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Old 04-15-2019, 02:37 PM   #1
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Pretty handy as a Laser spotter whilst we await the TGP... Mounts on a fuselage missile station so don't take up a A/G stores location.

Partially modelled already on the AI F/A-18C it would seem.

Could go the AN/AAS-38 (which it complimented) too, if you wanted to do a set up for earlier period Hornets... but I think that would be a distraction from the other TGP.

My argument is the ASQ-173 would allow better location/designation of the drop point for LGBs, in the meantime.

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Old 04-16-2019, 11:46 AM   #2
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I wish they would go with the AN/AAS-38 and ASQ-173 as well. I think they were more appropriate for the 2005 time period. And I used to work on them both so, I'm a little biased. I never saw the ATFLIR in use but I understand the resolution is a lot better, so there is that I guess.
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Old 04-17-2019, 02:27 AM   #3
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I wish they would go with the AN/AAS-38 and ASQ-173 as well. I think they were more appropriate for the 2005 time period. And I used to work on them both so, I'm a little biased. I never saw the ATFLIR in use but I understand the resolution is a lot better, so there is that I guess.
yeah I know what you're saying, but it would then be yet ANOTHER FLIR for them to do.

I figured the laser spotter would help fill the gap a bit, without the huge workload of doing a whole TGP... worst case once LITENING and ATFLIR are done, maybe they can come back to it if they want to do the more classic hardware.
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