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Old March 10th, 2017   #46
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Airbus are looking at building the next Euro fighter aircraft. This will be interesting.

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Germany and France still need C-130Js apparently. I guess they will be partially paid for by Airbus penalties on the A400M.

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Airbus are looking at building the next Euro fighter aircraft. This will be interesting.

Airbus Hopes to Build New European Fighter Jet
It will be interesting to see what develops given the new environment. Typhoon partners U.K. and Italy are committed to the F-35 leaving Germany and France. How does France work out the workshare between Dassault and Airbus? Does Brexit eliminate UK involvement? Even if Spain and Italy were interested, both of them would be hard pressed to come up with much money. Perhaps something could be worked out with Japan, maybe even Korea given their mutual threat environment.
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Interesting article on a 707 used for sensor testing. The plane first saw service with Pan Am.


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An interesting article about a military blended body aircraft with transport capabilities.
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The first 757 produced continues to have an important mission as a flying test bed for the F-22 Raptor.

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Embraer has stated that it expects its first international KC-390 order by the end of this year. The nation undertaking the acquisition has not been identified. It was confirmed by Embraer that they had replied to the NZ FAMC RFI issued last year.
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Airbus are investigating and preparing to build a new Euro fighter aircraft to replace existing Euro operated LM F-16s and Panavia Tornadoes. Will be an interesting program to watch.

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Embraer has stated that it expects its first international KC-390 order by the end of this year. The nation undertaking the acquisition has not been identified. It was confirmed by Embraer that they had replied to the NZ FAMC RFI issued last year.
Portugal seems the most likely. They are looking for five to replace their C-130H's.

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I am duplicating my post from the USN thread here is this issue affects both USN and USAF jets.

This link describes the ongoing OBOGS problems which have now spread to the F-35A. It would be interesting to see data about non-US jets. I have not seen anything articles mentioning this issue with regards to Gripen, Rafale, or Typhoon. Is this because they aren't occurring or not being made public? Do these aircraft use similar OBOGS or something different? As the link mentions, with the F-35A now in this club, there will be a huge increase in effort to get this sorted.
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This article describes a new device for monitoring pilot hypoxia.

Cobham Breathing Sensor Could Help Solve Pilots' Oxygen Problem | Defense content from Aviation Week
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Another article from AW discussing the OBOGS. I am amazed that there are no reports (that I am aware of) about this issue from other air forces.

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Here's a link to a Scorpion test ride. Some interesting remarks on potential applications for this jet. The operation cost per hour does stand out.

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