Sunday, March 1, 2020

Reprogramming lab ribbon cut

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - Representatives of the Royal Air Force, the Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force held a ribbon-cutting last week for an F-35 reprogramming laboratory for partner nations at Eglin Air Force Base. The Australia Canada United Kingdom Reprogramming Laboratory (ACURL), like the United States Reprogramming Laboratory next door and the nearby Norway Italy Reprogramming Laboratory, will be involved in the ongoing development of mission data files for the F-35. Since the partnership was formed, Canada has backed away from purchasing the F-35, but the laboratory will retain that country’s name. Mission data files assist the F-35′s massive array of optical, electromagnetic and other sensors in identifying threats. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 02/24/20) Previous: Contract: Lockheed, $305M; F-35 partner support center activated; AF awards F-35 programmers; Partners can customize F-35 data; background, page 1, Putting the fight in the F-35