Today Stavatti officially launched the program to reimagine the SM-36 Stalma as a sixth generation Multi-Role Fighter with a scheduled industry release of the new design before Christmas 2017.
The Multi-Role Fighter is the back-bone of modern air defense. Proficiently satisfying air-to-air and air-to-surface engagements with unprecedented flexibility, the Multi-Role Fighter (MRF) is the leading combat asset of western air forces. The MRF has become the most procured of all fighter types, with over 7,000 MRFs now in service worldwide. Performing critical missions with stunning success, MRFs including the F-4 Phantom II, F-16 Fighting Falcon, and the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet are legendary.
The SM-36 Stalma will continue the legend. Reimagined as a sixth generation MRF developed to succeed both F-16s and F/A-18s while exceeding CTOL F/A-35A/B JSF performance in all regimes, the SM-36 Stalma will be an alluring super-fighter for the 21st century. A synergistic integration of aerodynamics, distinct configuration and the most advanced software driven avionics, sensors and electronic warfare systems, the SM-36 will be a lethal instrument like no other.
The SM-36 is a single engine, single seat (SM-36S) or two seat tandem (SM-36T) MRF. An all-weather platform primary mission capabilities include Air Superiority (AS), Combat Air Patrol (CAP); Deep Penetration Precision Strike (DPPS) utilizing conventional or nuclear devices; and Close Air Support (CAS). The SM-36 design results in a high performance aircraft with great acceleration, climb and instantaneous turn rates with exceptional maneuverability to fulfill both close-combat/dogfight and air defense roles. Secondary emphasis has focused upon Low Observable (LO) features and supercruise.