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USAF begins search to provide F-35A with more punch

9th January 2020 - 16:11 GMT | by Tim Martin in London

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The USAF is looking to give a considerable anti-access/area denial capability boost to its fifth-generation fighter jet. It also plans to develop ‘future advanced capabilities’ in line with evolving threats as part of the programme.

The service issued an RfI to kick-start ‘integration of advanced technologies’ for a Stand-in Attack Weapon (SiAW) to be internally stored on Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II aircraft.

For development purposes, the USN’s in-development Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range (AARGM-ER) programme, which is currently under the direction of PMA-242, is to be used to support the effort according to the industry notice published on

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