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Air Force Mission Area Plan (MAP)

LANTIRN

 

LANT001 Laser Spot Tracker (LST)

DESCRIPTION: Laser Spot Tracker (LST) provides the capability to passively detect, acquire, and track laser designated targets from airborne or ground based laser sources. This modification specifically supports Close Air Support (CAS). 250 LANTIRN Targeting pods will be depot modified.

JUSTIFICATION: The LST will assist with the positive identification of small mobile targets and reduce fratricide potential. Considered a major requirement for F-16 CAS.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27249

ISSUES: This modification creates multiple targeting pod configurations. The modification does not have a payback, nor does it increase reliability. Modification was approved and funded for an FY-98 production start, was terminated after one year of development due to budget cuts.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A

ORD Number & Title: CAF (TAF) 302-81-I-B Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night (LANTIRN) Laser Spot Tracker Modification

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

Current CINC IPL: yes

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

PEM Backup Name: MSgt Ruben Goode, LGFA, 4-3583

LANT002 -- Diode Pumped Laser

DESCRIPTION: Diode Pump Laser is an initiative that will provide for modification of all 500

F-15E/F-16 targeting pods. A drop-in field level replacement of the current flashlamp laser.

JUSTIFICATION: Diode Pump Laser upgrade required to enable self delivery of the GBU-28 on F-15E due to F-111 retirement. Expands operational ranging capability on the F-15E/F-16 by 60 percent. Increases laser operating altitude from 25K to 40K. Increases targeting pod reliability 17 percent.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27249

ISSUES: Lant012, Rangefinder range increase included in cost estimate.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A SORD Number & Title: 302-81 LANTIRN

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

Current CINC IPL: Yes

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

PEM Backup Name: MSgt Ruben Goode, LGFA, 4-3583

 

 

 

 

 

 

LANT003 -- Enhanced Pod Control Computer (EPCC)

DESCRIPTION: LANTIRN EPCC processor upgrade will effect all 500 F-15E/F-16 targeting pods. A drop-in field level replacement of current advanced pod control computer (APPC).

JUSTIFICATION: EPCC processor upgrade required to facilitate post FY-98 software updates and increase speed, memory capacity, and reliability. Required for modernization effort and to alleviate out-of -production parts obsolescence.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27249

ISSUES: No LANTIRN Software updates funded past FY-98.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A SORD Number & Title: 302-81 LANTIRN

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

Current CINC IPL: N/A

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

PEM Backup Name: MSgt Ruben Goode, LGFA, 4-3583

 

 

LANT004 -- Ozone Depletion Chemical (ODC) Removal

DESCRIPTION: This is a modification of the LANTIRN targeting pod and navigation pod environmental

control units (ECU) to eliminate the use of freon R-114 as a coolant medium. Depot level modification of 1060 ECU’s.

JUSTIFICATION: LANTIRN IWSM single manager directed to reduce hazardous materials use to as near zero as possible. Public Law directs discontinuing use of Class I ozone depleting chemicals (ODC). Currently LANTIRN exempt from compliance due to yearly waiver grant.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27249

ISSUES: Inability to obtain waiver will result in grounding LANTIRN capability. Alternative to funding is to ensure waiver is obtained yearly. R-114 stockpile projected to last through 2010. LANTIRN is a closed cycle cooling system that does not vent the R-114 into the atmosphere under normal operations.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A SORD Number & Title: 302-81 LANTIRN

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

Current CINC IPL: N/A

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

PEM Backup Name: MSgt Ruben Goode, LGFA, 4-3583

 

 

 

LANT006 -- Automatic Target Recognizer (ATR)

DESCRIPTION: LANTIRN ATR is an initiative programmed to modify the TGP fleet in FY98 and will allow the F-16C/D Block 40 and F-15E fleet to support Theater Missile Defense (TMD). ATR will automatically search, detect, and classify targets by category along with providing acquisition cueing and correlation of on-board weapons. Integrates IR characteristics of a particular IR target with a

pre-programmed list of IR reference targets.

JUSTIFICATION:. ATR supports Theater Missile Defense (TMD) by providing an automatic search, track, and identification of targets. This is essential for locating small mobile targets such as Scud missiles, particularly at night. ATR required for increased target detection/recognition ranges and first-pass multiple-kill probabilities. Decreases fratricide potential.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27249

ISSUES: During Operation Desert Storm, the lack of automated, wide-area search negated attempts to find and destroy theater ballistic missiles, particularly Scud missiles at night.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A SORD Number & Title: 302-81 LANTIRN

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

Current CINC IPL: yes

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

PEM Backup Name: MSgt Ruben Goode, LGFA, 4-3583

 

 

 

LANT007 -- Battle Damage Assessment (BDA) Modification

DESCRIPTION: LANTIRN BDA is an initiative to modify the targeting pod by adding a telemetry receiver, special detectors, and a digital disk recorder. Provides the capability to assess and evaluate strike effectiveness on buried high value targets. Expelled gas properties detected by the targeting pod on munitions impact will be used to determine room size, temperature, and overpressure. Full digital mission recording provides imagery that can be used for intelligence interpretation.

JUSTIFICATION: Counterproliferation Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (CP ACTD) scheduled for FY-98. The ACTD is a joint venture between USEUCOM and Defense Special Weapons Agency (DSWA) to develop an overarching capability to attack weapons of mass destruction storage and production facilities. If the concept proves successful, this modification will provide a unique capability that will effectively quantify buried target destruction.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27249

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A SORD Number & Title: 302-81 LANTIRN

1067 Number & Title: N/A

Development Plan Date & Title: DRAFT ACC PROJECT ORDER: Counterproliferation Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration

Current CINC IPL: yes

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

PEM Backup Name: MSgt Ruben Goode, LGFA, 4-3583

 

LANT010 -- Third Generation Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR)

DESCRIPTION: Third Gen FLIR is a drop-in field replacement of the existing targeting pod FLIR effecting all 500 F-15E/F-16 pods.

 

JUSTIFICATION: Third Generation Forward looking Infrared (FLIR) provides resolution improvement that increases weapons standoff range by 60 percent. Required to utilize full operational envelope of the GBU-24. 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. Address deficiencies TM-15,-16-17,-18, and -21 in the FY96 Counterair: Theater Missile Defense MAP. Meets high resolution imagery interpretation quality for possible tactical BDA/Recce operations. System is a prerequisite for LANTIRN automatic target recognition (ATR) required for Theater Missile Defense (TMD) capability to destroy theater missile launchers.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27249

ISSUES:

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 SORD Number & Title: 302-81 LANTIRN

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

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

PEM Backup Name: MSgt Ruben Goode, LGFA, 4-3583

 

LANT011 -- Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)

DESCRIPTION: The modification installs an IMU in unused space in the LANTIRN targeting pod. The electronics package fits above the APPC and the sensor head fits behind the APPC. Hardware modifications to the pod include a new APCC cold plate to allow mounting of the IMU electronics, mounting brackets for the IMU sensor, and the ancillary wiring changes. An additional 1553 communications card is employed to provide internal communications between the IMU and the pod stabilization system.

JUSTIFICATION: IMU insertion provides for a more stable line of sight, a tighter gimbal control loop, and solution to the data latency problem that causes line of sight wander when the pod is cued form other aircraft sensors. In addition, pod to aircraft boresight procedures are simplified and the long and left iron bomb problem for the F-16 is eliminated. Stabilizes video jitter and is considered highly desirable for the Third Gen FLIR and Automatic Target recognition initiatives.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27249

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: SORD Number & Title: 302-81 LANTIRN

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

Current CINC IPL: N/A

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

PEM Backup Name: MSgt Ruben Goode, LGFA, 4-3583

 

 

LANT015 -- 4041 Controller/Disk Drive Unit Replacement Power Supply

DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this modification is to replace the existing Tektronix 4041 System Controller and Disk Drive Unit (DDU) , and associated instrumentation, within 26 LANTIRN Power Supply Test Stations (PSTS), 26 LANTIRN Environmental Control Unit Test Stations (ECUTS), one LANTIRN Power Supply Test Station Group (PSTSG) and one LANTIRN Depot Environmental Control Unit Test Station (DECUTS). The replacement system controller, DDU and associated instrumentation would be Versa Module European (VME) Extensions for Instrumentation (VXI) standard devices or IEEE 488 bus personal computer equivalents. The VXI equivalents have been demonstrated and are in use on Foreign Military Sales (FMS) PSTSs and ECUTSs. The IEEE 488 bus personal computer equivalents have been demonstrated as acceptable by the SA-ALC Advanced Diagnostics and Technology Insertion Center. The contractor will develop, integrate and test the selected solution for the I and D level test stations. The contractor will develop USAF I and D level TCTOs to replace the system controller, DDU and associated instrumentation. Retrofit will be accomplished after the solution has successfully completed acceptance testing. According to the LANTIRN I-level Support Equipment Mission Capability Assessment and Improvement Study, a nominal five percent increase in LANTIRN support equipment (SE) mission capability rate will be experienced as a result of this modification.

JUSTIFICATION: The current hardware will become unsupportable due to nonavailability of replacement repair parts.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27249

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: SORD Number & Title: 302-81 LANTIRN

1067 Number & Title: ACC 95-130 4041 Controller/Disk Drive Unit (DDU) Replacement

Development Plan Date & Title: N/A

Current CINC IPL: N/A

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

PEM Backup Name: MSgt Ruben Goode, LGFA, 4-3583

 

LANT017 -- Electrical Load Bank Assembly Replacement Power Supply Test Station (PSTS)

DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this modification is to replace the existing custom-designed, capacitance-type electrical load bank assemblies within 27 power supply test stations and one (1) power supply test station group with commercial off-the-shelf resistive load bank assemblies. As a result of technological advances, alternate parts are incapable of supplying the required steady-state voltages necessary to test LANTIRN Navigation and Targeting pod power supplies. Additionally, the transistor-transistor logic(TTL) bus controlling the test loads and poorly shielded electrical cables are generating extremely noisy conditions within the test station which cause sporadic anomalies. The electrical loads produced as a result of this noise become unstable, causing "ripple" effects and power oscillations which can damage the load bank assembly and/or the prime mission equipment unit-under-test.

JUSTIFICATION: . The current hardware contains critical, high failure rate component parts which are no longer manufactured by industry. Based on past usage, the available stock of required parts will be exhausted in June 1998. Intermediate and depot level maintenance and repair of LANTIRN navigation and targeting pod power supplies will effectively be ended at that time. This will effectively ground the fleet once all spare power supplies have been consumed. According to the LANTIRN I-level Support Equipment Mission Capability Assessment and Improvement Study, a nominal nine (9) percent increase in LANTIRN support equipment (SE) mission capability rate will be experienced as a result of this modification. Additionally, a life-cycle cost savings of $11,500,000 will be realized as well as increasing I-level power supply throughput.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27249

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: SORD Number & Title: 302-81 LANTIRN

1067 Number & Title: ACC 96-086 Electrical Load Bank Assembly Replacement - Power supply Test Station

Current CINC IPL: N/A Development Plan Date & Title: N/A

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

PEM Backup Name: MSgt Ruben Goode, LGFA, 4-3583

 

LANT018 -- Upgrade of LANTIRN Electro-Optical Components Test Stand

DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this modification is to replace the existing electromechanical laser/forward looking infrared (FLIR) ancillary equipment with a state-of-the-art electronic electro-optical alignment component. In addition, a VXI-chassis will be installed in the test station to permit stand-alone navigation and target pod testing. This modification will be performed on the 26 Electro-Optical Components Test Stands (EOTS) in the inventory. In addition, AEF maintenance personnel will have the ability to verify laser/FLIR alignments as well as identifying defective prime mission equipment Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) in a timely manner. This capability will preclude AEF units from having to ferry defective navigation and targeting pods to regional maintenance activities in the event of hardware failure.

JUSTIFICATION: The current hardware is becoming unsupportable due to nonavailability of replacement repair parts or viable repair sources for the obsolete Tester Replaceable Units (TRUs) and Shop Replaceable Units (SRUs) currently contained in the test stand. This modification will result in a nominal two percent increase in LANTIRN support equipment availability and a 30 percent increase in LANTIRN Mobility Shelter Set (LMSS) throughput as a result of this modification. In addition, configuring the EOTS in this manner will allow Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) units to have a small, mobile and easily deployable navigation and target pod maintenance capability which does not require shipment of a complete LMSS.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27249

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: SORD Number & Title: 302-81 LANTIRN

1067 Number & Title: Upgrade of LANTIRN Electro-Optical Components Test Stand

Current CINC IPL: N/A Development Plan Date & Title: N/A

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

PEM Backup Name: MSgt Ruben Goode, LGFA, 4-3583

 

LANT019 -- Measurement and Control Instrument Replacement

DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this modification is to replace the existing power control monitor, power switch assembly, and measurement and control instruments within 25 Electronic Systems Test Sets and 25 Radio Frequency Components Test Stands.

JUSTIFICATION: The current hardware will become unsupportable in FY02 due to nonavailability of replacement repair parts or viable repair sources for the 15 obsolete Tester Replaceable Units (TRUs) currently contained in these test stations. Any failure experienced in the measurement and control subsystem will cause the respective test station to become mission incapable. Intermediate level maintenance and repair of LANTIRN navigation and targeting pod line replaceable units and pod end-to-end testing will effectively be ended. Lack of these test capabilities will preclude use of LANTIRN navigation and targeting pods on F-15E and F-16C/D aircraft once failures have been identified by aircrew or organizational level personnel. According to the LANTIRN I-level Support Equipment Mission Capability Assessment and Improvement Study, a nominal 3 percent increase in LANTIRN support equipment (SE) mission capability rate will be experienced as a result of this modification.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27249

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: SORD Number & Title: 302-81 LANTIRN

1067 Number & Title: Measurement and Control Instrument Replacement

Development Plan Date & Title: N/A

Current CINC IPL: N/A

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

PEM Backup Name: MSgt Ruben Goode, LGFA, 4-3583

 

LANT020 -- LANTIRN Support Equipment (SE) Midlife Upgrade

DESCRIPTION: This is a major modification of existing LANTIRN SE. This proposal is to update the USAF I-Level system with the current technology instruments from the FMS and Navy systems. The purpose is to increase the I-Level throughput, increase its efficiency, increase its MTBF and reduce its MTTR. In addition, the LIATE will be upgraded to perform the Target Pod TPS concurrently with LRU TPS’s (except FINS and NAV) running concurrently.

 

JUSTIFICATION: The current hardware is becoming unsupportable due to nonavailability of replacement repair parts or viable repair sources for the obsolete Tester Replaceable Units (TRUs) and Shop Replaceable Units (SRUs) currently contained in the test stand. Needed in order to ensure the LANTIRN system is supportable until 2020.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27249

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: SORD Number & Title: 302-81 LANTIRN

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

Current CINC IPL: N/A

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

PEM Backup Name: MSgt Ruben Goode, LGFA, 4-3583

 

 

LANT0021 -- 40K Laser Modification

DESCRIPTION: Modification of all 500 F-15E/F-16 targeting pods. Keeps current flashlamp laser.

Modifies the transmitter Electronics assembly and the laser transmitter.

JUSTIFICATION: Enables self delivery of the GBU-28 on F-15E due to F-111 retirement. Expands operational ranging capability on the F-15E/F-16 by 60 percent. Increases laser operating altitude from 25K to 40K.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 27249

ISSUES: Does not decrease O&S costs and no increase in reliability.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A SORD Number & Title: 302-81 LANTIRN

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

Current CINC IPL: Yes

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

PEM Backup Name: MSgt Ruben Goode, LGFA, 4-3583

 

LANT024 -- A/OA-10 PRECISION ATTACK

DESCRIPTION: Program will provide a targeting pod for the A/OA-10. The pod will be similar to the LANTIRN system with improvements in capability and supportability. Cost estimate for system includes incorporation of Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) sensor. System will replace antiquated Pave Penny system which is a simple laser spot seeker. This is a new capability for the aircraft.

JUSTIFICATION: Current Pave Penny laser spot seeker is becoming unreliable and unsupportable. Current employment ranges for the primary ordnance of the A-10, the GAU-8 30mm Gatling gun and the AGM-65 Maverick missiles, are beyond the range of the Pave Penny system. This program will increase acquisition and targeting ranges beyond ordnance employment ranges resulting in a significant increase in standoff capability and combat survivability. This system provides a new capability in long distance target detection, acquisition, and weapons employment increasing combat effectiveness. System will increase combat capability through improved target acquisition, improved weapon delivery accuracy, precise coordinate generation, increased stand-off range, and aid in the recovery of downed airman in the Search and Rescue (SAR) mission. System will fully support the integration of smart weapons on the platform.

PROGRAM ELEMENT:

ISSUES: Program dependent on LASTE computer upgraded program and multi-functional display (MFD) program embedded into data link solution (Situational Awareness Data Link or LINK-16). MFD solution would be incorporated into this program if data link solution is delayed and will require a cost adjustment.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number and Title: All Weather Target ORD Number and Title: Low Altitude Navigation

Acquisition Systems. TAF 315-75 and Targeting Infrared Night (LANTIRN).

TAF 302-81-I/II/III-A

1067 Number and Title: Development Plan Date & Title: Air To Surface Development Plan, 30 Sep 96

Current CINC IPL: YES

ACC PEM Name: Maj G. Smith, DRPF, 4-5279 PEM Backup: Maj J. Pearsall, DRPF, 4-5279

 



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