At one point there was talk of a JDRADM (Joint Dual Role Air Dominance Missile) that could hit aircraft or SAM radars. I wonder if this will do that.First pic is very interesting but I doubt the front would be hybrid of aim-120 since the EESM is the same length of the aim-120 so why bother changing it. The second pic I think is much closer to reality.
Well it is a little wider than the Aim-120 but could still fit 6 inside F-35 so it is possible but the HARM replacement is already is testing phase.At one point there was talk of a JDRADM (Joint Dual Role Air Dominance Missile) that could hit aircraft or SAM radars. I wonder if this will do that.
Aurora is designing an X-Plane that uses AFC for multiple effects, including flight control at tactical speeds and performance enhancement across the flight envelope. This work is widely applicable, across tactical and non-tactical aircraft, and aims to provide the confidence needed for future aircraft requirements to include AFC-enabled capabilities.“Aurora’s work on CRANE continues our history of proving ground-breaking technologies from concept to flight test,” said Per Beith, President and CEO of Aurora Flight Sciences. “Through the DARPA CRANE program, Aurora is advancing AFC technology for application to next generation aircraft.”
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded the contract to BAE Systems to design a full scale demonstrator concept with Active Flow Control at its core. The aircraft’s ability to maneuver in flight without conventional flight control surfaces will enable improved performance, maintainability, and survivability.
The contract award forms part of DARPA’s Control of Revolutionary Aircraft with Novel Effectors (CRANE) project, which intends to inject Active Flow Control technology early into the aircraft design process to demonstrate significant efficiency benefits, as well as improvements to aircraft cost, weight, performance, and reliability.
Oh the US has aircraft that is more advanced that this. Aircraft that has been flying for decades that to this day is still classified. President Reagan gave us a little hint of it.A cryptic news release by Safran Landing Systems Canada Inc. hints at the existence of a secret Lockheed Martin aircraft project.aviationweek.com