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What d'you need, red route?
- X-32 JSF
HT Portrait X-32

The X-32 Joint Strike Fighter is a multipurpose VTOL aircraft utilized by the Consortium IX-529 Sea Shadow for offensive purposes.[1]

OverviewEdit

In-game the X-32 behaves, for all intents and purposes, as a helicopter in that it doesn't enter and leave the map like most airstrikes. Instead, it will fly in tight circles around an area or land on the Sea Shadow to reload. It is armed with one cruise missile to engage enemy sea vessels and an infinite amount of anti-air and anti-tank rockets.

BackgroundEdit

Okay red route, I'm moving to target
- X-32 JSF

The Boeing X-32 was a multi-purpose jet fighter in the Joint Strike Fighter contest. It lost to the Lockheed Martin X-35 demonstrator which was further developed into the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II.

In 1993, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) launched the Common Affordable Lightweight Fighter project (CALF). The project's purpose was to develop a stealth-enabled design to replace all of United States Department of Defense lighter weight fighter and attack aircraft, including the F-16, F/A-18 Hornet, and the AV-8B Harrier II. Around the same time the Joint Advanced Strike Technology (JAST) project was started. In 1994, the U.S. Congress ordered the two to be merged into the Joint Strike Fighter Program.

Many companies took part in the first phase of this project, which involved drafting concept aircraft designs for submission to the Department of Defense. However on 16 November 1996, only Boeing and Lockheed Martin were awarded contracts, allowing them to produce two of their concept aircraft each. Under the contract, these fighters were required to demonstrate Conventional Take Off and Landing (CTOL), carrier take off and landing (CV version), and short take off and vertical landing (STOVL). They were also expected to include ground demonstrations of a production representative aircraft's systems, such as the Preferred Weapon System Concept (PWSC).

AbilitiesEdit

HT Portrait RecallAircraft Recall aircraft
Orders the X-32 JSF to immediately return to the IX-529 Sea Shadow.

QuotesEdit

What d'you need, red route?
- Selected
X-32 to red route
- Moving
I'm moving to target
- Moving
X-32 moving to target
- Moving
Okay red route, I'm moving to target
- Moving
X-32 to red route, target is locked!
- Attacking
Target is locked and confirmed, missiles are go!
- Attacking

ReferencesEdit

  1. Eugen Systems, Atari, Act of War: High Treason. March 24, 2006

See alsoEdit

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