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Discussion in 'Air Force & Aviation' started by ngatimozart, Nov 24, 2015.

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  1. Ranger25

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    Look at the PLAF J-20 as a perfect example of John’s point. They’re flying with the WS-10 Engine with protruding exhausts and excessive thermal signature. They haven’t managed to get the WS-15 airworthy and beyond testing.
     
  2. ngatimozart

    ngatimozart Super Moderator Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

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    SAAB is increasing the testing tempo for it's Gripen E program with the number of prototypes in the program increasing from two to five. Also the first of the Gripen F twin seaters are being built. Saab ready to step up tempo of Gripen E testing

    NATO will lose its next air war against russia if it waits around for 5th gen aircraft such as the F-35, AVM Simon Rochelle RAF has told a RUSI Combat Air Survivability conference. He said that 80% of NATOs airpower is 4th gen and Russia has developed highly efficient systems for shooting them out of the sky. What he would like is an efficient and effective way to distribute the sensor information from the F-35 systems to the cockpits of his 4th gen aircraft. NATO will lose its next air war to Putin's 'formidable beasts' if it waits for the F-35 to save it

    JASDF fighters have intercepted a new PLAN ASW / MPA west of Okinawa. The aircraft is a Shaanxi KQ-200 and is the first time that this platform has been encountered. It is a derivative of the Shaanxi Y-9 which itself is a derivative of the Antonov AN-12. Japanese jets intercept Chinese anti-submarine aircraft, says Tokyo
     
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    One has to wonder about a joint French-German 5th fighter considering Germany’s disruption of partner orders based on German foreign policy. I guess if there are no plans to export a future fighter this wouldn’t matter. I am pretty sure French aviation suppliers want to develop export sales. Despite Brexit, French aviation companies may want to partner with UK companies.

    Germany Extends Ban on Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia
     
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    Apparently Russia is considering an export version of their 5th Gen fighter, the Su-57E. Should China actually buy this jet, what does that say about their J-20? The Chinese still don’t have a decent domestically produced engine for the J-20. The Russians also have issues with their new engine intended for the Su-57 which supposedly will have stealth features. This is continuing confirmation on how difficult it is to manufacture state-of-the-art military jet engines.

    Russia to Offer China Su-57 Fifth-Generation Stealth Fighter
     
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    So, it's basically a wide body development of the Eurocopter/Airbus Dauphin/Panther. A medium lift helicopter sized troop cabin, while retaining smaller footprint and rotor disc.
     
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    I made a series on AAMs, this is the last video, if you are interested.
    Enjoy!
     
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    ngatimozart Super Moderator Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

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    Link doesn't work @John Fedup Is this it?

    Successful demonstration of breakthrough blown-air flight technologies to revolutionise future aircraft design - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
     
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    Yes, similar story. The link still works for me. It was from Defence-aerospace.com. Maybe our unbiased friend Giovanni is playing silly bugger.:D
     
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    This link describes Cobham’s efforts to develop a better pilot monitoring system for oxygen levels and other parameters and provide automated corrective actions. Seems like a promising technology to address to numerous hypoxia incidents involving fast jets.

    Cobham to Develop Fast Jet Auto-Response Breathing Regulator
     
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    Embraer is nearing its first KC-390 export order. Portugal is the first export customer and it is thought that the contract will be announced at or close to the Paris Airshow. Portugal already has budgetary approval to acquire five KC-390. Embraer will be showing the first of the aircraft that it will be handing over to the Brazilian air Force at the Paris Airshow. It is also targeting Argentina, Chile, Colombia, the Czech Republic and New Zealand for export orders.
     
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    I think all of those except New Zealand formally indicated an interest when the project was launched, stating numbers.
     
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    However Argentina will have problems paying for any. They have just received five ex-French navy Super Etendards for US$13 million, so any KC390s may just be beyond their budget.
     
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    Argentina isn't broke because it's not producing enough, it's broke because nobody trusts the economic management of the state (which has very often been rational), & that distrust is so great that it causes them to behave in ways which make even normally sensible government economic policies ineffective.

    Argentina should have no problems financing such a purchase, given the size of the economy, public revenues, & export earnings. But in Argentina's case one can't rely on that.
     
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    There's another dimension beyond that of course - that the military actively participated in a series of actions which led to the torture and deaths of thousands of Argentine citizens - I do suspect that some of the lack of willingness to fund anything in the Argentine military is rooted in those memories.

    I see this as more an unwillingness in the government to fund the military than any difficulties in finding the funds to a larger extent.