In the US, upgraded control system aircraft B-2 Spirit

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The US Air Force completed the modernization process of the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber fleet, reports Warspot with reference to the portal scout.com.



We replaced the processors in the B-2 aircraft flight control systems. This update is a quantum leap in comparison with the basic capabilities of the bombers. Now the control system in 1000 copes with data processing faster,
quotes the resource of Global Power program manager Major General John Norman.

The first B-2 Spirit, equipped with a new computer system, was tested in August last year, and recently it became known that all 20 stealth bombers completed the upgrade.

Upgrading processors allowed avionics, radar, sensors and aircraft communication systems to work much faster. The command indicates that “the computer systems of the aircraft developed in 80 in recent years have worked to the limit of their capabilities, and this update will allow bombers to better identify and more accurately attack targets.”

It is reported that for the 1988-1999 years the X-NUMX B-21 Spirit was produced, and 2 of them are currently in service with the US Air Force.
  • AFP / EAST NEWS
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  1. +3
    14 August 2017 12: 20
    And what, all 20 processors stood on the old "motherboard"? And didn’t you even have to change the cooler? Have you replaced the thermal grease? smile
    1. +2
      14 August 2017 12: 22
      this update will allow bombers to better identify and attack targets more accurately
      may miss "accidentally" stop
      1. +2
        14 August 2017 12: 25
        Quote: dik-nsk
        may miss "accidentally" stop


        Clever technique will help little fools. They think that a machine will count and do everything for a fool.
        1. 0
          14 August 2017 12: 30
          Quote: Thrall
          And what, all 20 processors stood on the old "motherboard"? And didn’t you even have to change the cooler? Have you replaced the thermal grease? smile


          It seems only repainted, and they lost one in Yugoslavia ...
          1. +7
            14 August 2017 12: 34
            The Americans did not lose Spirit in Yugoslavia. Only Nighthawks. Spirit they lost during take-off from the air base.
            1. 0
              14 August 2017 13: 11
              Quote: dik-nsk
              may miss "accidentally" stop

              So they are "accidental" and do not miss.
              But "specially" - constantly. Now to the hospital, then to the electrical substation. With enviable regularity, it is not the manpower and military objects of the "enemy" that are being destroyed, but the fact that in the future, after the war, the country will be able to rise.
            2. +8
              14 August 2017 22: 11
              Quote: forty-eighth
              Spirit they lost during take-off from the air base.

              It’s business - a drop of water and a pollard "into the pipe", and don't care what kind of program and version it is.
              And the loss of the Nighthawk in Yugoslavia must be attributed to the stupidity of planning, French optics and the Soviet air defense complex
      2. +1
        14 August 2017 12: 26
        Quote: Thrall
        And what, all 20 processors stood on the old motherboard:

        Just reinstalled and updated Windows laughing
    2. mvg
      +2
      14 August 2017 12: 57
      And what is the actual problem of recompiling software for new hardware? Having the original code? At the "Predators", too, at first there were 20 MHz processors.
      PS: So, they quietly upgraded the B-2 Spirit, without big words about the resumption of production of the NK-32, titanium welding, new avionics, increasing the capacity of the Kazan plant, etc.
  2. +2
    14 August 2017 12: 21
    "Quantum leap"? How illiterate are the US generals, since they confuse the concepts of "quantum" and "quality."
    1. 0
      14 August 2017 12: 23
      laughing I must admit that we also have enough, albeit not from the military, there is one activist with an iPhone who doesn’t have “nanotechnologies” and “smart economies” seem to be in place)))
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    1. +8
      14 August 2017 12: 41
      Quote: 0255
      VO experts, is this modernization cut or not?

      It’s a strange thing ... if mattresses modernize their weapons, then it’s cut, and if we, it’s a modernization of high quality ... maybe there’s enough stupidity?
      Do you think the processors of the 160s are on our TU-1M80 after modernization? The planned and necessary modernization is nothing more. What does it have to do with it?
      1. +1
        14 August 2017 15: 36
        So cheers patriots, captains have always been with us, at least as an example of the First World War. from the beginning wept for joy in a convulsion before the king we go to war, then he was put to the wall at the end of the war) laughing
  4. 0
    14 August 2017 12: 39
    The point is not at all (they don’t say rumors). About fifteen years ago - maybe - Colonel CHVVAKUSHA. He falsified our aviation - and he gave lectures there. I’m an electronic engineer and I know what's what, there are systems that we decided and they only thought about, though Israel in its repertoire Massad in its own way - but ours are better.
    1. +4
      14 August 2017 12: 42
      "Colonel CHVVAKUSHA. He abdelal our aviation" ////

      In what sense is "abdelal"? I hope not all aviation ...
  5. Maz
    0
    14 August 2017 13: 02
    They want to fight again not on their territory, nasty for a great power
    1. +2
      14 August 2017 13: 12
      Quote: Maz
      They want to fight again not on their territory, nasty for a great power

      Mostly Americans are not fighting in the US Army, but mercenaries from poor countries. There is much more alarming infa that the mattresses in Ochakovo are building a base ... and this is not even our underbelly, but at our very nose.
  6. +3
    14 August 2017 15: 50
    Rather, they would have shown the B-21 Raider. This will be the crown of engineering and design thought of the 21st century.
  7. 0
    14 August 2017 19: 33
    Quote: NEXUS
    Quote: Maz
    They want to fight again not on their territory, nasty for a great power

    Mostly Americans are not fighting in the US Army, but mercenaries from poor countries. There is much more alarming infa that the mattresses in Ochakovo are building a base ... and this is not even our underbelly, but at our very nose.


    How much time does Iskander or Caliber fly to her? laughing tongue wassat
    1. ZVO
      +1
      14 August 2017 21: 56
      Quote: Dzafdet
      Quote: NEXUS
      Quote: Maz
      They want to fight again not on their territory, nasty for a great power

      Mostly Americans are not fighting in the US Army, but mercenaries from poor countries. There is much more alarming infa that the mattresses in Ochakovo are building a base ... and this is not even our underbelly, but at our very nose.


      How much time does Iskander or Caliber fly to her? laughing tongue wassat


      How many missiles will then be aimed and fired at military and infrastructure facilities of the Crimea and Krasnodar Territory?
      After hitting an alien base, we will receive in full in return ... From all of NATO.
      You are not bragging about the lack of a brain, think with your head, provocateur-gapon ...
  8. +1
    14 August 2017 22: 36
    The upgraded system is excellent, but the old air defense systems still see it.
    1. +8
      15 August 2017 00: 51
      Not all systems see it, the old ones are easier, if allowed. The problem is not even “see, see,” the problem is the reaction time and what kind of outfit you need to keep in order to increase this time. B-2 of course a headache, but it is treated.
      After all, BaltNet was also brought to Latvia to increase the reaction time, but it is also being treated, although it will not work in quiet laughing
  9. 0
    15 August 2017 08: 48
    In the US, upgraded control system aircraft B-2 Spirit

    What an “important” and “informative” article!
    Such concepts as “better” and “faster” are just for the school manual.
    Of course, it seems that the country's main strike bomber, the B-2, was not upgraded from the 80's.
  10. 0
    15 August 2017 08: 51
    Faster did not fly.
    Aileron and steering engines are old.
    The engine is the same, the resource is already smaller.
    Invisible cap did not change, old.
    Fuel tanks have not increased.
    Bomb bug without changes.
    And the targets for the aircraft were moving, not standing still (even in the DPRK).
    Pilots are preparing for retirement.

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