The F35 still isn’t in full service and people want to hang stuff from it!
OK, only joking but the Terma F35 Multi Mission pod on display at Farnborough recently is an interesting product that could be used to house a number of different payloads with reduced impact on radar cross section etc.
If the UK buys the gun pod for the F35B it will be housed in a Terma designed, manufactured and qualified enclosure.
The Multi Mission Pod is a derivative of the gun pod that curiously, does not have anything inside, this being the point of course.
Customers will be able to integrate different payloads, large aperture electro optical sensors or electronic warfare equipment for example.
Other options might include jamming or SIGINT equipment.