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by brar_w
27 May 2020 17:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2158
Views: 303210

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

srai wrote:^^^
Who have they exported AIM-120D to so far???

AIM-120D has been approved for the UK, Canada and Australia. Finland will probably be the next nation to get approved for it.
by brar_w
26 May 2020 18:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4394
Views: 962021

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

The 7 US carriers out at sea is not abnormal given what they are doing. Most of those deployments could have been predicted or otherwise explained. CVN-78 (Ford) is strictly doing CQ's in support of East Cost carrier readiness. The plan to cycle up her EMALS/AAG after she returned to sea and hten tr...
by brar_w
24 May 2020 19:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3490
Views: 550398

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

Any idea what speed the drone was travelling at? It was definitely subsonic. Obviously subsonic. There aren’t a lot of supersonic drone threats out there. 150 kW Lasers will defeat subsonic UAVs, rotary winged aircraft and fast attack crafts and provided adequate beamforming can also disable certai...
by brar_w
24 May 2020 06:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3490
Views: 550398

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

It isn’t the cost of the radar face but the design cost of the additional face in how much design change, weight and cost of that would add or what other compromises they would force elsewhere to stick within a budget. Power is not a limiting factor on this ship; the thing had more then half a MW re...
by brar_w
23 May 2020 09:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3490
Views: 550398

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

USS Portland Fires Laser Weapon, Downs Drone in First At-Sea Test Amphibious ship USS Portland (LPD-27) shot down a drone with a laser weapon during a first-of-its-kind at-sea test of the Navy’s high-energy laser weapon system. The Navy is currently developing and testing a portfolio of laser weapo...
by brar_w
23 May 2020 07:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3490
Views: 550398

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

Final design configuration of the USN's Frigate. Construction on the program will begin in 2022, with a 10 run buy followed by a competition or design change for a future flight of another 10 ships - Only 3 faces won’t that result in a blind spot? I think the sensor performance trumped coverage on ...
by brar_w
23 May 2020 03:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3490
Views: 550398

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

The delay with the magazine electro-magnetic elevator certification means that they will test the crap out of EMALS and AAG which is probably a really good thing for a first in class ship that is a couple of years from her first deployment. Ford is the ONLY USN carrier currently doing CQ's for the e...
by brar_w
22 May 2020 20:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2158
Views: 303210

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

in similar manner as the US rescued the JSF F-35 programme by putting a general in charge of the programme. Gen." Bogged- down" Bogdan did a great job,followed by Adm.Winter and now under the leadership of Lt.Gen. Eric Fick,who gave a dressing down to Elon Musk.. The US didn't rescue the ...
by brar_w
22 May 2020 07:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1789
Views: 342356

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Some major movement on the F-16 program. US Government estimates that they'll process another 300-500 F-16V aircraft worth of FMS cases and want to do this in bulk upfront to make contracting and approval process fast. When Lockheed notified that they were shifting the production line to South Carol...
by brar_w
22 May 2020 06:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1789
Views: 342356

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

https://fighterjetsworld.com/air/pakistan-air-force-to-upgrade-f-16-fighter-jets-fleet-with-irst-lantirn-sniper-pods/21831/\ Pakistan Air Force To Upgrade F-16 Fighter Jets Fleet With IRST, LANTIRN & Sniper Pods Misleading headline and a distorted statement in the body of the article.The actual...
by brar_w
22 May 2020 06:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2158
Views: 303210

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Ouch. It doesn't look like that US is serious about things. Very suspect move especially if they want to punish anyone pro China. India should think hard about doing whatever it takes to make engines at home. This is a $485 million dollar contract award to Lockheed to support new pods, upgrade old ...
by brar_w
22 May 2020 05:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1789
Views: 342356

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

This was the 3rd F-35 crash (2 x F-35A and 1 x F-35B. 2 in the US and one in Japan) in about 300K hours of flying over the last decade plus. Other losses or lower class damages have occurred on the ground. As per AW&ST, the fourth. 3 X F-35A including the Japanese crash and 1 X F-35B. See the o...
by brar_w
22 May 2020 03:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1789
Views: 342356

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Improved Turbine Engine Programme to reach critical design review in mid-June: US Army The US Army’s Improved Turbine Engine Programme (ITEP) is scheduled to receive a critical design review in mid-June. Development of the GE Aviation T901-GE-900 turboshaft was delayed by two weeks due to coronavir...
by brar_w
22 May 2020 01:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3490
Views: 550398

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

Final design configuration of the USN's Frigate. Construction on the program will begin in 2022, with a 10 run buy followed by a competition or design change for a future flight of another 10 ships -



by brar_w
22 May 2020 01:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3490
Views: 550398

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

Iran and friendly fire...how many errors in the past? The Iranian airbus shot down by the USN Vincennes, Iranian goof- ups past and present.It appears that the confined waters and airspace of the Persian Gulf ,the congested littorals, makes it v.difficult to distinguish between friend,foe and neutr...
by brar_w
21 May 2020 22:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 406
Views: 79770

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

Its a feb 2020 article. Did not see it posted here. https://www.flightglobal.com/singapore-air-show-2020/boeing-markets-t-7-trainer-in-asia-as-it-eyes-first-export-deal/136697.article Boeing believes there is a global market for 2,600 T-7s, both as trainers and light-attack or aggressor aircraft. “...
by brar_w
21 May 2020 21:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1789
Views: 342356

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Is 'serviceability' the same as the 'availability/readiness'? King Khan is dropping it's earlier policy target of having a uniform 80% availability rate across multiple fighter types, underscoring the challenges involved even for a MIC as powerful as theirs.. The Air Force Is Dropping Mattis' 80% A...
by brar_w
21 May 2020 20:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1347
Views: 247559

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Is 'serviceability' the same as the 'availability/readiness'? King Khan is dropping it's earlier policy target of having a uniform 80% availability rate across multiple fighter types, underscoring the challenges involved even for a MIC as powerful as theirs.. The Air Force Is Dropping Mattis' 80% A...
by brar_w
21 May 2020 20:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 406
Views: 79770

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

US Navy is looking for a jet trainer to replace the T-45 Goshawk that it operates off it's carriers. The IN has a trainer available in the Naval LCA Mk1 that SURPASSES the US Navy's trainer requirements in most areas except the airframe total life. And while the US Navy wants to teach landings and ...
by brar_w
21 May 2020 20:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1789
Views: 342356

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

1 F-22 and 1 F-35A. This is the fourth F-35 crash. So far 3 F-35A and 1 F-35B have been lost in crashes. This was the 3rd F-35 crash (2 x F-35A and 1 x F-35B. 2 in the US and one in Japan) in about 300K hours of flying over the last decade plus. Other losses or lower class damages have occurred on ...
by brar_w
24 Apr 2020 06:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2854
Views: 810898

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Look at latest Variant of HARM missile called AARSM or something, it has a range of 250km AARGM has the same range as the HARM (65 nm/ 120 km). The propulsion stack is the same only the communication and guidance has been altered. The Extended Range AARGM is essentially a new missile with a differe...
by brar_w
24 Apr 2020 06:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3051
Views: 875052

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

A SAAB AEW&C guiding a PAF AMRAAM-C5? That is the capability, apparently with the PAF, that even the USAF doesn't have.
by brar_w
24 Apr 2020 02:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 440
Views: 101586

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

To the best of my knowledge there will be no significant increase in the dry thrust of the EPE which itself is not funded right now. I agree about the expectations. I was merely pointing to the post which says that the AMCA will SC at Mach 1.6 to Mach 1.7 which is going to be very tough to get witho...
by brar_w
24 Apr 2020 01:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 440
Views: 101586

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

80kN dry thrust is too much to ask from an engine the size of F414. And we cannot increase engine size without increasing the size of the aircraft. The current F414 produces 58kN thrust dry. A good target to set would be to ask GE what would be the max dry thrust of their EPE offering and set that ...
by brar_w
23 Apr 2020 11:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3490
Views: 550398

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

Both the Teddy R supercarrier and CDG of 45K t,had around 700 cases each.It indicates that their designed bio-decontamination SOPs failed. The USN instituted a 14-day delay to all deployments, once the number of cases began to grow significantly, restricting sailor movement for 2 weeks leading up t...
by brar_w
23 Apr 2020 11:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1503
Views: 247703

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Philip wrote:Both the Teddy R supercarrier and CDG of 45K t,had around 700 cases each.It indicates that their designed bio-decontamination SOPs failed.


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by brar_w
23 Apr 2020 05:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1789
Views: 342356

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Growler/Super Hornet can be considered as one solution. But I think it's a sensible solution. Keeps Airbus and the unions happy, gives the Luftwaffe a potent EW airplane like the Growler, and they keep the B61 nuke capability intact as well. Eurofighter should be able to take on most of the strike ...
by brar_w
23 Apr 2020 01:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1789
Views: 342356

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

I wonder if any aircraft acquisition program, in recent history, has contracted 3 out of the 5'ish aircraft that competed.
by brar_w
22 Apr 2020 22:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1789
Views: 342356

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Seems like the Block III Super Hornet program has not been impacted by COVID-19 (yet) : US Navy to receive first Super Hornet Block 3 test aircraft ‘by end of May’ The US Navy (USN) is soon to receive the first Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Block 3 testbed aircraft. A representative from Boeing told...
by brar_w
22 Apr 2020 18:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1789
Views: 342356

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Original timeline for the JSOW MMT F-35C integration was mid 2022. It looks like integration was sanctioned in February 2020 and it is quite possible that the weapon will be integrated by the end of the summer with testing in fall. The AGM-154 JSOW is already certified to be carried inside the F-35C...
by brar_w
22 Apr 2020 03:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1789
Views: 342356

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Lockheed Martin Expects Coronavirus to Delay F-35 Deliveries The coronavirus pandemic will disrupt production of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter as its U.S. and international suppliers grapple with sick workers, stay-at-home orders, and shipping delays, company executives said Tuesday. ...
by brar_w
22 Apr 2020 02:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3611
Views: 658787

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

The F-22 used what was consider cutting edge (design and mfg. processes/materials) in the late 1980's to mid 1990's timeframe. A jet that enters serial production in 2019/2020 (22 years from when F-22 did the same) would need to better it considerably in that department. The F-35 is a significant im...
by brar_w
22 Apr 2020 01:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3611
Views: 658787

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Those are prototypes and not production builds. The only production build Su-57 crashed and 1 or 2 may be delivered this year so we may have to wait to see what the serial production aircraft look like.
by brar_w
22 Apr 2020 00:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1756
Views: 331650

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Kartik wrote:From AW&ST

Russia restarts research on lightweight fighter



Russia researches lightweight fighters the same way the USAF researches Light Attack aircraft. :rotfl:
by brar_w
21 Apr 2020 19:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1715
Views: 311815

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

https://www.airforcemag.com/raytheon-prevails-on-lrso-lockheed-out/ Essentially, the AF decided to continue development on LRSO (Long range Stand Off missile - air launched conventional/nuke cruise missile with range of over 1500 miles - for induction ~2030) with Raytheon alone. I posted this in th...
by brar_w
21 Apr 2020 06:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1789
Views: 342356

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Raytheon Prevails on LRSO, Lockheed Out The Air Force will continue development of the highly classified Long-Range Standoff nuclear cruise missile with Raytheon Technologies alone, closing-out Lockheed Martin’s efforts more than a year early, the service announced April 17. Raytheon will become th...
by brar_w
21 Apr 2020 05:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1789
Views: 342356

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Basically usually the IRST and AESA radar together or to confirm the detection of an object by either sensor by using the other sensor The F-35's closed loop fusion does the very same. The fusion logic has a hierarchy of sensors which are used and CID probabilities stated. Beyond a stated threshold...
by brar_w
18 Apr 2020 22:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1789
Views: 342356

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

NASA Announces Date for the First Crewed American Space Launch in Nearly a Decade Elon Musk’s SpaceX will fly American astronauts to the International Space Station on May 27, according to National Aeronautics and Space Administration Administrator Jim Bridenstine, setting an official launch date f...
by brar_w
18 Apr 2020 21:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1789
Views: 342356

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Interesting Finnish perspective on their HX competition and particularly Boeing's offer. Apparently, Boeing has secured clearance (in advance) to offer the Next Generation Jammer system to Finland as part of its bid. AARGM-ER should also be cleared given they are linked. Boeing has also *very strong...
by brar_w
18 Apr 2020 19:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1789
Views: 342356

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

I believe the particular name has its origins from the original F-15 air-show routine.

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