USAF studying future attack aircraft options [feedly]

miércoles, 9 de marzo de 2016

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USAF studying future attack aircraft options
// Flight Global HEADLINES

The US Air Force has begun studying future close air support aircraft to succeed the Fairchild Republic A-10 as the Pentagon evaluates the weaponry it needs for prolonged operations of one year or more.
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USAF Names Suppliers NG’s B-21 | Turkey’s TF-X Program Hits Snag | China’s 2nd Carrier be J-15 Equipped

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/usaf-names-suppliers-for-ngs-b-21-turkeys-tf-x-program-hits-snag-chinas-2nd-carrier-to-be-j-15-equipped-033043/

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Iran test launches ballistic missile violating UNSC resolution [feedly]

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Iran test launches ballistic missile violating UNSC resolution
// Air Force Technology News Press Releases

The Iranian Defence Ministry has reportedly launched a successful ballistic missile from several silos located at different regions of the country as part of a military exercise.
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China's ambition after space station

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Chinas_ambition_after_space_station_999.html

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SSPI Releases the 2016 International Study of the Satellite Workforce

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/SSPI_Releases_the_2016_International_Study_of_the_Satellite_Workforce_Launch_Failure_999.html

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Perlan II stratospheric glider pressurized test flights begin

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Airbus_Group_CEO_joins_Perlan_II_stratospheric_glider_team_as_pressurized_test_flights_begin_999.html

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Boeing says Airbus widebody strategy “is a mess,” A330neo “dead on arrival”

https://leehamnews.com/2016/03/09/boeing-says-airbus-widebody-strategy-mess-a330neo-dead-arrival/

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USAF wants on-time F-X, not more F-22s

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/usaf-wants-on-time-f-x-not-more-f-22s-422950/

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Singapore To Fly Submersible UAV - Aviation Week

http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/singapore-fly-submersible-uav

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UAE announced as first export customer for Hammerhead UAV - Flightglobal

Press release

The General Headquarters of the United Arab Emirates Armed Force (GHQ) today announced the signature of a contract with Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments (ADASI) for the acquisition of eight P.1HH HammerHead aircraft, state-of-the-art multipurpose Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), designed and developed by Piaggio Aerospace.

All the aircraft will be equipped with EO/IR (Electro-Optical Infra-Red) cameras, radar and advanced communications systems. Part of the contract is also the integrated logistic support, including training.

The total contract value amounts to AED 1,327 million (€316 million).

Speaking at the Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference in Abu Dhabi, Mr Carlo Logli, CEO of Piaggio Aerospace, said:

"This important contract recognizes Piaggio Aerospace's efforts in establishing a world-class military program and state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities that position the business for long-term sustainable success."

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Airbus Helicopters lanza la comercialización del H160





Marignane, Francia- 8 de marzo de 2015. Airbus Helicopters lanzó la comercialización del nuevo helicóptero H160 en el mayor salón dedicado al helicóptero- Heli-Expo, que se celebró la semana pasada en Louisville, USA.

«La respuesta del público al H160 ha sido fantástica y hemos iniciado conversaciones con los clientes sobre distintas configuraciones de misión para el H160», ha explicado Guillaume Faury, CEO de Airbus Helicopters, y añadió que «el desarrollo de este nuevo programa está muy avanzando con dos prototipos de vuelo y un tercero en construcción, lo que significa que pronto podremos confirmar los detalles del rendimiento de los helicópteros que resultan esenciales para nuestros clientes».

Con un 20 % más de horas de vuelo al mes que los desarrollos previos en la misma fase gracias a los bancos de prueba en tierra denominados «System Helicopter 0» y «Dynamic Helicopter 0», el primer prototipo (PT1) acumula ya cerca de 100 horas. El segundo prototipo (PT2), que fue lanzado el 27 de enero, ha iniciado pruebas de vuelo propulsado por el motor Arrano de Turbomeca. El tercer prototipo (PT3) se unirá a sus homólogos en 2017.

El H160 liderará un nuevo modelo industrial, con mejora de la competitividad y la satisfacción del cliente y con un ensamblaje final realizado en 18 semanas en vez de las 36 de la generación anterior. Después de la colaboración con Latécoère Services para una línea de ensamblaje final integrada y de última generación cuya primera estación se pondrá en funcionamiento a finales de 2016, el H160 está poniéndose a punto para empezar a ser producido en serie. Esta línea de flujo en movimiento automatizado estará compuesta de dos líneas de producción, cada una de ellas equipada con varias estaciones de trabajo capaces de ensamblar las distintas configuraciones del H160.

Airbus Helicopters ha asociado a operadores clave para el proceso MSG-3 dirigido por la Agencia Europea de Seguridad Aérea (AESA), de forma que se han cuestionado todos los requisitos de mantenimiento e inspección y los intervalos; y el programa de mantenimiento resultante reducirá significativamente la carga del mantenimiento y mejorará la disponibilidad de las aeronaves. El H160 será tan fácil de mantener como un helicóptero ligero bimotor.

Vea el video de los dos prototipos en vuelo: https://youtu.be/6fEsUsO62_4

Para más información sobre el H160: http://www.airbushelicopters.com/website/en/ref/H160_204.html

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Boeing Will Arm South Africa's Weird Plane



AHRLAC and loaded South Africa's AHRLAC is a weird bird. With a narrow, high body, and stadium seating for the pilot and sensor operator, it looks like a rough draft for an F-4 phantom. A pusher prop and slightly forward-swept wings seem like an aviation mistake from the First World War. Built as...

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Boeing and Paramount to Collaborate on Light Multi-role Aircraft
Builds on 2014 agreement to jointly develop defense and security opportunities in key international markets

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, March 8, 2016 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the Paramount Group, the South Africa-based global defense and aerospace business, have expanded their 2014 agreement to cooperate on an advanced mission system for a variant of the Advanced, High Performance, Reconnaissance, Light Aircraft (AHRLAC).

A high-wing, two-seat aircraft, AHRLAC is designed to incorporate advanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities and weapons systems. Boeing will develop an integrated mission system for the aircraft enabling ISR and light strike missions for the AHRLAC safety & security, and military variants. This militarised version will be known as Mwari.

Speaking from the Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi, Jeffrey Johnson, vice president, Business Development, Boeing Military Aircraft, said, "Through AHRLAC, we'll not only bring a flexible, persistent and affordable aircraft to the international market, but we'll also be developing world-class technology in Africa."

"Our relationship with Paramount will help us access markets that are new to Boeing," Johnson added.

The Paramount Group is the largest privately owned defense and aerospace business in Africa, providing fully integrated turnkey solutions to global defense, peacekeeping and internal security forces. Since its inception in 1994, Paramount has built strong relationships with governments and government agencies in more than 30 countries around the world. Paramount is a leading innovator in the design and development of state-of-the-art products that it manufactures in locations globally and has partnered with some of the world’s largest and most reputable organizations in the global defense community. Please visit http://www.paramountgroup.com or follow us on Twitter.

In 2016 Boeing celebrates 100 years of pioneering aviation accomplishments and launches its second century as an innovative, customer-focused aerospace technology and capabilities provider, community partner and preferred employer. Through its Defense, Space & Security unit, Boeing is a global leader in this marketplace and is the world's largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Defense, Space & Security is a $30 billion business with about 50,000 employees worldwide. Follow us on Twitter: @BoeingDefense.

 

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The F-35 Has Big Radar Problems and the Fix Is Hilarious



Now, more than $1 trillion into its development, the F-35 aircraft is experiencing glitches with its radar systems. US Air Force major general Jeffrey Harrigian explained the problem in an IHS Jane report: “What would happen is they’d get a signal that says either a radar degrade or a radar fail—something that would force us to restart the radar.” read the full text here: http://gizmodo.com/the-f-35-has-big-radar-problems-and-the-fix-is-hilariou-1763497550

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