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Keeping the Future in Sight

Mike Gibbons Vice President F/A-18 and EA-18 Programs April 16, 2012

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Maintaining The Edge For The Warfighter

Laser/Missile Warning Advanced Cockpit Conformal Fuel Tanks

Internal IRST Enclosed Weapons Pod

Advanced Engine

Continuous Innovation and Foresight


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Robust Test Program

Wind tunnel risk reduction

Refined shape Enclosed weapons pod

Conformal fuel tanks and enclosed weapons pod in initial test and development
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Conformal Fuel Tanks


Approximately 3,500 lbs of fuel Range with centerline & CFTs equals that of three 480 gal tanks No increase in cruise drag Limited transonic drag rise

CFT Advantages:
Increases flexibility and mission effectiveness Fewer pylons devoted to fuel More flexibility in external stores mix Enhanced speed, range, maneuverability and survivability
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Next Gen Cockpit Large Area Display


Significant increase in display surface area Reduces clutter Improves ability to find, ID, track & strike time critical targets Embedded touch screen provisions Decreases tasking Increases lethality Also applies to International F-15 MOU signed with Elbit for development

Conformal fuel tanks and enclosed weapons pod in initial test and development
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Evolutionary Approach, Revolutionary Results

Conformal fuel tanks and enclosed weapons pod in initial test and development A Model Program, Reliably Delivering Advanced Capabilities
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