Tuesday, July 24, 2012

AF to discuss F-35 bunker buster

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Air Force weapons experts will brief industry Oct. 4, 2012 on the progress and future needs of a program to develop a rocket-propelled bomb for the F-35 that can attack and destroy deeply buried targets. The focus will be on the Air Force High Velocity Penetrating Weapon Flagship Capability Concept (HVPW FCC) program, and future needs for bunker-busting munition guidance, navigation and control; propulsion; explosives; and systems integration. The HVPW FCC program seeks to develop a 2,000-pound weapon with solid-rocket propulsion with the power of a 5,000-pound gravity bomb. (Source: Avionics Intelligence, 07/24/12)