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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Postby Austin » 01 Mar 2011 08:23

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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

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Rahul M wrote:Image


Seems BR is not registered at Imageshack yet; all we see is a "mendak" in a Ice Cube and error message of Domain not being Registered...

Rahul Sir - We "aam janta" are missing many images due to this; Please assist...

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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

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Rahul M wrote:http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/1351/651781821900070293fc615.jpg


Looks like a Venezuelan Air Force Su 30. Amazing shot.

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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Postby Austin » 02 Mar 2011 15:36

Myanmar to receive new batch of MiG-29s from March

Myanmar will in March receive the first of 20 RSK MiG-29s ordered under a roughly €400 million ($553 million) deal, with their introduction to more than double the country's MiG-29 fleet.

Ordered in November 2009, the aircraft will be delivered in three configurations, comprising 10 MiG-29B and six MiG-29SE single-seat fighters and four MiG-29UB twin-seat operational trainers.

The acquisition effectively clears the remaining MiG-29B/SE stock at RSK MiG's Lukhovitsy plant, with the airframe parts having been manufactured in the Soviet and Perestroika eras. Myanmar's aircraft will be delivered in an original export configuration, with analogue instruments and Phazotron N-019 radars.

Myanmar previously bought used MiG-29s from Belarus, but approached the type's manufacturer and Russian arms export company Rosoboronexport for help after encountering a high attrition rate. Moscow responded with help on weapons, spare parts and training, including the installation of a simulator at one of its air bases.

Acquiring an additional batch of fighters directly from RSK MiG should radically improve the combat readiness and effectiveness of Myanmar's fleet, sources say. Its air force now has 12 MiG-29s, says Flightglobal's MiliCAS database.

Meanwhile, RSK MiG says a new logistics support system to be established in co-operation with Indian companies will enable it to provide increased customer support for the nation's MiG-29s, plus those flown by the air forces of Malaysia and Myanmar.

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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Postby shiv » 05 Mar 2011 06:41

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/143 ... khail.html
Sukhoi fighter jet designer Mikhail dead
Moscow, March 4, AP:

Aircraft designer Mikhail Simonov, whose supremely maneuverable, heavily armed and far-flying Sukhoi fighter jet became an icon of the Soviet defence industry and a cash cow for post-communist Russia, died in Moscow on Friday after a long illness. He was 81, the Sukhoi company said.

Developed to counter the US F-15 fighter, Simonov’s sleek twin-engined, twin-finned Su-27 joined the Soviet air force in the early 1980s and won respect in the West for its range of over 3,500 km, its impressive agility and its ability to fly at 2.35 times the speed of sound.

It was a star of international air shows, performing aerobatics that few other fighter planes could accomplish, and is matched only by the MiG jet and Kalashnikov assault rifle as a symbol of Russia’s considerable prowess in weapons-making.

The Su-27’s excellent thrust-to-weight ratio and sophisticated control system allowed it to perform exceptional maneuvers at very low speeds, such as raising its nose and literally standing on its tail for a few seconds — a stunt called the Cobra.

When state defence orders ground to a near halt after the 1991 Soviet collapse, Simonov played a key role in winning lucrative export deals. The cash-strapped government sold hundreds of fighters to China, India and other foreign customers under contracts worth billions of dollars.

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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Postby chackojoseph » 05 Mar 2011 08:18

US Air Force accepts delivery of last Predator

Since its first flight in July of 1994, the MQ-1 series has accumulated over 900,000 flight hours and maintained a fleet fully mission capable rate over 90 percent, making it one of the Warfighters most valuable assets, according to Colonel Coombs.

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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Postby Singha » 05 Mar 2011 09:10

its been another blockbuster product like the F-solah. I suppose key is continuous investment in improved blocks , a mature user who works with the vendor and good wide tech base.

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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Postby NRao » 05 Mar 2011 09:15

Singha wrote:its been another blockbuster product like the F-solah. I suppose key is continuous investment in improved blocks , a mature user who works with the vendor and good wide tech base.


AI11: Sounder Rajan (there is a vid of his out there on this): 15 years dev, 6 years maturation, 25 years use, is the current equation. To have continuity then we need multiple irons in the fire.

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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Postby PratikDas » 06 Mar 2011 18:22

Libyan Su-24 downed by RPG launched by rebel

But according to Maharj, as the fighter-jet made a first pass over Ras Lanuf, and then a second, a young man simply picked up a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, took aim and fired, scoring a direct hit.

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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Postby Baldev » 06 Mar 2011 19:11

PratikDas wrote:Libyan Su-24 downed by RPG launched by rebel

But according to Maharj, as the fighter-jet made a first pass over Ras Lanuf, and then a second, a young man simply picked up a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, took aim and fired, scoring a direct hit.
in another case a person first time on anti aircraft gun with only one barrel working shot down a bomber in first hit.

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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Postby Multatuli » 06 Mar 2011 20:41

But according to Maharj, as the fighter-jet made a first pass over Ras Lanuf, and then a second, a young man simply picked up a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, took aim and fired, scoring a direct hit.


Testimony of the poor quality of the Libyan pilots.

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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Postby Singha » 06 Mar 2011 22:01

I think tactic of operating in large teams to fill the sky with flying lead ahead of a approaching a/c is well known. the young man probably just got a bit lucky though...its hard to hit a moving object of 250kmph with a unguided one shot weapon thats not particularly fast.


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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Postby PratikDas » 19 Mar 2011 17:12

Fighter jet 'shot down' over Benghazi

Has a video of what seems to be a Libyan Su-24 Mig-23 being shot down.

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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Postby astal » 20 Mar 2011 01:55

I silly comparison in the title but the substance of the article is interesting.

The F-35: A Weapon That Costs More Than Australia
"The F-35 is designed to be the core tactical fighter aircraft for the U.S. military, with three versions for the Air Force, Navy, and the Marine Corps. Each plane clocks in at around $90 million.

In a decade's time, the United States plans to have 15 times as many modern fighters as China, and 20 times as many as Russia.

So, how many F-35s do we need?

100?

500?

Washington intends to buy 2,443, at a price tag of $382 billion.

Add in the $650 billion that the Government Accountability Office estimates is needed to operate and maintain the aircraft, and the total cost reaches a staggering $1 trillion.

In other words, we're spending more on this plane than Australia's entire GDP ($924 billion).


http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/03/the-f-35-a-weapon-that-costs-more-than-australia/72454/

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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Postby NRao » 20 Mar 2011 02:23

The F-35: A Weapon That Costs More Than Australia

In other words, we're spending more on this plane than Australia's entire GDP ($924 billion).


I knew the aussies were cheap!!!









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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Postby GeorgeWelch » 23 Mar 2011 11:30

Reinforcing Success: The RAAF May Boost its Boeing C-17 Buy

With all the use that Australia is getting out of its C-17s, I am not sure the country will stop at the fifth unit that it has just decided to buy.

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An interesting point that has come to light is that Australia did not realize how useful its C-17s would be until it got them into service. Often the experience is the other way around: it looks great in the brochure, but misses the specification in service. Australian Aviation gives details of the Royal Australian Air Force's unexpectedly happy experience here.

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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Postby NRao » 24 Mar 2011 09:03

Civilian stuff, but ...................

2 planes land at Washington airport without controller help

Two planes landed safely early Wednesday morning at Washington's Reagan National Airport after they were unable to reach anyone at the airport's air traffic control tower, according to the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board.


"1012," the controller said, referring to the airline's flight number, "called a couple of times on landline and tried to call on the commercial line and there's no answer.

"The tower is apparently unmanned," the controller said.


Cars seem to have techs that warn when drivers doze off. ............................


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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Postby SureshP » 28 Mar 2011 02:09

Russia and Israel sign space agreement
March 27, 2011

Russia and Israel on Sunday signed an agreement on cooperation on space technology and space exploration, the Russian space agency said in a statement.

The agreement aims to develop cooperation in "joint activities linked to research and the use of space and the application of space technologies for peaceful aims," the statement issued by Roskosmos agency said.

Russian spacecraft have already launched five Israeli satellites and Russia is now preparing an Amos-5 communications satellite for Israel, the statement said, citing Roskosmos chief Anatoly Perminov.

The agreement was signed by Perminov and the Israel space agency director Zvi Kaplan.

Israel in January signed an agreement with the European Space Agency for cooperation on space technology and exploration of the solar system.


http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-03-russia-israel-space-agreement.html

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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Postby NRao » 28 Mar 2011 05:32

Israel Rolls Out First Mobile Battery of Antirocket System

The Israeli military deployed the first mobile battery of a new antirocket missile defense system on Sunday on a dusty rise at the outskirts of this southern Israeli city after a week of heightened tensions between Israel and Gaza.
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Military officials said the deployment was accelerated because of the recent escalation in rocket and mortar fire by Gaza militants against southern Israel and Israeli airstrikes on Gaza, which have led to fears of an all-out confrontation. But Israeli officials warned that the system, known as Iron Dome, was still experimental and could not provide the country with full protection from approaching rockets.

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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Postby saip » 06 Apr 2011 00:12

Chinese space junk is endangering the International Space Station. One piece is likely to come very near the station in about an hour. Let us hope it does not hit it.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/04/05/space. ... tml?hpt=T2

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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Postby SureshP » 06 Apr 2011 04:11

Falcon Heavy Rocket gets unveiled by SpaceX (Update)
April 5, 2011 by John Messina

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Private spaceflight company, SpaceX, unveiled their massive 22 story big Falcon Heavy rocket capable of carrying a cargo capacity of 117,000 pounds. The 27-enginge Falcon Heavy is aimed to carry large commercial and government payloads into Earth orbit.

The 227 foot Falcon Heavy rocket is currently under construction at SpaceX’s California HQ; the rocket dwarfs any of its rivals. The closest NASA heavy-lift rocket would be the Saturn V which launched the Apollo program.

In the private sector the closet rocket for comparison would be the United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV, a 50,000-pound capacity booster that launches the Pentagon’s heavy payloads.

According to SpaceX the Falcon Heavy offers a cost advantage over existing boosters. With a price range of $80-125 million Falcon Heavy can deliver twice the payload into orbit. This compares to United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV, a 50,000-pound capacity booster, costing $275 million per launch.

SpaceX manages to keep their production cost down because they manufacture most of the parts in-house in the Hawthorne, CA complex that once assembled Boeing’s 747 jumbo jets. The company also employs young engineers, in their early 30’s that work for much less pay than they would make at larger aerospace companies.

SpaceX aims to launch their new heavy-lifter in a demo flight from California’s Vandenberg AFB, northwest of Santa Barbara, by end of next year. The company’s vision for the future is not only to launch satellites but also to carry robots and astronauts to Mars.


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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Postby putnanja » 08 Apr 2011 05:43

Top 10 list of F-35B flaws and fixes

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In the past several days, events have supplied two more open questions -- affordability and power generation. A couple of these issues, such as wing roll-off and generators, apply also to the conventional take-off and landing (CTOL) F-35A.

As I explained in my most recent article, these represent both the threats and the keys to the F-35B's survival. The flaws have created the threat in the form of the F-35B's two-year probation status by the US Department of Defense, which was timed only a few weeks after the Royal Navy dropped out of the program. But the key for the F-35B's survival will depend on how well Lockheed's proposed fixes solve the problems.

It's still very early in the flight test phase, of course, so Rumsfeld's infamous "unknown-unknowns" are also still out there. A possible example are concerns about the F-35B's power and thermal management systems. In his farewell interview with Flight International, former chief test pilot Jon Beesley identified thermal management as a key concern heading into tests this summer with mission systems aircraft, which includes the STOVL BF-4. But that isn't officially a problem yet, so it's not on this list.

In no particular order, this blog's current list for the top 10 list of F-35B problems and solutions are on the jump:
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Read through the entire list, pretty interesting

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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

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^^Link dont seem to work

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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Postby arunsrinivasan » 14 Apr 2011 20:11

Some interesting highlights from the Latin American Air Show

LAAD11: Latin America's biggest arms bazaar in photos

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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Postby bmallick » 15 Apr 2011 13:12

Probably pointing towards the future of AEW

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/20 ... rizon.html

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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Postby shiv » 16 Apr 2011 16:50

suryag wrote:
I saw this video on a-380 flutter test, apparently it is the most difficult one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImSuZjvkATw


Well check this one out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j973645y5AA

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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Postby Singha » 16 Apr 2011 22:23

so sher khan playing with conformal load bearing radar panels since mid 1990s atleast...impressive in radar as usual..

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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

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Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Postby andy B » 18 Apr 2011 16:33

Austin wrote:^^Link dont seem to work


Austin ji phor u:

Typhoon at Indradhanush:
http://ifile.it/gd1wf5j/TYPHOON.zip

Rafale:
http://ifile.it/zemdiq1/Rafale%20comes%20of%20age.zip

Aero India 2011:
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White Tigers turn 50
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