-Test (BIT) failure data. This effort requires Operational Flight Program Suite 3E.

JUSTIFICATION: Congress has mandated all AF aircraft install a GPS system. The EGI System will provide highly precise position, velocity, and time information world-wide. It eliminates the dependence on Tactical Air and Navigation (TACAN), Distance Measuring Equipment (DME), and Very-High-Frequency Omni-Directional Range (VOR) navigation aids, which are not available in all locations. It is also required for GPS aided munitions (JDAM/JSOW/WCMD/JASSM).

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: 203 installs complete by 3rd quarter FY01.

REFERENCES: Awaiting information from the F-15 SPO on document references.

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: YES

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

F15E060 -- Landing Gear Wiring and Switches

(R&M)

DESCRIPTION: Installs newly designed proximity and weight on wheels (WOW) switches, encapsulated wiring, and a floating actuator. Switches will be interchangeable without rewiring, wiring replaceable without new switches.

JUSTIFICATION: Reduces ground aborts, inflight emergency (IFE) and air aborts resulting from unsafe gear indications which in turn reduces aircraft downtime for jacking and performing gear retraction checks.

This program has been designated a Priority 2 program by ACC.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: None

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: 96-050, Replacement of Nose/Main Landing Gear Switches and Wiring.

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: No

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

F15E061 -- Low Cost Modifications

(R&M)

DESCRIPTION: Various low cost (less than $900K ea.) modifications to correct deficiencies, improve safety, reliability, maintainability, and mission performance while reducing logistics costs.

JUSTIFICATION: Funds repair of Government Furnished Equipment and Property loaned to contractors for development of other systems. Managed by WR-ALC/LFL. Important for funding minor safety of flight recommended modifications resulting from flight mishap accident investigations.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: Organic/intermediate installation

REFERENCES: Awaiting information from the F-15 SPO on document references.

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: No

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

F15E062 -- Obsolete Parts Redesign

(R&M)

DESCRIPTION: Solves major obsolescence of avionics parts in near future. Continues reverse engineering/emulation/redesign of parts/subassemblies projected to be unavailable.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

Provides the ability to initiate replacement lead time away from empty BINS. Precludes aircraft downtime.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: Addresses several F-15E avionics components facing parts obsolescence.

REFERENCES: Awaiting information from the F-15 SPO on document references.

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: No

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

 

F15E066 -- All Weather Precision Strike

(OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY)

DESCRIPTION: Capitalizes on many existing, planned, and proposed on-board and off-board sensors by combining their capabilities into an integrated weapon delivery system.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. Increase battlefield Situational Awareness, assist Theater Missile Defense mission, and increase weapon system accuracy in all weather conditions.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: Unfunded Cost estimating being performed by Modernization Planning Process (MPP). Assumed an even distribution of deliverables over the EMD/Production span.

REFERENCES: Awaiting information from the F-15 SPO on document references.

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: YES

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

F15E 0074 -- FOTD (Fiber Optic Towed Decoy)

(OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY)

(Note: the following information covers the effort for both F-15C & E aircraft. Attempts to separate this information between Cs and Es should be done by spreading costs across aircraft quantities contained within this paper)

Description: A towed device which emits electronic countermeasures to counter advanced command guided and monopulse threats. It was developed under the Navy’s Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (IDECM) program for the F/A-18E/F. USAF potential customers include the B-1, F-15C/E, U-2 and C-130.

JUSTIFICATION: The FOTD provides aircraft protection against modern radar-guided missiles to supplement traditional radar jamming equipment. The device is towed at varying distances behind the F-15 aircraft while transmitting a signal like that of a threat radar. The missile will detect and lock onto the decoy rather than on the aircraft. This is achieved by making the decoy’s radiated signal stronger than that of the aircraft. The system will greatly enhance the F-15’s existing onboard defense against radar guided missiles, thus improving the survivability of both aircraft and flight crew against radar guided threats.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 64270F

NOTE: The above estimates are based on a requirement for 562 Group A (341 MSIP, 221 E) installs in F-15 C/E aircraft. 461 Group B (287 MSIP, 164 E) costs are not included in above figures. Actual procurement and installation may vary pending aircraft availability for scheduled retrofits.

Assumptions:

Notes:

Figures are not distributed with inflation or learning curves in mind. Total should be accurate even after figures are massaged.

EMD 101.4

Group A production and installation 147.98

Group B production and installation 191.32

Total 440.7

ISSUES: ORD is late and could result in 3600 funding being in jeopardy, thus threatening integration efforts

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: CAF 357-92 (SAC 007-92) Conventional Capability for the B-1 ; CAF 343-88

ORD Number & Title: CAF 357-92, B-1B CMUP ORD (SAC 007-92) I/II Rev 2; CAF 343-88-I/II-BA F-15C/E RF Countermeasures System (DRAFT)

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: YES

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

 

F15E 0075 -- New Video Tape Recording (VTR) System

(R&M)

DESCRIPTION: Replaces the Sony EVO-210 (F-15C/D) and EVO-220 (F-15E) 8mm Airborne Videotape Recorder (AVTR) System. This proposal was initially submitted as a Request For Proposal (RFP) in 1990 to replace the then current 3/4 inch AVTR which was becoming unsupportable due to parts obsolescence. Industry lodged more than a dozen protests after the RFP was submitted, causing the RFP to be teminated in November 1992. WR-ALC/LF purchased the organic Sony recorders Commercial Off-the -Shelf (COTS) and modified 95% of the F-15C/D fleet. The Sony recorders were not released for installation on the F-15E fleet and the remainder of the F-15 C/D fleet until May 1997. Both the Sony EVO-210 and EVO-220 are out of production are are unsupportable in the field due to parts obsolescence. The COTS Sony recorders were initially intended to be an interim five-year replacement for the original 3/4 inch AVTR system, until a permanent solution could be selected.

JUSTIFICATION: Combat capability is reduced with the current AVTR system due to R&M concerns, 30 minutes recording time, and inaccessability to the AVTR to replace tapes inflight fore the F-15E. The new 8mm AVTR will be mounted in the cockpit, will use existing aircraft software to maintain cockpit selectability of recorded displays, simultaneously record audio and visual, and provide cockpit playback capability.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: Unfunded. Will equip 216 F-15 C/D and 215 F-15Es.

REFERENCES: Awaiting information from the F-15 SPO on document references.

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: YES

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

F15E076 -- Upgraded Displays (Liquid Crystal Displays)

(R&M)

DESCRIPTION:

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: Unfunded

REFERENCES: Awaiting information from the F-15 SPO on document references.

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: No

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

F15E079 -- Advanced Display Core Processor (ADCP)

(R&M)

DESCRIPTION: Installation of a one-box combined Very High Speed Integrated Computer (VHSIC) Central Computer (VCC) with the Multi-Purpose Display Processor (MPDP), using commercial open system architecture to replace the current MPDP, which is at maximum memory and throughput capacity.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. Greatly improved memory and throughput capacity. Absolutely essential for full Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground LINK 16 capability.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: The cost estimate assumes $30.2M funded by industry in FY96-97, and additional funds of $10.7M provided by DARPA COSSI in FY98-99. If the entire $10.7 DARPA funds are re-allocated or otherwise lost, the program will be unexecutable. This is a joint program and will install on 215 F-15Es. This is a type 3 interdependency with F15E049 MPDP Upgrade. The ADCP will be integrated into Suite 5E. Organic/intermediate installation.

REFERENCES: Awaiting information from the F-15 SPO on document references.

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: No

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

F15E 080 -- Antenna Test Station (-5) Upgrade

(R&M)

DESCRIPTION:

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: Unfunded.

REFERENCES: Awaiting information from the F-15 SPO on document references.

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: No

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

 

F15E081 -- TISS (TEWS Intermediate Support System) Footprint Reduction Program

(R&M)

DESCRIPTION: Program reduces TISS mobility footprint and replaces obsolescent assemblies. Basic
effort reduces TISS footprint from six to four bays using existing equipment. Additional options further reduces the footprint to three bays using VXI technology and reduces TISS storage cabinets from seven to three bays.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include: Reduces mobility footprint and brings the TISS in line with the Electronic Systems Test Set for rapid small footprint deployment. Replaces obsolete parts for a system that will have been fielded for 15 years allowing the continued field level repair and support of the F-15 TEWS.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: Unfunded.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: ASC/FBA working 1067.

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: No

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

Note for information only to describe update.

F15C026 and F15E033 were TISS computer upgrade. The 77.2 3010 in the original worksheet was a typo and should have been 7.72. This effort is fully funded and on contract. Work has started and fielding will be complete in 00. These should be deleted along with any other funding programmed to support these. F15C075 and F15E081 should be retitled TISS (TEWS Intermediate Support System) Footprint Reduction Program. Originally, the computer upgrade was part of this effort and is now removed due to funding and fielding. A new 1067 is INW by the DSO for these items. A new ROM for this effort with the computer upgrade removed will be in the DSO in approximately 90 days. Rough estimate for entire effort is expected to come in at about $10M total for R&D and production. The numbers listed above are from an original estimate that included the computer replacement.

 

 

F15E082 -- TESSA Med Resolution SAR & GMTI/GMTT

(OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY)

DESCRIPTION: F-15E APG-70 radar upgrades to support a 4 x 6 foot SAR Map resolution capability and incorporate a Ground Moving Target Indicator and Track capability (GMTI/GMTT). The GMTI/GMTT information will be overlayed on the Enhanced SAR map display. The Upgrades requires hardware modification to the Analog Signal Converter (for GMTI/GMTT) and the Receiver-Exciter (4 foot SAR Map). Software modifications are required to the Central Computer (VHSCC) and Radar Data Processor (RDP).

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

Provides F-15E increased capability for autonomous detection , acquisition, and attack of mobile, widely dispersed, short-dwell targets. Address deficiencies TM-15, -16, -17, -18, and -21 in the FY96 Counter Air : Theater Missile Defense MAP.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: Unfunded.. Modifies 213 F-15Es, with 141 initial spares.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: JMNS-064-91, Joint Theater Missile Defense MNS; Air Force MNS (USAF-004-91) for Theater Missile Defense, 1 Oct 91

ORD Number & Title: Draft Time Critical Target Capstone Requirements Document

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title: Aerospace Control, Sep 96

Current CINC IPL: YES

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

 

F15E083 -- TESSA 3rd Generation Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR)

with Automatic Target Cueing (ATC)

(R&M)

DESCRIPTION: The TESSA LANTIRN upgrade integrates a 3rd Generation Staring Array into the existing LANTIRN Targeting pod. The upgrade will increase acquisition, identification and weapon employment ranges by a factor of four over the current 1st Generation Scanning Array in LANTIRN. This program will also incorporate an Automatic Target Cuer (ATC) to assist the WSO/Pilot in the detection and identification of targets in the viewing area. The ATC will provide a limited target recognition capability and display by class or vehicle type. The ATC performance is enhanced by incorporating an IMU for sensor stabalization.

JUSTIFICATION: Improves standoff range (4-5 fold) for autonomous detection , acquisition, and attack of Time Critical Targets. Provides a higher probability of first-pass acquisition and attack of unsheltered mobile targets. Enhances target re-acquisition following target hand-off from off-board sensors. Provides increased all-weather target acqusition , identification and assists in defeating passive CCD. Address deficiencies TM-15,-16-17,-18, and -21 in the FY96 Counterair: Theater Missile Defense MAP.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27249

ISSUES: Unfunded. Related to LANT010, LANT011, and LANT006 Solutions. Cost data for Upgrades to all F-15/F-16 targeting pods to maintain common configuration.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: JROCM-064-91, Theater Missile Defense MNS, 18 Nov 91; and Air Force MNS (USAF-004-91) for Theater Missile Defense, 1 Oct 91

ORD Number & Title: Draft Time Critical Target Capstone Requirements Document

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title: 30 Sep 96, Aerospace Control

Current CINC IPL: YES

F-15E PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861

F-15E PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

LANTIRN PEM Name: Capt Marcus Quint, DRPF, 4-5279

LANTIRN PEM Backup Name: Msgt Ruben Goode, LGFA, 4-3583

 

F15E084 -- Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Combined Interrogator Transponder (CIT) Upgrade

(OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY)

DESCRIPTION: Replacement of the KIR, IFF Reply Evaluator, and APX-76 with the APX-115. The IFF Pilot/Vehicle Interface will remain identical to that currently in the F-15E. The implementation will be baselined to Suite 5E software

Installation will require less than 25 hours.

JUSTIFICATION: Verification that no friendly aircraft are in proximity of a threat is a critical element of virtually all Theater Rules of Engagement. Cooperative identification systems need high reliability and near-100% operating confidence. The existing F-15C/D IFF system design is over 25 year old. System components are difficult to keep in calibration, lack comprehensive built-in-test (BIT), impacted by diminishing source of repair parts. Operational performance is unreliable due to computer firmware errors and processing throughput limitations in dense signal environments resulting in false indications or worse, no indications when friendly aircraft are present. Poor BIT architecture requires pilots to test system performance against wingman aircraft every sortie; system performance cannot be verified prior to take-off. O-level test equipment is unsupportable and unreliable, lacks spare parts for repair.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: Unfunded. Suite 5 baseline implementation. F-15C/D requires 1553 bus, assumes 1553 bus installed on F-15E PACS upgrade (F15E018). 431 total systems produced (216 FY02 and 215 FY03).

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: 96-147, Procurement of New IFF/AAI Test Set

Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: YES

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

 

F15E085 -- ADAIRS (Advanced Distributed Aperature IR System)

DESCRIPTION: Advanced Distributed Aperture IR System (ADAIRS) is a distributed set of identical fixed staring electro-optical (EO) sensors which are located around the aircraft to provide a full spherical field-of-regard coverage without the need for gimbals to point toward the line of sight.

JUSTIFICATION:

PROGRAM ELEMENT:

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title:

Development Plan Date & Title: Aerospace Control 30 Sep 96

Current CINC IPL:

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

 

F15E086 - Distributed Air-to-Air Fire Control [AVON008]

DESCRIPTION: The advent of GPS, low cost atomic clocks, and low cost communications systems provides unprecedented opportunities for sharing data between fighters engaged in air-to-air combat. This concept establishes and uses a database common to all fighters, maintained in real time onboard each fighter. Data correlation is accomplished by each fighter using the same software and the same inputs, so that the results are identical for all fighters. The only data passed between fighters is selected (and possibly modified) sensor detections or tracks. This is applied to small groups of 2 to 6 closely coordinated fighters, each with about 100 tracks. Since each fighter maintains his own database, there is no single point failure. No centralized control is required. Target prioritization, and sensor/weapon control algorithms on-board each fighter also operate on this common database. Each fighter prioritizes all targets for all fighters, and attacks those targets for which he has the highest priority. Since the software and database are the same, all fighters get the same answers and coordination is automatic. In addition, each fighter also maintains his own private best on-board database, representing the best possible source of data and used whenever the accuracy requirements are critical. The concept is low cost and low risk. It uses an integrated GPS/INS system to obtain ownship time, location and velocity. A low cost atomic clock may be needed for more accurate timing. A Programmable Digital Radio can provide the required data link. The Tactical Air-to-Air Coupling System (TAACS) algorithms developed for the Air Force can provide an initial design for the software, but must be modified for the concept.

JUSTIFICATION:

PROGRAM ELEMENT:

ISSUES: EMD/Production occur outside the specified years. Contact the Aerospace Control TPIPT @ DSN 785-3166 for any information concerning this concept.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title:

Development Plan Date & Title: Aerospace Control 30 Sep 96

Current CINC IPL:

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

 

F15E087 - Mode 9 IFF [AVON002]

DESCRIPTION: The Mode 9 Cooperative Combat ID system exchanges platform identification and GPS position data using high capacity encrypted links at 1030 MHz and 1090 MHz to provide real-time Situation Awareness (SA) in the cockpit and high probability of Friendly ID while eliminating most Mark XII IFF problems including system saturation, code garble and poor radar target correlation. This system provides Ground-to-Air, Air-to-Air, and Air-to-Ground ID capability and a link for additional off-board Situational Awareness data. The system can be incorporated onto existing and future aircraft, tanks, personnel vehicles etc. Mode 9 modifies or replaces existing IFF equipment already in replacement planning stages with a highly reliable and maintainable IFF system while utilizing existing antennas.

JUSTIFICATION:

PROGRAM ELEMENT:

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title:

Development Plan Date & Title: Aerospace Control 30 Sep 96

Current CINC IPL:

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

 

F15E088 - Precision Target Acquisition System [AVON049]

DESCRIPTION: The goal of the Precision Target Acquisition System development activity is to provide a common automatic target acquisition system for a variety of target attack missions. This automatic target acquisition system will significantly enhance the strike capability of various aircraft and weapon systems that use common databases and mission planning requirements. MDA’s General Pattern Match (GPM) algorithm enables the user to attack targets with minimal mission planning and is compatible with a variety of missile and aircraft sensor technologies. GPM is an automatic target recognition algorithm shown to be effective with IR, SAR, and MMW sensors. The GPM can use a variety of reference data, including target models, overhead and oblique photos, and other sensor data. This ability to use multiple refernece sources makes the GPM algorithm unique in that the need to develop templates, common to edge-matching ATR approaches, is not needed. This permits the GPM algorithm to directory use third party photographs, SAR images, and other data sources without a significant reference preparation processing, leading to near real time exploitation of time fleeting targets by aircraft and missiles.

JUSTIFICATION:

PROGRAM ELEMENT:

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title:

Development Plan Date & Title: Aerospace Control 30 Sep 96

Current CINC IPL:

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

 

F15E089 - Tactical IRCM [AVON027]

DESCRIPTION: This concept description is CLASSIFIED

JUSTIFICATION:

PROGRAM ELEMENT:

ISSUES: EMD/Production occurs outside the specified years. Contact Aerospace Control TPIPT @ DSN 785-3166 for any information concerning this program.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title:

Development Plan Date & Title: Aerospace Control 30 Sep 96

Current CINC IPL:

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

 

F15E090 - Wideband Digital Receiver RWR [AVON003]

DESCRIPTION: This concept proposes to use high speed electronic components that are becoming available to develop a wideband digital receiver. In such a processor the analog-to-digital converter is moved much closer to the antenna in the processing path than it is in present systems. Most, if not all, of the analog IF components are eliminated. Receiver functions such as filtering, angle-of-arrival estimation, and instantaneous frequency measurement will all be implemented with fully digital methods. This concept proposes to apply wideband digital receiver concepts to correct the deficiencies mentioned by number and title above. As digital receivers allow great flexibility, a number of alternative architectures would be investigated and compared. Tradeoffs among performance, cost, and component availability will be worked, and the best overall system architecture for each application will be determined.

JUSTIFICATION:

PROGRAM ELEMENT:

ISSUES: Production occurs outside the specified years.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title:

Development Plan Date & Title: Aerospace Control 30 Sep 96

Current CINC IPL:

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

 

F15E091 - Wideband Digital Receiver for Fighter POD Targeting System [AVON003]

DESCRIPTION: This concept proposes to use high speed electronic components that are becoming available to develop a wideband digital receiver. In such a processor the analog-to-digital converter is moved much closer to the antenna in the processing path than it is in present systems. Most, if not all, of the analog IF components are eliminated. Receiver functions such as filtering, angle-of-arrival estimation, and instantaneous frequency measurement will all be implemented with fully digital methods. This concept proposes to apply wideband digital receiver concepts to correct the deficiencies mentioned by number and title above. As digital receivers allow great flexibility, a number of alternative architectures would be investigated and compared. Tradeoffs among performance, cost, and component availability will be worked, and the best overall system architecture for each application will be determined.

JUSTIFICATION:

PROGRAM ELEMENT:

ISSUES: An additional 99 units will be delivered. 68 in 08, 31 in 09. Contact the Aerospace Control TPIPT @ DSN 785-3166 for additional information about this concept.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title:

Development Plan Date & Title: Aerospace Control 30 Sep 96

Current CINC IPL:

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

 

F15E092 - Fusion ATR for Surface Targeting [AVON052]

DESCRIPTION: Concept calls for robust suites of sensors and ATR software for F-15E and larger surveillance vehicles, including UAVs. Design, Evaluate, Test, and Demonstrate Air-to-Ground Target Identification ATR (Automatic Target Recognition) for Fighter and Surveillance platforms. The ATR is for sensor fusion of Radar and EO-IR Sensors.

a The system would detect and Identify Moving and Stationary ground targets in higher clutter backgrounds and in CCD.

b. Surveillance Platforms U-2R, UAVs, Fighter Platform F-15E.

c. Sensor requirements for each platform are ATR fusion algorithms for SAR/GMTIm (Sythetic Aperture Radar/Ground Moving Target Imaging) and EO-IR.

JUSTIFICATION:

PROGRAM ELEMENT:

ISSUES: Production occurs outside the specified years. An assumption of a 5 year production schedule was made beginning in 08. 40 units per year were assumed for the deliverables. Contact the Aerospace Control TPIPT @ DSN 785-3166 for additional information concerning this concept.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title:

Development Plan Date & Title: Aerospace Control 30 Sep 96

Current CINC IPL:

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

 

F15E093 - High Bandwidth Range Extension of Tactical Data Links [AVON024]

DESCRIPTION: This concept provides beyond line of sight capability for high bandwidth Joint Tactical Information System (JTIDS) networks. Current Military satellite assets are overloaded and very narrowband (2.4 Kbps to 32 Kbps). Commercial satellite assets have limited geographic coverage areas and undependable access for Conflict Regions. Solutions to the extension of JTIDS networks via SATCOM need to incorporate both Military and Commercial satellite resources. A fully integrated solution which incorporates access to both Military and Commercial satellite resources, as well as, provides a flexible architecture for the analysis of optimum networking is recommended. Extending the range of JTIDS networks using both Military and Commercial satellite resources has been achieved during multiple demonstrations since 1992 involving such satellite systems as MILSTAR, UHF SATCOM, DSCS and commercial Ku-Band. Theater Missile Defense Concepts of Operations which use these capabilities have been reviewed as parts of the demonstrations. Access to air and ground order of battle information can also be provided in real time via this SATCOM link as an adjunct to the JTIDS LOS link to support most connectivity conditions. The architecture recommended takes into account the significant expenditure made in JTIDs Host system integration and offers a solution which has minimal impact on existing Host systems. COTS based system integrated with GOTS JTIDS, multi-function Information Distribution System (MIDS) or Programmable Digital Radio (PDR) equipment provides a low cost, highly flexible, complete system solution.

JUSTIFICATION:

PROGRAM ELEMENT:

ISSUES: All EMD costs are F-15C as this is the baseline aircraft. Production ends in 08. An additional 70 units to be delivered in 08. For additional information on this concept contact the Aerospace Control TPIPT @ DSN 785-3166.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title:

Development Plan Date & Title: Aerospace Control 30 Sep 96

Current CINC IPL:

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

 

F15E094 - IDATS (Integrated Distributed Aperture Targeting System [AVON005]

DESCRIPTION: This concept utilizes a set of individual infrared sensors distributed around the aircraft. The IDATS concept provides probable 4 pi (full spherical) missile warning and situational coverage. In addition, IDATS provides head-steered navigation FLIR imagery to individual or multiple pilots. An adjunct sensor in the IDATS concept provides targeting imagery for weapons delivery. The basic IDATS concept utilizes a suite of staring mid-wave arrays packaged in small distributed sensors. In the basic configuration, 6 sensors would be located in the nose, tail, right, left, top, and bottom of the aircraft. Each of these 6 sensors is approximately 7 inches in diameter by 10 inches high. Each of these 6 sensors covers 90deg x 90 deg, 6 sensors cover the full 4 pi surround. While the basic IDATS concept utilizes a cyrocooled array, as an option, the IDATS concept can utilize an uncooled array in some or all of the sensor locations. The use of the uncooled arrays provides significant improvements to acquisition and life cycle costs, at the expense of some reductions in performance.

JUSTIFICATION:

PROGRAM ELEMENT:

ISSUES: During the costing exercise, all EMD costs were assumed on the F-22 as the baseline aircraft. Assumed an even distribution of deliverables over the 6 year production cycle. Contact the Aerospace Control TPIPT @ DSN 785-3166 for further information about this concept.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title:

Development Plan Date & Title: Aerospace Control 30 Sep 96

Current CINC IPL:

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

 

F15E095 -- Combat ID Updates (APG-70)

(OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY)

DESCRIPTION: A software change for the APG-70 to positively identify potential targets using cooperative and non-cooperative techniques. Technology insertion of Wright Labs developed algorithms. This change requires APG-70 Radar, Operational Flight Program Suite 4E (for partial capability), and OFP 5E (for full capability).

JUSTIFICATION: Corrects an existing shortfall in Air Force employment of high tech, long range weapons (i.e. AMRAAM) due to limited capability to positively ID targets at or beyond full weapon employment range. The software change increases the existing database to include threat data not included during initial development.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: Unfunded. Estimate is for EMD only.

REFERENCES: Awaiting information from the F-15 SPO on document references.

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: YES

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

 

F15E096 -- OFP Development/Flight Test

(OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY)

DESCRIPTION: Continual process to develop and maintain avionics software changes necessary to correct deficiencies and upgrade performance of all reprogrammable avionics systems.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. Provides software interfaces to new or upgraded avionics, including LINK 16, APG-63(V)1 , GPS, Helmet-Mounted Cueing System, and Common Missile Warning System.
  2. Integrates new weapons and employment modes , such as JDAM/JSOW/WCMD/JASSM, AIM-9X, AIM-120C, the Zone Acquisition Program improved launch zone display algorithm, and improved Combat Identification (CID).

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: Program managed by ASC/VFWO.

REFERENCES: Awaiting information from the F-15 SPO on document references.

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: No

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

 

F15E097 -- Passive RF Emitter Location & Targeting

(OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY)

DESCRIPTION: Onboard RF receiver locates/recognizes emitting threats and support systems from a range of approximately 60-100 NM to cue target acquisition systems, or, if possible, locate the target within 3000 feet in GPS referenced coordinates to employ JDAM/JSOW and lethal SEAD weapons against mobile and fixed surface-to-air threat weapon systems. Also used to target and launch/guide missiles (AAMRAMs) against airborne emitting threat A/C.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Passive emitter location precise enough for lethal SEAD.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: Unfunded.

REFERENCES: Awaiting information from the F-15 SPO on document references.

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: No

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

 

F15E098 -- GATM (Global Air Traffic Management)

(OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY)

DESCRIPTION:

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: Unfunded.

REFERENCES: Awaiting information from the F-15 SPO on document references.

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: No

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

 

F15E102 -- Enhanced Recognition and Sensing Ladar (ERASER)

DESCRIPTION: ERASER laser ID techniques will provide pilots with positive, timely, and reliable target recognition/ID information. ERASER emphasizes the air-to-surface Non-Cooperative Target Identification (NCTI) mission application area. The ERASER system uses a short-ware infrared (SWIR) camera and laser illuminator (laser flashbulb) to take a snapshot image of the cued target area. The designator laser is modified to provide a wide area illumination and the SWIR camera system replaces the laser ranger optics and receiver and generates the image. Image is displayed to the pilot/aircrew for visual ID, and as an option, could also be input to automatic target recognition processors. Incorporating ERASER ID techniques into FLIR/designators will not require changes in doctrine/tactics.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

1. Non-Cooperative Target ID at narrow field-of-view (NFOV) FLIR detection ranges.

2. Operation through battlefield smokes, dust, and high humidity

3. Increased weapon stand-off ranges.

4. Reduction in fratricide, increased situation awareness, increase aircraft survivability

5. Addresses deficiencies in the FY96 CA (TMD); SA/Interdiction; EW (Lethal SEAD); and CAS/Interdiction MAP’s. These include:

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 63203F

ISSUES: Unfunded beyond FY00. The most critical technology component is the infrared photocathode. To mitigate risk, WL/AAJS and the Army are jointly funding a program to mature and productize the photocathode/camera subsystem. This effort will be completed well before any hardware development in the ERASER Flight Demo program.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number and Title: JROC CID MNS, JROCM-027092, 13 Apr 92

1067 Number and Title: N/A

Current CINC IPL: YES

ACC PEM Name: Maj. J. Dunham, DRAO, 4-8655

ORD Number and Title: N/A

Development Plan Date and Title: Air-to-Surface Development Plan, 30 Sep 96

PEM Backup Name: Maj. Braun, DRAO, 4-7067

 

 

F15E 103 -- F-15C/D/E BOL Countermeasure Dispensing System

(OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY)

DESCRIPTION: BOL Dispenser (produced by Celsius Tech Electronics of Sweden) is a Non-Developmental Item (NDI) high capacity chaff and non-pyrotechnic infrared dispenser for aircraft self-protection developed for installation inside a missile launcher rail. System is currently undergoing Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT) as a potential solution for increased expendables capacity and potential improved performance for USAF F-15 and USN/USMC AV-8B and F/A-18. Currently employed by USN F-14 and Swedish Viggen.

JUSTIFICATION: Provides the F-15 a cost-effective solution for increased IRCM and RFCM expendable payload needs without modifying aircraft structure. Each BOL dispenser/launcher modification carries 160 chaff bundles and may provide increased chaff effectiveness due to faster bloom rates and larger RCS because of an optimum dispense location as compared to the current AN/ALE-45 CMD location. Combat loads of Advanced Strategic and Tactical Expendable (ASTE) flares in the AN/ALE 45 CMD will leave minimal capacity for chaff.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27134F

ISSUES: Unfunded. Cost estimate is for two LAU-128 rails per aircraft; 216 F-15C/D and 164 F-15E aircraft.

REFERENCES: Awaiting information from the F-15 SPO on document references.

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: N/A

Development Plan Date & Title: EC Mission Area Development Plan, 30 Sept 96.

Current CINC IPL: No

ACC PEM Name: Maj Johnson, DRAO, 4-3861 PEM Backup Name: Maj Kent, DRAO, 4-3861

 

F163002/4008/5007 -- Digital Terrain System/Data Transfer Cartridge (DTS/DTC)

DESCRIPTION: Applies to all F-16 Blocks. Purchases an increased-capacity Digital Terrain System/ Data Transfer Cartridge (DTS/DTC) to use the Digital Terrain System. This will provide five combat functions to the aircraft based on a digital terrain data base; Terrain Referenced Navigation (TRN), Predictive Ground Collision Avoidance System (GCAS), Obstacle Warning and Cueing (OW/C), Data Based Terrain Cueing (DBTC), and Passive Ranging (PR).

JUSTIFICATION: Flight safety benefits will be realized through prevention of controlled flight into terrain (CFIT), estimated at two per year, currently the cause of 55% of all fighter class A mishaps.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27133F

ISSUES: DTS/DTC is prerequisite to obtaining GCAS capability. DTS software is already fielded in the aircraft OFP awaiting the DTS/DTCs. Funding reflects 99 APOM Round 2 decision.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: MN 4262, DTS/DTC

ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL:

ACC PEM Name: Maj. Smith, DRPF, 4-5279 PEM Backup Name: Capt. Quint, DRPF, 4-5279

 

F163004/4014/5002 F-16 Structural Improvement Program

DESCRIPTION: The Falcon Up program incorporates several major structural modifications into one overall program, affecting all USAF F-16s. Falcon Up will allow Block 25/30/32 aircraft to meet a 6000 hour service life, and allow Block 40/42 aircraft to meet an 8000 hour service life.

JUSTIFICATION: The Falcon Up program extends F-16 service life to support force structure needs.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27133F

ISSUES: Block 40 Falcon Up will be complete prior to FY00

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: MN 6022, 602240, 602250, Falcon Up Structural Improvement

ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj. Smith, DRPF, 4-5279 PEM Backup Name: Capt. Quint, DRPF, 4-5279

 

F163008/4017/5015 -- On-Board Oxygen Generating System (OBOGS)

DESCRIPTION: On-Board Oxygen Generating System (OBOGS) modification retrofits all F-16 aircraft. The OBOGS produces breathing gas by separating oxygen from engine bleed air taken from the ECS system.

JUSTIFICATION: OBOGS replaces the Liquid Oxygen (LOX) system which reduces deployment footprint, personnel, sevicing delay, and maintenance costs. The automatic back-up oxygen system and emergency oxygen system will provide breathing gas in the event of an engine, ECS or OBOGS failure.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27133F

ISSUES: Installation of OBOGS at the depot will be in concurrence with Block 50 MMC, Block 40 CCIP, and Block 25-32 EWMS programs.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: MN 6300, On-Board Oxygen Generating System

ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj. Smith, DRPF, 4-5279 PEM Backup Name: Capt. Quint, DRPF, 4-5279

 

F163015 -- NAVSTAR GPS

DESCRIPTION: The NAVSTAR global positioning system provides worldwide three-dimensional positioning for navigation, targeting, for Block 25-32 aircraft.

JUSTIFICATION: Modification will provide the Block 25-32 with an Embedded GPS/INS Receiver (EGI) which will significantly enhance the combat capability of the Block 25-32. Installation is also required to support FAA goal of equipping all military aircraft with GPS by the year 2000.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27133F

ISSUES: Congressional GPS 2000 mandate could potentially stop all mods to the fleet if aircraft are not GPS equipped by 30 Sep 00. Required for JDAM/JSOW/WCMD weapons.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: MN 3150, GPS Integration (EGI)

ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj. Smith, DRPF, 4-5279 PEM Backup Name: Capt. Quint, DRPF, 4-5279

 

F163017 -- Electronic Warfare Management System (EWMS)

DESCRIPTION: Provides Block 25-32 aircraft with the AN/ALQ-213 Countermeasures System (CMS).

JUSTIFICATION: Replaces the ECM pod, chaff/flare, and Radar Warning Receiver control units and integrates all three systems for hands on control of EW systems. Increases aircraft combat survivability through easy programming and auto/semi-auto chaff/flare dispensing. Required to operate the Tactical Airborne Reconnaissance pod. Brings the Block 25-32 self defense capability to the Block 40-52 standard.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27133F

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: MN 603030, Electronic Warfare Management System

ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj. Smith, DRPF, 4-5279 PEM Backup Name: Capt. Quint, DRPF, 4-5279

 

F163018 -- Block 30 Expanded Enhanced Fire Control Computer

DESCRIPTION: Upgrades the existing fire control computer on Block 25-32 aircraft.

JUSTIFICATION: Increases throughput and memory and replaces obsolete parts. Current EFCC forecast to be unsupportable by year 2000.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27133F

ISSUES: Required for JDAM/JSOW/WCMD weapons.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: MN 610330, Block 30 Expanded Enhanced Fire Control Computer

ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj. Smith, DRPF, 4-5279 PEM Backup Name: Capt. Quint, DRPF, 4-5279

 

F-163019 -- Situation Awareness Data Link

DESCRIPTION: Installs the Situation Awareness data link (SADL) to Block 25-32 F-16 aircraft. Provides a jam-resistant, secure digital data transfer network capability allowing digital intraflight and interflight communications. Directly compatible with the US Army’s Digitized Battlefield, and compatible with Link 16 through the Link 16 to Digitized Battlefield Gateway.

JUSTIFICATION: SADL will increase mission effectiveness by providing positive position awareness of all aircraft on the network, display of off-board sensor data and real-time sharing of target, threat, fuel, weapons, CAS, and friendly ground unit position information.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27133F

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: MN xxxxxxx

ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj. Smith, DRPF, 4-5279 PEM Backup Name: Capt. Quint, DRPF, 4-5279

 

F163020/4026/5026 -- Advanced Weapons Integration (JDAM, JSOW, WCMD)

DESCRIPTION: Advanced Weapons Integration (JDAM, JSOW, WCMD) provides hardware necessary to integrate JDAM/JSOW/WCMD onto the F-16. The hardware is 1760 bus modifications to the weapons pylons for stations 3 and 7. The Block 50 will fulfill Seek Eagle and flight test requirements for all F-16s.

JUSTIFICATION: This modification will provide the F-16 with the ability to attack fixed targets with 13 meter accuracy in all weather conditions.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27133F

ISSUES: Blk 25-32 requires EGI and EEFCC to employ this capability. Block 40/42 funding profile not depicted in P3 documentation for FY00/01. Block 50/52 mod complete, aircraft OFP fields FY99.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: MN 426030 (Block 30), MN 4260 (Block 40/50), Advanced Weapons Integration

ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj. Smith, DRPF, 4-5279 PEM Backup Name: Capt. Quint, DRPF, 4-5279

 

F163026 -- Block 30 Improved Flight Control Computer

DESCRIPTION: Digital interface to the analog flight control computer. Includes hardware and software.

JUSTIFICATION: Makes communications with various avionics equipment via the 1553 mux busses possible, including digital computing capability. The digital interface will be programmable using the mux bus. Software capabilities include pilot activated recovery system (PARS), automatic approach, and active flutter suppression. Modification is prerequisite to installing an automatic ground collision avoidance system (Auto GCAS). Funding includes 128 spares.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27133F

ISSUES: As of Jun 97, the SPO has recommends the Block 40-52 receive this mod before the Block 25-32 to minimize the technical risk of installing an Auto GCAS system in the entire F-16 fleet.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: MN611130, Block 30 Improved Flight Control Computer

ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj. Smith, DRPF, 4-5279 PEM Backup Name: Capt. Quint, DRPF, 4-5279

 

F163032/4022/5019 -- Common Missile Warning System (CMWS)

DESCRIPTION: A joint program involving hardware and software modifications to F-16 aircraft that detects and provides cockpit indications of short-range/late-detection missile engagements, particularly EO/IR-guided systems. The Block 40 is the lead platform for the USAF CMWS program.

JUSTIFICATION: Current on-board systems do not have the capability to detect EO/IR-guided threats. CMWS will increase aircraft survivability against shoulder-launched and other short-range/late detection missile engagements.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27133F

ISSUES: Block 25-32 may implement CMWS in the PIDS-3+ weapons pylon.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: MN

ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj. Smith, DRPF, 4-5279 PEM Backup Name: Capt. Quint, DRPF, 4-5279

 

F163036/4027/5028 -- F-16 Night Vision Imaging System

DESCRIPTION: The Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) program provides for retrofit modification of all F-16 aircraft with interior and exterior lighting that is compatible with night vision goggles.

JUSTIFICATION: This modification will improve tactical close air support (CAS)/air interdiction (AI) performance by allowing F-16 pilots to employ day-like tactics at night for enhanced mutual support.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27133F

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: MN 602030, Block 30 Night Vision Imaging System; MN 602040, Block 40/50 CAS Night Vision Imaging System.

ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL:

ACC PEM Name: Maj. Smith, DRPF, 4-5279 PEM Backup Name: Capt. Quint, DRPF, 4-5279

 

F163044/4047/5044 -- AIM-9X Integration

DESCRIPTION: The AIM-9X is a highly maneuverable, launch and leave missile with passive IR guidance, complemented by the superior off-boresight capability of the HMCS.

JUSTIFICATION: AIM-9X integration with the HMCS will provide aircrew with the advantage of first look/first shot, first kill in the visual range air-to-air combat arena.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27133F

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: MN

ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj. Smith, DRPF, 4-5279 PEM Backup Name: Capt. Quint, DRPF, 4-5279

 

F163045/4018/5024 -- Color Multifunction Displays

DESCRIPTION: Replaces existing four-inch monochrome displays with color MFDs.

JUSTIFICATION: Color MFDs will provide increased pilot situational awareness through improved display recognition (targets, threats, etc.). Use of color MFDs will decrease pilot workload.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27133F

ISSUES: Color MFDs developed for the F-16 Mid-Life Update Program.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: MNxxxxxx, Block 30 Color Displays. This mod is baseline to MN 661640 and MN 602140, Block 40 Color Displays; and MN610250, Block 50 Color Displays.

ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj. Smith, DRPF, 4-5279 PEM Backup Name: Capt. Quint, DRPF, 4-5279

 

 

F163052/4002/5021 -- Helmet Mounted Cueing System (HMCS)

DESCRIPTION: HMCS system allows cueing of sensors for both air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons. It includes EMD and aircraft integration, but does not include the funding profile for compatible helmet purchase.

JUSTIFICATION: HMCS with AIM 9X will provide aircrew with the combat advantage of first look/first shot, first kill in the visual range air-to-air combat arena. Rapid cueing and engagement of ground targets will be greatly enhanced by HMCS integration with aircraft sensors.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27133F

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: MN

ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj. John Smith, DRPF, 4-5279

PEM Backup Name: Capt. Marcus Quint, DRPF, 4-5279

 

F164003/5003 -- Block 40/50 Improved Flight Control Computer

DESCRIPTION: An improvement to the digital flight control computer (DFLCC). Includes new computer cards, improved central processor units, expanded memory, and related software updates. The new memory will be programmable via the 1553 mux bus.

JUSTIFICATION: This modification will correct out of production parts, enhance fault isolation capabilities and allow incorporation of additional operational capabilities. Includes pilot activated recovery system (PARS), active flutter suppression, automatic deep stall recovery, automatic approach, and is prerequisite to the installation of an automatic ground collision avoidance system (Auto GCAS).

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27133F

ISSUES: As of Jun 97, the SPO has recommends the Block 40-52 receive this mod before the Block 25-32 to minimize the technical risk of installing an Auto GCAS system in the entire F-16 fleet.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: MN611140, Block 40/50 Improved Flight Control Computer

ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj. Smith, DRPF, 4-5279 PEM Backup Name: Capt. Quint, DRPF, 4-5279

 

F164011/5010 -- Block 40/50 Modular Mission Computer (MMC)

DESCRIPTION: Replaces the General Avionics Computer (GAC) on Block 40-52 with the MMC.

JUSTIFICATION: Improves performance over the GAC which is reaching its memory and throughput limits. MMC will increase core computer capacity for incorporation of advanced capabilities (Link 16 and smart weapons). MMC architecture will reduce flight test requirements due to its modular code design and will significantly increase reliability, and save money with a common OFP for the F-16 Block 40-52 fleet.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27133F

ISSUES: MMC is an on going co-development effort with the European F-16 MLU program.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: MN 602140, Block 40 Modular Mission Computer; MN602150, Block 50 Modular Mission Computer

ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj. Smith, DRPF, 4-5279 PEM Backup Name: Capt. Quint, DRPF, 4-5279

 

 

F164030 -- Block 40 CAS Improved Data Modem

DESCRIPTION: Retrofits Block 40 aircraft with the Improved Data Modem (IDM).

JUSTIFICATION: Improves close air support (CAS)/air interdiction (AI) performance by allowing Block 40 F-16 pilots to electronically communicate via standard message formats with ground forces and between aircraft involved in engaging ground targets. Sends targeting coordinates and 9-line CAS info.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27133F

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: MN 602041, Block 40 CAS Improved Data Modem

ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj. Smith, DRPF, 4-5279 PEM Backup Name: Capt. Quint, DRPF, 4-5279

 

F-164034/5033 -- Link 16 Fighter Data Link

DESCRIPTION: Adds Link 16 data link to Block 40-52 F-16 aircraft. Link 16 provides a jam-resistant, secure digital data transfer network capability with a standardized waveform and data format allowing digital intraflight and interflight communications.

JUSTIFICATION: Link 16 will increase mission effectiveness by providing positive position awareness of all aircraft on the network, display of off-board sensor data and real-time sharing of target, threat, and intel information.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27133F

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: MN 661640, 661650, Link 16 Fighter Data Link

ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj. Smith, DRPF, 4-5279 PEM Backup Name: Capt. Quint, DRPF, 4-5279

 

F165018 -- ALE-47 Chaff/Flare Dispenser

DESCRIPTION: Provides an improved chaff/flare dispenser with an auto/semi-automatic capability.

JUSTIFICATION: AN/ALE-47 being installed during the Falcon Up structures modification. Works in conjunction with the ALR-56M to reduce pilot workload and increase survivability in high density threat environments through auto and semi-auto countermeasures dispensing triggered by the ALR-56M, rather than manual pilot inputs.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27133F

ISSUES: Block 25-32 installation with EWMS (CMS). Installation complete for Block 40/42.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: MN 3450, ALE-47 Chaff/Flare Dispenser

ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj. Smith, DRPF, 4-5279 PEM Backup Name: Capt. Quint, DRPF, 4-5279

 

F165020 Advanced Emitter Targeting System (AETS)

DESCRIPTION: The initiative adds a digital receiver-based emitter targeting system to F-16 Block 50 aircraft used for the Suppression of Enemy Air Defense (SEAD) mission. The receiver employs Precision Location and Identification (PLAID) algorithms to achieve more precise identification of threat radars. By using the RWR antennas, the system expands field of regard for SEAD targeting to 360 degrees. The system supplements the AN/ASQ-213 HARM Targeting System (HTS), and may eventually serve as an internally-mounted replacement for the pod-mounted HTS, thereby achieving reliability and performance improvements.

JUSTIFICATION: Expanded field of regard increases the likelihood that threat surface-to-air radars will be located and attacked before they can complete engagements against threat aircraft, and reduces the number of SEAD aircraft required to maintain coverage of a target area. Precise emitter identification reduces the risk of fratricidal attacks against friendly radars and increases the probability of kill against threats. Precise emitter identification is also an enabling technology for the Advanced Tactical Targeting Technology (AT3) system currently under development by DARPA. With AT3 capability, emitter location will become precise enough to permit employment of JSOW against threat radars. This will increase probability of kill against threats employing countertactics.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27136, Manned Destructive SEAD (MDS), and PE 27133, F-16

Delivers a total of 150 ship-sets over a four-year period FY07 - FY10. Total additional cost to completion is $78M. (NOTE: Believe these cost figures were taken from data developed during the JETS COEA and developed based on one of the options costed under that program. -- Maj. Frechtling, DSN 574-6216)

ISSUES: Potential joint interest: the Navy's Joint Emitter Targeting system (JETS) program is investigating funding for similar emitter targeting concepts as well as lower-cost solutions similar to the HTS. Long Range Plan impact: Use of UAVs for the SEAD mission is a LRP end state. Multi-platform emitter targeting requires this capability for exchange of data.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: CAF 329-92 ORD Number & Title: N/A

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title: N/A

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj. Smith, DRPF, 574-5279

PEM Backup Name: Maj. Frechtling, DRAS, 574-6216



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