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by brar_w
19 Apr 2019 22:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 113
Views: 16438

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

The only Russian AESA radar which is perhaps close to being in service/ready is N036 which is scheduled to be used in Su-57. I don't know if Russia will be keen on integrating any foreign AESA radar in Su-30MKI. Our Uttam efforts are still long ways away. Uttam first has to be realized on Tejas pla...
by brar_w
19 Apr 2019 22:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 113
Views: 16438

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Given the IAF's desire to have an AESA on the LCA, having one in service on the Jaguar, and the mandate to have an AESA radar on the MMRCA and follow on purchases, it does appear that they would want the same for the MKI MLU. If one is pouring in Billions of $ for an extensive upgrade, it makes tota...
by brar_w
19 Apr 2019 03:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1017
Views: 139378

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Interesting PR themes from SAAB and Gripen pilots. AESA radars (as large or larger aperture than Gripen-E's) have been on fighters since at least 19 years, as have MAWS (quite a while now) and high power AESA based EW/EA self protection suites. More than 1600 AESA equipped fighters are currently in ...
by brar_w
18 Apr 2019 16:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3332
Views: 435367

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

USS Fitzgerald Leaves Mississippi Drydock After More Than a Year of Repairs After more than a year of repairs, the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) left a dry dock at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss., Naval Sea Systems Command announced late Tuesday. The destroyer was heavi...
by brar_w
18 Apr 2019 16:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1210
Views: 135723

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

From the requirements document - There are supplemental USMC requirements are probably even more favorable to the V-280 given that the Marines are looking at a cruise speed closer to 300 knots.. Just as I suspected. The SB>1 is going to need mods to meet the USMC cruise speed requirements which is ...
by brar_w
17 Apr 2019 17:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1210
Views: 135723

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Lockheed Tests Game-Changing F-35-Like X-Ray Vision System On Bell's V-280 Valor https://imagesvc.timeincapp.com/v3/foundry/image/?q=60&url=https%3A%2F%2Fs3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com%2Fthe-drive-cms-content-staging%2Fmessage-editor%252F1555426738289-pdasflightline1.jpg Lockheed Martin has flown i...
by brar_w
17 Apr 2019 01:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 651
Views: 159862

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Saab delivers radar equipment to Paki AF Let us be clear that it is not Saab responsible for this but Ericsson. The GOI should make it's displeasure known by blocking Ericsson from the 5G market, but along with babooze will probably soundly sleep through the whole episode. :( Ericsson spun off its ...
by brar_w
16 Apr 2019 20:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1017
Views: 139378

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

^^Maybe he was thinking of Falcon Heavy, which uses liquid fueled core stage and boosters. For the first time only in second launch of Falcon Heavy they recovered all three stages !!! They also recovered the fairing for the first time. However, it appears that the center booster has been damaged du...
by brar_w
16 Apr 2019 19:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3332
Views: 435367

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

as data points, russia has 28 a50 awacs in its kitty, NATO (europe) has around 16 E3, france has 4, UK has 5 and USA has 32. so India probably could top it off @ 5-6 phalcons and 10 Netra types. will guarantee backups when we need it. they need not fly always, because ground simulators can also be ...
by brar_w
16 Apr 2019 18:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3332
Views: 435367

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

U.S. sails massive, F-35-laden warship in disputed South China Sea An interested article from the US Naval Institute describing what changes the F-35B brings to the MAGTF and the Amphibious Ready Group and how that impacts what roles these ships are increasingly used for in addition to their tradit...
by brar_w
16 Apr 2019 18:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1210
Views: 135723

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

[url]looks like a widespread deployment across multiple theatres. probably for electronic "sniffing" out new threats That can be one potential use. However, Electronic Warfare gear is usually deployed separately into a theater irrespective of the AD footprint committed to the region. The ...
by brar_w
16 Apr 2019 09:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1210
Views: 135723

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Bell V-280 Valor tiltrotor reaches 300kt Bell pushed its V-280 Valor tiltrotor to 300kt (556km/h) in a March test flight, surpassing its previous top speed for which it is named, 280kt. Believing that it has sufficiently proven the rotorcraft’s high-speed performance, the aircraft manufacturer will...
by brar_w
16 Apr 2019 06:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1210
Views: 135723

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

U.S. Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II arrives for first Middle East deployment https://media.defense.gov/2019/Apr/15/2002116561/780/780/0/190415-F-XK483-1255.JPG Three F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 4th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron taxi after landing at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates...
by brar_w
16 Apr 2019 06:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1210
Views: 135723

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/greece-eyes-f-35s-as-f-16-replacement-457481/ Greece operates the s300..so they are not worried about that ?? There is no FMS notification for Greece. Depending upon the time frame being considered (likely late 2020's/ early 2030s) it may or may not be rai...
by brar_w
15 Apr 2019 17:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3332
Views: 435367

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

USN expands MQ-8C Fire Scout capability The US Navy (USN) is continuing to evolve the MQ-8C variant of the Fire Scout vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicle (VTOL UAV), service officials told Jane’s . Capability is currently spread across the two variants of the Fire Scout – the Schw...
by brar_w
15 Apr 2019 17:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1210
Views: 135723

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

https://strategypage.com/military_photos/military_photos_2019030914582.aspx Are the Prowlers still in service with the Marines? I thought Growlers had done away with them As your link states the type was deactivated in March of this year. The Marines are not buying the Growler and will be utilizing...
by brar_w
15 Apr 2019 08:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1210
Views: 135723

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM-F) is going to be integrated on the F-35. It will be using the BRU-61/A carriage system (the same used by SDB) so that gets 8 Missiles in the internal weapons bay or as many as 16 externally for a total of 24 Missiles (plus two AMRAAM's and 2 Aim-9X/ASRAAMs) in a Be...
by brar_w
14 Apr 2019 18:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3332
Views: 435367

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

It seems that the FXR - Future X-Band Radar (AN/SPQ-9B replacement) is now going to be a Joint US-Japan co-development project.

Japan and U.S. to develop new radar system for Aegis warships: sources
by brar_w
13 Apr 2019 20:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1017
Views: 139378

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

In the Air - Jack Beyer ‏ @thejackbeyer 17m17 minutes ago More WOW. First flight of the worlds largest airplane. History is made. @Stratolaunch @NASASpaceflight #stratolaunch https://i.postimg.cc/bryvCf3H/SL-0.png https://i.postimg.cc/BQv62s8J/SL-1.png https://i.postimg.cc/7P9hCbZB/SL-2.png Video - ...
by brar_w
13 Apr 2019 19:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3946
Views: 583433

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

IAF to begin inducting Apache helicopters in August The Indian Air Force (IAF) is scheduled to take delivery in August of the first four of 22 Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters it had ordered in September 2015 for INR139.5 billion (USD2.02 billion). Boeing sources told Jane’s on 11 A...
by brar_w
13 Apr 2019 18:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1017
Views: 139378

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

NRao wrote:Lands all three cores and inserts sat into proper orbit:


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by brar_w
13 Apr 2019 17:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1210
Views: 135723

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

THAAD Heading For European Deployment The U.S. Army is to deploy a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system into Romania, where it will temporarily take over missile defense duties from the Aegis Ashore system located there. The deployment, requested by NATO, will cover the duties of the ...
by brar_w
13 Apr 2019 16:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 532130

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Most of the Euro/Aussie AEW birds don't have huge threats on their border. Perhaps they don't need a refresh as their main threat is possibly the occasional smugglers or illegal immigrants coming in on boats.. None of them will see cruise missiles coming down their way. only one to watch is Israel/...
by brar_w
13 Apr 2019 08:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 532130

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

You can't just stick a new sensor into the top-hat antenna. The integrated assembly is part of an L-Band AESA radar as is the top-hat configuration which is developed around this scalable sensor (as I said the radar on the E-7 is about 60% scale of what the USAF would have eventually put on an E-10 ...
by brar_w
13 Apr 2019 08:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 532130

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

yes yes only open source, please. Don't get any of us in trouble :) I wouldn't know it so there is no possibility of going through any trouble. This information won't be classified but would be tightly held to the chest by the OEMs involves since it is still in competition. What do you need for the...
by brar_w
13 Apr 2019 08:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 532130

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

More interesting would be to look into they are managing more capable and power hungry systems on even smaller aircraft with the JSTARS-recap (which is apparently now a US Army program). That power and thermal solution will likely be more relevant to a future system. YEah, if you get some time to p...
by brar_w
13 Apr 2019 07:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 532130

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

The weren't adding extra generators to the aircraft's engines. They were using a T55 turboshaft engine that powers the Chinook. Where do they fit these? Integrated of course. Where else? On the E-10A, this was in the aft cargo compartment. Dang, I still can't see how t55 would be used for power gen...
by brar_w
13 Apr 2019 07:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 532130

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

I dont think structurally its any big deal just how much does the 700 and 800 vary? Traditionally the higher numbered boeing models carry more pax but less range as in 777-200 is the longest range Power wise instead of harpoon missiles on the centerline pylons the RAT can be fixed to power external...
by brar_w
13 Apr 2019 07:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 532130

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Cybaru wrote:
Can you add more than two generators per engine? Your above example seems to indicate it is possible.


The weren't adding extra generators to the aircraft's engines. They were using a T55 turboshaft engine that powers the Chinook.
by brar_w
13 Apr 2019 07:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 532130

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

I don't think anyone would be crazy enough to mount HiRAT or similar products on a 737 platform. If you cannot engineer supplemental power solutions within the airframe and the space and weight constraints then you either need to re do the trades and design a more efficient sensor (like the E-7 or E...
by brar_w
13 Apr 2019 06:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 532130

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

The smaller 737 already has an integrated tophat L band AESA so of course the larger platform can accommodate a different sensor configuration. The current AESA on the E-7 is about 60% of what was to eventually go on a USAF 767 (long terminated) so perhaps a configuration in between the two can go ...
by brar_w
13 Apr 2019 05:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 532130

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Yeah, I hear you. Not sure how they can do 150 degrees and 555 kms with the whole weight of the radar at 300 kgs. The radar units of plain vanilla fighters weigh between 100-300 kgs. I am not sure the radar itself weighs 300 kg. In fact that is almost certainly false information. Would it be possib...
by brar_w
13 Apr 2019 05:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 532130

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Yeah - I still don't get it, how is their radar 300 kgs vs ours is 1600 kgs? SAAB has a very ambitious marketing team so double triple check any source document you may have to see what is included in that quoted weight. They tried to peddle a bottom mounted version of the radar to the USAF for the...
by brar_w
12 Apr 2019 22:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 713
Views: 178228

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Missile warheads and performance are modeled based on the target set that they are intended to be used against so only comparisons to its effectiveness (lethality) against that intended target set is the appropriate measure and not its comparisons to a different weapon or glide munition. What Brahmo...
by brar_w
12 Apr 2019 21:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3332
Views: 435367

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

^ The LHA-8 bound Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar just moved to live testing a few weeks ago - US Navy’s Raytheon-built EASR radar to begin live testing in Virginia The US Navy’s next-generation radar for aircraft carriers and amphibious warfare ships, Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (EASR), is ...
by brar_w
12 Apr 2019 20:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1017
Views: 139378

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

DARPA Picks Three Competitors For Launch Challenge Prize SPACE SYMPOSIUM: The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is giving $400,000 to each of three companies chosen to compete in the “DARPA Launch Challenge” to demonstrate rapid and responsive launch of small payloads. Tucson-based ...
by brar_w
12 Apr 2019 19:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2229
Views: 401652

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Looking at the drone and its flight it appears that it is targeting very small UAS groups which are probably better addressed via jamming. For larger drones the drone vs drone CONOPS of Coyote is probably better for it is able to go after a larger target set as well. In the end, nothing is going to ...

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