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SOM-J Displayed on F-35 Internal Bay

SOM-J Displayed on F-35 Internal Bay 7 March, 2018

Lockheed Martin has released an animated video introducing the SOM-J, developed for the F-35 aircraft. Developed by TUBITAK SAGE and manufactured by ROKETSAN, SOM (Stand Off Missile) is an air-to-ground missile. The A and 1B variants of SOM is being carried under-wing of Turkish F-16 and F-4 aircraft. The SOM-J, developed for the F-35, will be carried inside the airframe to maintain the low radar signature (stealthiness) of the aircraft. Lockheed Martin described the use of SOM-J in conjunction with the F-35 for sea and land targets on March 6th in an online video. Noting that SOM-J was developed specifically for intensively protected targets, the company stated that the project was jointly conducted with ROKETSAN. The video included ROKETSAN and TUBITAK SAGE logos on SOM-J loaded on F-35. The integration work of SOM-J to F-35s continues.

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