Danish firm Terma (H2/C26) is displaying its multimission pod for the Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter aircraft for the first time at Farnborough. The pod can be configured to carry a range of equipment such as an external cannon, additional sensors and jammers.
The carbonfibre pod is optimised for low observability, meaning it will not radically increase the stealthy F-35's radar cross section. The company adds that the pod's light, carbonfibre structure is also good for fuel efficiency.
The company has already delivered 17 of the pods equipped with cannons to the US government for use aboard US Navy F-35Cs and US Marine F-35Bs - US Air Force F-35As have an internal cannon.
Aside from the F-35 pod, the company is also displaying a number of other pods at its stand in Hall 2. Several of these are operational with a number of the world's air forces.