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Boeing;US Navy Conduct Networked Distributed Targeting Capability Fight Test on Superhornet
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Posted on 04/05/2012 8:20:33 PM PDT by U-238

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Navy have successfully completed a flight test of the prototype Distributed Targeting System-Networked (DTS-N) on a Super Hornet. The system is designed to enhance the F/A-18E/F fighter jet’s targeting capabilities.

The test took place in late 2011 at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Advanced Weapons Lab in China Lake, Calif., and was conducted by Air Test and Evaluation Squadron VX-31.

DTS-N is based on the Boeing Adaptive Architecture developed by the company’s Phantom Works division. It expands the capabilities of the soon-to-be-operational F/A-18E/F Distributed Targeting System by providing a dramatic increase in processing power and the ability to securely connect to advanced airborne networks. The framework is an open systems environment that allows for the swift interchange of software and hardware to support multiple missions.

“The success of this test validates the rapid prototyping work being carried out by our Phantom Works teams,” said James Dodd, vice president, Advanced Boeing Military Aircraft, a division of Boeing Phantom Works. “This leading-edge networking architecture will support our advanced aircraft and systems to better meet the needs of our customers and ensure the success of critical missions.”

The DTS-N test was the first major activity completed under the F/A-18 Flight Plan Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between the Naval Air Warfare Center-Weapons Division (NAWC-WD) and Boeing.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aerospace; f18; naschinalake; navair; phantomworks; superhornet; usnavy; usnavylsuperhornet

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