8 August 1977 THE RF-15: Reconnaissance Derivative Of The F-15
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Proceedings Volume 0101, Airborne Reconnaissance: Tactical/Real Time II; (1977) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.955388
Event: 1977 SPIE/SPSE Technical Symposium East, 1977, Reston, United States
The RF-15 reconnaissance derivative of the F-15 Eagle is being studied by McDonnell Douglas for consideration by the USAF as the next generation tactical reconnaissance aircraft. The design studies, based on the two-seat version of the F-15, show that state of the art technology will support the development of an RF-15 which satisfies current tactical reconnaissance requirements for timeliness, accuracy, all weather-day/night operations and survivability. The basic sensor/avionics suite includes high resolution multimode radar, an EO/laser designator set, voice, digital and video communication systems, inertial/common grid navigation system and a data/sensor management set. Mission flexibility and growth provisions are provided by conformal pallets which will accommodate combinations of conventional and special purpose sensors and fuel. The study effort is currently entering a simulation phase to develop and evaluate data/sensor management system concepts and to provide a data base for system design and hardware specification.
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W. W. Schurter, W. W. Schurter, } "THE RF-15: Reconnaissance Derivative Of The F-15", Proc. SPIE 0101, Airborne Reconnaissance: Tactical/Real Time II, (8 August 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955388; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.955388


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