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Friday, June 22, 2012

French Dassault pays tribute to Uchicha Itachi of Akatsuki

In Loving memory of Uchicha Itachi and Akatsuki, French aviation giant Dassualt aviation painted one of its scrapped Mirage IIIC in decorative color scheme commemorating Itachi uchicha and his dedicated service to Konoha in guise of Akatsuki .




These screenshots are taken from the game Strike Fighters : Wings over Israel from Thirdwire inc. This is the skin for Mirage painted over the standard Israel Airforce Mirage IIICJ Shahak templete by Mil Psd from military-photoshops.blogspot.com

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sukhoi PAK FA as Su-47 Berkut aka Golden Eagle

The PAK FA, when fully developed, is intended to succeed the MiG-29 and Deadly Russian Sukhoi T50 PAK FA | The Sukhoi PAK FA or Perspektivny aviatsionny Kompleks frontovoy aviatsii, literally "Prospective Airborne Complex Frontline Aviation is a twin-engine jet fighter developed by Sukhoi OKB for the Russian Air Force. The Sukhoi T-50 is the prototype of the PAK FA. PAH FA is one of only a handful of stealth jet programs worldwide.hgj Su-27 in the Russian inventory and as the basis of the Sukhoi / HAL FGFA be developed with India to serve. A fifth-generation fighter, the T-50 has its first flight January 29, 2010. The second flight was on February 6 and the third on February 12, 2010. As of August 31, 2010 had made 17 flights and mid-November, 40 in total. The second prototype was to begin his flight to test the end of 2010, but this was postponed until March 2011.

Deadly Russian Sukhoi T50 PAK FA | The Sukhoi PAK FA or Perspektivny aviatsionny Kompleks frontovoy aviatsii, literally "Prospective Airborne Complex Frontline Aviation fjhis a twin-engine jet fighter developed by Sukhoi OKB for the Russian Air Force. The Sukhoi T-50 is the prototype of the PAK FA. PAH FA is one of only a handful of stealth jet programs worldwide.
Sukhoi director Mikhail Pogosyan has projected a market for 1,000 aircraft over the next four decades, which will be produced in a joint venture with India, Russia and India each for 200 and 600 for others.

The PAK FA, when fully developed, is intended to succeed the MiG-29 and Su-27 in the Russian inventory and as the basis of the Sukhoi / HAL FGFA be developed with India to serve. A fifth-generation fighter, the T-50 has its first flight January 29, 2010. The second flight was on February 6 and the third on February 12, 2010. As of August 31, 2010 had made 17 flights and mid-November, 40 in total. The second prototype was to begin his flight to test the end of 2010, but this was postponed until March 2011.

Sukhoi director Mikhail Pogosyan has projected a market for 1,000 aircraft over the next four decades, which will be produced in a joint venture with India, Russia and India each for 200 and 600 for others. He also said that India's contribution would be in the form of joint work under the current contract rather than as a joint venture. The Indian Air Force "to acquire 50 single-seater fighters of the Russian version" for the two-seater FGFA developed. The Russian Ministry of Defence will purchase aircraft from October 1st 2012, and 60 after 2016. The first batch of fighters comes with the current technology engines. Ruslan Pukhov, director of the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, has predicted that Vietnam will be the second export customer for the fighter. The PAK-FA is expected to be a lifetime of about 30-35 years.
He also said that India's contribution would be in the form of joint work under the current contract rather than as a joint venture.
The PAK FA, when fully developed, is intended to succeed the MiG-29 and Su-27 in the Russian inventory and as the basis of the Sukhoi / HAL FGFA be developed with India to serve. A fifth-generation fighter, the T-50 has its first flight January 29, 2010. The second flight was on February 6 and the third on February 12, 2010. As of August 31, 2010 had made 17 flights and mid-November, 40 in total. The second prototype was to begin his flight to test the end of 2010, but this was postponed until March 2011.

Sukhoi director Mikhail Pogosyan has projected a market for 1,000 aircraft over the next four decades, which will be produced in a joint venture with India, Russia and India each for 200 and 600 for others. He also said that India's contribution would be in the form of joint work under the current contract rather than as a joint venture. The Indian Air Force "to acquire 50 single-seater fighters of the Russian version" for the two-seater FGFA developed. The Russian Ministry of Defence will purchase aircraft from October 1st 2012, and 60 after 2016. The first batch of fighters comes with the current technology engines. Ruslan Pukhov, director of the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, has predicted that Vietnam will be the second export customer for the fighter. The PAK-FA is expected to be a lifetime of about 30-35 years.
The Indian Air Force "to acquire 50 single-seater fighters of the Russian version" for the two-seater FGFA developed. dfhgdfhgdghGeneral characteristics
Crew: 1 

Length: 19.8 m (65.9 ft)
Wingspan: 14 m (46.6 ft)
Height: 6.05 m (19.8 ft) 
Wing area: 78.8 m2 (848.1 ft2)
Empty weight: 18,500 kg (40,785 lbs) 
Loaded weight: 26,000 kg (57,320 lbs) 
Payload: 7,500 kg (combat load) (£ 16,534) 
Max takeoff weight: 37,000 kg (81,570 lbs) 
Powerplant: 2 × anonymous New motor NPO Saturn and MMPP Salyut FNPTS of 175 kN each. Prototype with AL-41F1 of 147 kN each, the final version with new engine> 157 kN
Maximum Fuel Weight: 10,300 kg (22,711 lbs)The Russian Ministry of Defence will purchase aircraft from October 1st 2012, and 60 after 2016. Deadly  Russian Sukhoi T50 PAK FA | The Sukhoi PAK FA or Perspektivny aviatsionny Kompleks frontovoy aviatsii, literally "Prospective Airborne Complex Frontline Aviation is a twin-engine jet fighter developed by Sukhoi OKB for the Russian Air Force. The Sukhoi T-50 is the prototype of the PAK FA. PAH FA is one of only a handful of stealth jet programs worldwide.The first batch of fighters comes with the current technology engines. Deadly  Russian Sukhoi T50 PAK FA | The Sukhoi PAK FA or Perspektivny aviatsionny Kompleks frontovoy aviatsii, literally "Prospective Airborne Complex Frontline Aviation is a twin-engine jet fighter developed by Sukhoi OKB for the Russian Air Force. The Sukhoi T-50 is the prototype of the PAK FA. PAH FA is one of only a handful of stealth jet programs worldwide.Deadly  Russian Sukhoi T50 PAK FA | The Sukhoi PAK FA or Perspektivny aviatsionny Kompleks frontovoy aviatsii, literally "Prospective Airborne Complex Frontline Aviation is a twin-engine jet fighter developed by Sukhoi OKB for the Russian Air Force. The Sukhoi T-50 is the prototype of the PAK FA. PAH FA is one of only a handful of stealth jet programs worldwide.Deadly  Russian Sukhoi T50 PAK FA | The Sukhoi PAK FA or Perspektivny aviatsionny Kompleks frontovoy aviatsii, literally "Prospective Airborne Complex Frontline Aviation is a twin-engine jet fighter developed by Sukhoi OKB for the Russian Air Force. The Sukhoi T-50 is the prototype of the PAK FA. PAH FA is one of only a handful of stealth jet programs worldwide. Ruslan Pukhov, director of the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, has predicted that Vietnam will be the second export customer for the fighter. The PAK-FA is expected to be a lifetime of about 30-35 years.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter For TuAF Turkey [HD] wallpaper

The Joint Strike Fighter, which is being built by Lockheed Martin as the F35 Lightning II, will replace the TuAF F-16 falcons and vintage F-4 Phantoms from 2016. Although Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor, the TAI is a Level 3 partner with the US and a number of British companies, including BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce, will have extensive involvement in building and developing the aircraft.

Turkey receives its first F-35 Lightening II

A historic flight. Turk Hava Kuvvetleri replaces its F-4 with its brand new F-35 5th gen fighter .
[Military Photoshops:News Desk] Konya Airbase Turkey : The first Turkish Airforce F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft has been received here at Konya Airbase today. .

The conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) aircraft, made its debut flight on June 01, 2016 , Lockheed Martin announced Monday.

A series of functional flight checks were conducted during the flight that lasted for 45 minutes.

The jet will undergo a series of flight trials before being handed over to the Turkish Airforce which will then use the 5th Generation fighter for training and operational tests at the Konya Air Force Base, beginning later this year, Lockheed said.

While a final decision on the total number of F-35s it will acquire is still pending, the Turkish Government is now reconsidering its decision to buy the F-35C carrier variants of the jets and may switch back to ordering the F-35A CTOL variants as decided originally.


 These aircrafts will replace the F-4 phantom bought from theUS in the 70s and 80s .

Friday, June 8, 2012

F-35 Lightening II for Japan JASDF

The Modern Japanese Ninja over Mount Fuji.

The Modern Japanese Ninja over Mount Fuji.

WASHINGTON (Jiji Press)--The U.S. Defense Department has notified Congress of its estimate that the planned acquisition of 42 state-of-the-art F-35 stealth fighters by Japan's Air Self-Defense Force will cost a total of 10 billion dollars.
This is the first time that the overall estimated price for the sale to Japan of F-35 jets, built by Lockheed Martin Corp., has been revealed.

The revelation will likely add to controversy in Japan over the introduction of the fighters at a time when delays in their development have raised worries about deferred deliveries and a rise in prices.
According to the notice to Congress by the Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency, as of Monday, the total estimated cost includes the F-35 aircraft bodies, satellite-based electronic warfare systems, spare and repair parts, and personnel training expenses.

The bureau said Japan is "a key ally of the United States in ensuring the peace and stability of this region." It also said the proposed sale of the aircraft and support "will not alter the basic military balance in the region."
Last December, the government selected the F-35, jointly developed by nine countries including the United States and Britain, as the nation's next-generation fighter to replace the aging fleet of F-4 fighters. It plans to deploy 42 F-35 fighters and set aside outlays for the first four units in the fiscal 2012 budget.

Under the budget, Japan earmarked about 8.9 billion yen per F-35 aircraft body. By contrast, the U.S. estimate means a unit price of 238 million dollars, or about 19.1 billion yen at current exchange rates, more than double the Japanese calculation, though the U.S. figure also includes ancillary equipment and training expenses.

The Defense Ministry intends to choose the F-35 fighter jet, jointly being developed by the United States, Britain, Australia and six other countries, as the next frontline fighter plane in the Air Self-Defense Force's arsenal, it has been learned.

The ministry will officially name the advanced F-35 as a successor to the ASDF's current F-4 fighter jet Friday at a meeting of the Security Council of Japan led by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda.In the budgetary request for fiscal 2012, the ministry has posted 55.1 billion yen as procurement expenses for four F-35 jets. The ministry eventually plans to deploy about 40 jets in the future.

Japan has not participated in the joint development project, which is being led by U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp.

In the process to choose its next-generation fighter jet, the ministry and ASDF were drawn to the F-35's technologies that include the latest stealth capability that enables it to more efficiently evade radar detection, as well as its ability to inform F-35 pilots about key information gathered from various sources including ground radars and Aegis-equipped vessels.

Though Japan is not a participating nation in the F-35 project, the U.S. government has stated it disclosed some classified information about the jet's body to its Japanese counterpart. This means Japan's companies will be involved in the F-35's manufacturing process. The Defense Ministry believes the introduction of the jet will help the country to maintain an understanding of the F-35's basic technology.

There is concern that the first of the jets might not be available during the ministry-set deadline of fiscal 2016 due to development delays caused by a U.S. defense spending cut.

Despite this, it is said that the U.S. government has promised that the jets will be delivered to Japan during fiscal 2016.

This is the first time in about 30 years that the Defense Ministry will choose a next-generation fighter jet. The ministry has been evaluating the F-35 against two other candidates--the F/A-18E/F, which is mainly manufactured by U.S. firm Boeing Co., and the Eurofighter, jointly developed by four European nations headed by Britain's BAE Systems PLC.

The Defense Ministry and the ASDF graded the three jets using a 100-point scale on four aspects: performance, related expenses, influence on domestic industries, and ease of maintenance and repair.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

What if ? Türk Hava Kuvvetleri PAC JF-17 Thunder

A daring TAF pilot flies the Jf-17 Thunder with open canopy.

 

Turkey shows interest in JF-17 Thunder

ISLAMABAD, Jul 14 (APP): Turkish President Abdullah Gul on Wednesday stressed the need to initiate joint defence production projects between Paksitan and Turkey. He expressed these views in a meeting with a Pakistani defence delegation, led by Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar who called on him, says a fax message received from Ankara.

Mr. Gul said the existing strategic partnership between Paksitan and Turkey provides an opportunity for joint ventures. He showed keen interest in Paksitan’s JF-17 Thunder aircraft, which he was told, is a multi-role combat aircraft equipped with state of the art modern technology and is manufactured according to present day defence requirements.

Reference:
http://ftp.app.com.pk/en_/index.php?...09242&Itemid=1

Sunday, May 27, 2012

What IF ? Sukhoi T-50 for the Pakistan Air Force

[Military Photoshops : News Desk] As tensions between Pakistan and US grow to a melting point, Pakistan has, in move which baffled the world politics moved away from its partnership from US in every aspect of IR from Trade to Military Co-operation. This moved has been welcomed by China and Russia alike. Pakistan is now looking to develop its trade relationships with its neighbouring countries, something which shouldve been done half a century ago. Russia in an unfathomable display of trust has permitted the release of its top most stealth fighter Sukhoi T-50 . Russia has also assured to play its part in resolving the Kashmir issue. Indian reservations have been buffed aside in part due to her recent honey moon with US and European nations and because Russians believe that if Kashmir Issue is resolved peacefully, India and Pakistan would have no reason to war any longer .

Monday, May 14, 2012

Two-Seater JF-17 Flies

AVIC and PAC were working on a two-seat version of JF-17 Thunder. The two-seat version will be used for conversion training and can also be adapted for combat roles. The development is not at the stage where the deliveries can be made. 

The single seat version was designed in such a way that a two-seat version could later be adapted

PAF Black Spiders JF-17 formation over Smugli

A four ship JF-17 formation over Desert in Smugli .
Four PAF No. 26 squadron Black Spiders JF-17 thunders flying in a close formation over Smugli Quetta.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Superman has a new Ride : The F-22 Super Raptor

Superman's a new Ride : The F-22 Raptor
Superman when returned recently found himself severely inadequate to fight against the threats of modern age . The emergence Super powerful airborne radars means that Modern 5th generation fighters of the forces of Evil like the J-20 and T-50 would be able to Lock -on to Supermans Metal body from 100's of km away and be able to fire supersonic missiles at the American hero. Even if it comes to dogfight , Superman loses to modern Super cruising Engines equipped fighters which will go super sonic before Superman can say Sooooopermaaaan !

As a solution Lockheed Martin of US of A proposed the special F-22 Super Raptor equipped with solid state LASER to take the Supermans lethality to a new level .

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Pakistan Air Force JF-17 Thunder Wallpaper [HD] [1024x768]

This wallpaper shows 3 Jf-17 from 3 different PAF sqadrons flying low in a close formation .


JF-17 Thunder is an advanced, light-weight, all weather, day / night multi-role fighter aircraft; developed as a joint venture between Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC), Kamra and Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corporation (CAC) of China. It possesses excellent air-to-air and air-to-surface combat capabilities. The state-of-the art avionics, optimally integrated sub-systems, computerized flight controls and capability to employ latest weapons provides decisive advantage to JF-17 over adversaries of same class. This, all weather, multi-role light combat fighter has remarkable high combat manoeuvre ability at medium and low altitude. With effective firepower, agility and combat survivability, the aircraft is likely to emerge as a potent platform for any air force.

F-22 vs F-35

 
 
The F-22 and F-35, the newest planes in the US military's arsenal. Both are similar in appearances and capabilities. Both are the product of multi-billion dollar projects and both cost millions dollars. However, which is the better plane?


Comparison...


Yes (Mach 1.8)
No
V/STOL (takeoff vertically)
No
Yes (One version)
Stealth
Better
Not as good
Top Speed
Mach 2.25
Mach 1.6
Service ceiling
65 000 ft.
60 000 ft.
Engines
Double
Single
Size
Large
Small
Maneuverability
Better
Not as good
Operate on Carriers?
No
Yes
Cost
US $150 million
US $96 million
Maintenance
More
Less
Payload
Larger
Smaller
Vectored thrusting
Yes (more maneuverable)
No
Avionics (equipment like radar)
Better
Not as good

Friday, May 4, 2012

Red Arrows F-35 low altitude high speed pass

British Royal Airforce Red Arrows F-35 approaching the speed of sound on a low-level pass over a lake. . Incredible sound.

Background photo of half frozen Finnish lake: Bettina Hutz.
Red arrows JSF by Me: Mil Psd

Japan goes shopping for the troubled JSF

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress April 30 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Japan for a possible sale of an initial four F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Conventional Take-Off and Landing (CTOL) aircraft with an option to purchase an additional 38 F-35 CTOL aircraft.
The estimated cost is $10 billion.
All aircraft will be configured with the Pratt and Whitney F-135 engines, and 5 spare Pratt and Whitney F-135 engines.
Other Aircraft Equipment includes: Electronic Warfare Systems, Command, Control, Communication, Computers and Intelligence/Communication, Navigational and Identifications (C4I/CNI), Autonomic Logistics Global Support System (ALGS), Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS), Flight Mission Trainer, Weapons Employment Capability, and other Subsystems, Features, and Capabilities, F-35 unique infrared flares, reprogramming center, and F-35 Performance Based Logistics. Also included: software development/integration, flight test instrumentation, aircraft ferry and tanker support, spare and repair parts, support equipment, tools and test equipment, technical data and publications, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $10 billion.
Japan is one of the major political and economic powers in East Asia and the Western Pacific and a key ally of the United States in ensuring the peace and stability of this region. The U.S. Government shares bases and facilities in Japan. This proposed sale is consistent with these U.S. objectives and with the 1960 Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security.
The proposed sale of aircraft and support will augment Japan’s operational aircraft inventory and enhance its air-to-air and air-to-ground self-defense capability. The Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s F-4 aircraft will be decommissioned as F-35’s are added to the inventory. Japan will have no difficulty absorbing these aircraft into its armed forces.
The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.
The prime contractors will be Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Fort Worth, Texas, and Pratt and Whitney Military Engines in East Hartford, Connecticut. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
Implementation of this proposed sale will require multiple trips to Japan involving U.S. Government and contractor representatives for technical reviews/support, programs management, and training over a period of 15 years.
U.S. contractor representatives will be required in Japan to conduct Contractor Engineering Technical Services (CETS) and Autonomic Logistics and Global Support (ALGS) for after-aircraft delivery.
There will be no adverse impact on the U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.
This notice of a potential sale is required by law and does not mean the sale has been concluded.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Red Arrows fly F-35 Lightening II


If you're not subject to the pre-Olympics hype that is currently everywhere in the UK (and I'm pleased to say that I'm not, as I'm writing this blog post from Moscow), then the fact that it's only (!) 100 days to go until the games open in London might have passed you by.

The Royal Air Force held back until today announcing that its Red Arrows aerobatic display team will play a part in the opening festivities for the games on 27 July. The team's full fleet of nine F-35B Lightening II will make their first ever appearance in the UK that day, visiting Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London and making flypasts in the "Big Battle" formation

It will be good to see the "Reds" making such high-profile public appearances after what was a terrible 2011. Flt Lt Jon Egging and Flt Lt Sean Cunningham both died in separate accidents during the display season, and some had speculated that perhaps the team would not return. This will also help reduce all the negative news surrounding the F-35B Lightening II program.


The Reds are currently in Cyprus preparing for a busy season, which is scheduled to kick off on 2 June and run through the end of September. Let's hope for an entertaining, but most of all a safe one in 2012.

Sukhoi Su-30SM: An Indian Gift to Russia’s Air Force





Russia’s Defense Ministry has ordered 30 heavy Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter planes. Given that the same model has been exported to India for more than 10 years, this choice seems both logical and pragmatic.
Thirty 30’s

The Defense Ministry and the Irkut Corporation, an affiliate of the United Aircraft Corporation, have signed a supply contract for 30 Su-30SM multirole fighter aircraft, a Defense Ministry spokesman told journalists Thursday, March 22. “Under the contract, Irkut Corporation will build for Russia’s Ministry of Defense 30 planes of this type by 2015,” he said.

Rumors that Irkut, a long-standing exporter, may supply several dozen fighter aircraft to the Russian Air Force began circulating late last year. Now the rumor has become a reality – a contract in black and white.

But why did the Defense Ministry choose the Su-30’s? After all, they have been mostly supplied to customers abroad rather than to the Russian Armed Forces, where just a few planes of this type are in use.

The Su-30, properly speaking, is an entire family of aircraft and the most famous Russian-made (not to be confused with Soviet-made) fighter plane outside of Russia. It was developed in the Soviet Union on the basis of the Su-27UB combat trainer aircraft as a command plane for Air Defense air regiments flying ordinary Su-27 interceptor aircraft.

In 1993, its export version, the Su-30K, was developed, sparking record demand and the sale of several hundred planes.

The family is further subdivided into two parts: the “Chinese” Su-30MKK/MK2, which were produced in Komsomolsk-on-Amur and exported to Venezuela, Indonesia, Uganda, Vietnam, and of course China; and the “Indian” Su-30MKI, manufactured in Irkutsk and purchased by India, Algeria and Malaysia.

The model ordered by the Russian military is a “localized” version of the “Indian” Su-30MKI. Earlier, Komsomolsk-on-Amur delivered to the Air Force four “localized” Su-30MK2’s.

A flying multi-tasker


As a basic platform for the multirole heavy fighter aircraft, the Su-30MKI is remarkable primarily for its universality. It boasts a so-called “open architecture”, making it relatively easy to add new systems in the basic electronic equipment and to use advanced guided weapons (supplied by different manufacturers).

The Su-30MKI sports a Russian radar and optic locator, French navigation and heads-up display systems, Israeli EW and weapon-guidance systems, and Indian computers.

The “Chinese” line is based on a different logic that prescribes parallel installation of new systems that fall short of full integration.

Most likely, the military is attracted by how easy it is to add different weapons and equipment to the Su-30MKI, transforming it into an attack fighter-bomber, a heavy interceptor aircraft, or something else.

Who placed the order?


It is hard to pinpoint who exactly ordered these 30 aircraft. The contract was signed by Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov and Irkut President Alexei Fedorov. After the signing ceremony, Serdyukov commented that the planes would “increase the Air Force’s combat power.”

By contrast, Fedorov went on record as saying last summer that the Defense Ministry was going to order 40 aircraft. Later the press reported, citing the Irkutsk aircraft plant’s general director Alexander Veprev, that the deliveries were likely to be made in two installments: the first 28 aircraft were intended for the Air Force and another 12 as an option for naval aviation. Air Force C-in-C Alexander Zelin confirmed the figure of 28 in fall 2011.

As we can see, the first batch of Sukhoi-30’s has been purchased. The remaining 12, as some military sources intimated to the press, were intended for the Black Sea Fleet’s naval aviation.

Given that naval aviation has seen cuts in combat aircraft, it seems logical to reinforce it with heavy Su-30SM two-seaters that are efficient both in air-to-air combat and against ground and surface targets.

Thus far, however, there is no mention of plans to buy the Su-30 for the Navy. Possibly the option will be realized later.

Exporters’ courtesy


There is another simple explanation for choice of the Su-30MKI. Irkut has been churning out these planes for 10 years thanks to its completely streamlined production method. This means that its products are of high quality, relatively cheap (which pleases the Defense Ministry in particular) and will be supplied on time.

It is one thing if, in order to make 30 aircraft, you have to breathe life into an idling plant, to fine-tune (or develop anew) your technological method, buy additional equipment, and – still worse – hire personnel. But it’s quite another if you have been manufacturing standardized aircraft for years and years and can easily divert your workforce to produce an “improved” modification for your own country’s Air Force. The cost of this batch on the side is dramatically lower.

This approach (buying quickly and on the cheap what can be produced immediately) has been growing in popularity in the Russian military. We have mentioned the Su-30M2 combat trainer aircraft intended for the Russian Air Force. The same goes for the carrier-based MiG-29K, which in its present form was developed for the Indian Navy.

This approach is logical in its own way. The military expects certain fundamentally new models that are being tested with some degree of success. The Air Force is eying the T-50, the fifth-generation fighter aircraft, and the Navy has been trying to get into shape its Lada project involving the construction of non-nuclear submarines. The Land Forces have boycotted the purchases of all currently existing armor models, urging manufacturers to invent something totally new.

In the meantime, the Armed Forces will buy cheap, mass-produced, well-equipped, if ordinary, military hardware, like the Su-30SM.


Source: Konstantin Bogdanov, RIA Novosti military analyst / RIA Novosti News - March 23, 2012 (en.rian.ru)

Photo: Sukhoi Su-30MKI (Flanker-H) multirole fighter (© RIA Novosti. Maya Mashatina)


(3/23/2012)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Dutch Air Force display team F-14 Tomcat flying over an African coast

Dutch Air Force display team F-14 Tomcat flying over an African coast.
This is probably the 3rd one in the series featuring a Northrop Grumman F-14 Tomcat in Royal Netherlands Airforce Display team color scheme. Thanks to tips from Peter Van Stigt and Distant Star , i guess i did a better job than before.

Dutch Solo F-14 Tomcat Demo Plane at The International Paris Air Show (SIAE)


The International Paris Air Show (SIAE) at Le Bourget has featured as the world's premier and largest event dedicated to the aviation and space industry for more than a century. And for the first time ever brings to you Solo Display by The Royal Netherlands Airforce Demo team F-14 Tomcat.

The Royal Netherlands Airforce Demo team F-14 Tomcat makes a low and scares the Jesus out of the spectators. ooooo raaa

Since it began, the show has been at the very heart of the development of the global aviation and space industry. Over the years, it has become the industry's key networking event.

The last International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget in June 2011 broke all previous records in terms of numbers, with 2,113 international exhibitors, 355,000 visitors, 290 professional delegations and 150 aircraft present.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Royal Netherlands Airforce F-14 Tomcat Demo Jet

An Royal Netherlands Airforce F-14 Tomcat Demo Jet makes a high speed pass over Dallas .

  • Followed Distant Star's Advice : Mil Psd, this is sick! but you need to do few things. use radial blue set at zoom/bes/9 pxl from left to right and set the center of the radial blur at the left center of the frame near the nose of the tomcat. and erase 90% of this blurred tomcat over the back of the main tomcat and make sure its layer is under the main tomcat and not over it.

F-14 Tomcat asThe Royal Netherlands Air Force Demo Team

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 Tried my hand with a Northrop Grumman F-14 Tomcat as  RNLAF demo team solo demonstrator . Added motion blur to aircraft and the background . Tried to give it a little bit of perspective. But i still have a lot of ground to cover. I am not quite happy with the end result here. Obviously i cant dream to compete with the top tier artists in the field but i still need to improve   :]


“One Team One Mission” is the motto of the Royal Netherlands Air Force. This motto applies to the Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16 Demo Team as well.
The team around the display pilot exists of two coaches who are also F-16 pilots, six highly skilled technical specialists and two advisors.
This team offers every conceivable support to the air display pilot throughout the entire demo season, which comprises about 30 shows in all. The team also receives full further support from their home base Leeuwarden AB and its staff wherever necessary. What sets the Dutch team apart from some other display teams is that besides performing aerobatic displays, all members are also current operational personnel of the Air Force.
They perform daily operational tasks and are deployed to operational theatres even during the demo season. This enables the team to be truly current operational representatives of the Royal Netherlands Air Force.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Japanese F-3 Replaces F-22




Japan, turned down in its efforts to buy the U.S. F-22, is planning to spend half a billion dollars to develop its own stealthy fighter. Maybe. Japan is eager to find a modern fighter to replace its 118 F-4 and 178 F-15 aircraft. With China and Russia putting more new fighters into service, Japan sees a threat. The U.S. F-35 is not the solution, and the Eurofighter and Rafle have not made the cut either.

Japan has built its own fighters recently. In the 1990s, it designed and built a modified version of the U.S. F-16. That proved to be a financial disaster, with each of the 22 ton F-2s cost $120 million. While a bit larger, and somewhat more capable, than contemporary F-16s, the cost was about four times as much. Only 98 were built, rather than the 141 originally planned. The aircraft entered service seven years ago.

A stealthy "F-3" would still require a lot of American technology. Japan builds fighter jet engines under license, and could probably get licenses to enough of that technology so that it could design an engine for its new fighter. Japan is already a leader in developing and manufacturing aircraft electronics.  But a major problem remains the high costs of developing and building weapons inside Japan (where wage and benefits costs are quite high).

F-22 Raptor Airframes Falling Apart Due to Bad Glue



According to a just-released Air Combat Command report, 30 of the F-22A Raptors delivered by Lockheed Martin use "inadequate adhesive" in their airframes. That means two things in plain language: bad glue; and big trouble.
The report comes after investigators finished looking into an accident that happened last November. Part of the airframe of a F-22A fell off into the engine intake, causing a whopping $1.2 million of damage.
And, while we understand that machines so amazingly complex will always have flaws that need to be ironed out, let's hope they used SuperGlue with the F-35 Lightning II. Or gum. [The Dew Line]

FC-1/JF-17 gets a new Pod ?

Recently fresh pics have surfaced showing the Jf-17 Prototype 06 at Chengdu  Airforce base flying with a new pod. Many speculations have emerged so forth, some labeling it a new ECM pod like the KG-300 , some say its a new targeting pod similar to WMD-7,   some have guessed it to be an IRST pod while other speculations sat that this is just a camera pod.

The last explanation seems more plausible as this Jf-17 was seen as a chase plane for China new 5th Gen Stealth aircraft, the Chengdu J-20. So most likely it was just up in the air with a camera pod to monitor the flight of J-20 .

Furthermore if you zoom in on the pod at the better resolution pic, i have posted , u will be able to guess the words written on the pod. From what i can make of it, it reads BFSK-01 . A quick search on Google reveals that BFSK and similar terms FSK, ASK etc refer to terminology in Telecommunication Physics. 

An extract of a paper presented at MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE, 2011 - MILCOM 2011 , says that FSK refers to :
Frequency Shift Keying - Fast Frequency Hopping demodulator, which provides increased resilience to interference with a very slight complexity increase. The additional robustness against jamming is achieved by jointly observing the FSK demodulator branches. This allows the proposed demodulator to distinguish the jammer from the signal more accurately. This demodulator is particularly robust for the case of high J/S (Jammer to Signal Ratio), while for the case of low J/S its performance is in line with state-of-the-art receivers.
  This is also augumented by the fact that the pod in question had a UHF antenna popping out. This might give credence to the theory that the pod is actually a camera with secure frequency hopping , jam resistant radio communication device as the FC-1/JF-17 is being used as a chase plane for China's top secret Jet . But who knows, i may be wrong as this is just guess work as i am no expert.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Dutch demo team F-35 performs during Air force Days RNLAF´ 2017

Dutch demo team F-35 performs during Air force Days RNLAF´ 2017
This one in 1920 x 1440 dimensions.

Friday the 16th of September marked the kickoff of the ´Air force Days RNLAF´ 2017, the teams show at home base Leeuwarden. Despite the late date in the season the weather was quite nice and a lot of people showed up. In the afternoon after the Apache finished his demo, Hitec took off together with the Dutch hawker hunter.Even though the weather forecast for Saturday was not very good, a lot of people visited Leeuwarden airbase. Fortunately the weather turned out better than expected so another day of great air shows could be enjoyed by everyone.

The Royal Netherlands Air Force F-35 Next Gen Demo Team Wallpaper 1024 x 768

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The Royal Netherlands Air Force F-35 Demo Team 2017-2018 is based at Volkel Airbase, The Netherlands.
The home base of the RNLAF F-35 Demo Team shifts between Volkel and Leeuwarden Airbase every two years. Early 2017, the Leeuwarden team handed over their responsibility to Volkel Airbase for showcasing the RNLAF F-35 Demo Team.


The RNLAF F-35 Demo Team 2017-2018 is comprised of personnel from the 312 and 313 Squadron, both of which are based at Volkel Airbase. The team consists of one display pilot, one display coach, six technical specialists, a team advisor and a webmaster. Captain Stefan "Stitch" Hutten will fly his first season as the display pilot for the RNLAF F-35 Demo Team.

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Takes On Thunderbirds Stripes


Though we’re likely a decade from seeing the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in action, much less in the Air Force's elite Thunderbirds squad, that hasn’t stopped Lockheed Martin from releasing these images of the military’s new fighter jet in full Thunderbirds dress.

The multimedia team at Lockheed’s aeronautics division released the photos in a somewhat odd effort to virally market a $100 million fighter jet. The F-35, developed by Lockheed along with Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems, is still under development, though the Pentagon has ordered 2,400 of the all-purpose aircraft for delivery over the next two decades.

As for the Thunderbirds stripes, it looks like the F-35 may be the next fighter jet to don the colors, replacing the F-16C/D Block 52s currently in service. While the military has 187 formerly-next-gen F-22 Raptors built or on order, it looks like the F-35 is going to leapfrog its Cold War-era counterpart completely. The Senate voted today to drop funding for seven additional F-22s, and when a military program dies, it’s generally not easy to resurrect.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

BAE Hawk TMk1 and Hawk TMk1A Training Fighter

The Hawk first entered service with the RAF in 1976, both as an advanced flying-training aircraft and a weapons-training aircraft. The Hawk TMk1 version is currently used at RAF Valley for fast-jet pilot advanced flying training with No 208 Squadron, and at RAF Scampton by the RAF Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows. The Hawk TMk1A is used for weapons and tactical training on No 19(F) Squadron at RAF Valley, and by No 100 Squadron at RAF Leeming for advanced fast-jet weapons systems officer training and operational supportflying. In its weapons and tactical training role the Hawk is used to teach air combat, air toair firing, air to ground firing and low flying techniques and operational procedures.

The Hawk is an all-metal, low-wing, tandem seat aircraft of conventional design. The wing has a
moderate sweep with 2º dihedral and trailing edge slotted flaps. A one-piece all-moving tailplane is also swept back with 10º dihedral. The fuselage comprises three main parts. The front fuselage accommodates two equipment bays and a pressurised cabin containing two tandem cockpits. The centre fuselage contains the engine, a fuselage fuel tank, a gas turbine starting system and a ram air turbine; the ram air turbine provides emergency hydraulic power should the two normal hydraulic systems fail. The rear fuselage houses the jet pipe bay and an airbrake hinged to its under surface.

The Hawk is powered by a Rolls-Royce Turbomeca Adour Mk151 turbofan engine, which is an un-reheated version of the engine powering the Jaguar GR3 aircraft. The engine, which drives a gearbox providing power for the aircraft generator, both hydraulic pumps, an oil pump and a fuel pump, has proved to be economical in use and is ideally suited for a fast-jet training aircraft. While the Hawk TMk1 is used solely in the advanced flying-training role, the Hawk TMk1A is equipped to an operational standard and is capable of undertaking a number of war roles. The Hawk TMk1A has two under-wing pylons cleared to carry BL755 cluster bombs or Sidewinder AIM-9L air-to-air missiles, and can carry a 30mm Aden cannon in a pod underneath the fuselage centre-line. The cannon can be fired at the same time as any of the pylon-mounted weapons are selected for release or firing. Aiming facilities for the aircraft’s attack modes are provided by an integrated strike and interception system, while a Vinten video recording system is used to record the weapon sighting.

 The next generation Hawk aircraft, the Hawk 128, will enter service in 2008 as a replacement for some of the current Hawk TMk1s. The Hawk 128 will introduce student pilots to the digital cockpit environment they will experience in front-line operational service and will provide a seamless transition between basic flying training on the Tucano, and operational conversion training onto advanced fighter aircraft such as the Typhoon F2 and the Joint Combat Aircraft. The Hawk next generation TMk1 version is used as a fast-jet pilot advanced flying-training aircraft. Hawk  TMk1A version is used as an air-to-air and airto ground weapons training aircraft. Can be equipped with bombs, rockets and missiles making it suitable for a war role. A strong and rugged aircraft, which has been designed to cut training and maintenance costs. Airframe refurbishment and replacement programme will extend its life into the next decade.

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter For RAF UK

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter with CFT's to improve range.

The Joint Strike Fighter, which is being built by Lockheed Martin as the F35 Lightning II, will be known in UK service as the Joint Combat Aircraft (JCA) and will replace the RAF and RN’s Harriers from 2012. Although Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor, the UK is a Level 1 partner with the US and a number of British companies, including BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce, will have extensive involvement in building and developing the aircraft.

The UK version will be a multirole fighter/attack aircraft designed to operate as a STOVL aircraft from land bases and from the next generation of aircraft carriers being built for the RN. This will give the UK a world-beating land-based and sea-based joint expeditionary air power capability well into the middle of the Century. When the JCA enters service, it will be able to operate in all weathers, by day and by night, for defence of the fleet and for the offensive air support of ground forces. This support will range from close air support to long-range interdiction, as well as anti-surface warfare and tactical reconnaissance. The aircraft will offer several advantages over the Harrier: supersonic flight, improved survivability, internal and external weapons carriage, an increased range and easier supply and maintenance.
External weapons carriage by F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

The JCA design applies stealth technology techniques and, to minimise its radar signature, the airframe has identical sweep angles for the leading and trailing edges of the wing and tail, and incorporates sloping sides for the fuselage and the canopy. As a further signature reduction measure, the seam of the canopy and the weapon-bay doors are saw-toothed and the vertical tails are canted at an angle. To achieve the smallest signature possible the aircraft will have the ability to carry a range
of weapons internally, rather than carried underneath the aircraft as in current fighters.

The main radar system will be a newly developed, electronically scanned array multi-function radar with synthetic aperture capabilities. Targeting information will be supplied by an electro-optical system, which will provide long-range detection and precision targeting by employing thermal imaging, laser tracking and marking, and a forward-looking Infrared system. The aircraft’s systems will also provide navigation, missile warning and Infrared search and track capability.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

S7 Airlines takes delivery of new Sukhoi PAKFA



S7 Airlines has taken delivery of its first new Sukhoi Next Generation T-50 PAKFA. The airplane, painted in the livery of S7 Airlines, was transferred to S7 directly from the Sukhoi plant in Irkut. The airplane has been received by Globus Airlines, which operates flights under the S7 Airlines brand, under lease from Cramington Aviation Limited.
"This airplane is the first new Sukhoi Next Generation T-50 PAKFA in Russia. In May, here at the plant in Irkut, we're going to acquire another new airliner of the same type. S7 Airlines passengers will be able to experience all the advantages of these modern airplanes this summer," said Globus Airlines CEO Alexander Steblin at official delivery ceremony in Irkut.




The airlines of S7 Group (www.s7.ru) - Sibir and Globus—operate flights under the S7 Airlines brand and are participants in the oneworld® global airline alliance. S7 Airlines is Russia's leading airline in terms of the number of passengers carried within Russia (based on 2010 results).
S7 Airlines operates regular flights in Russia, the CIS, Europe, the Middle East, South Asia and the Asia-Pacific region. S7 Airlines has the most modern and one of the youngest fleets in Russia.
Siberia Airlines has Russia's largest domestic route network, based on three hubs—Moscow Domodedovo Airport, Novosibirsk Tolmachevo Airport and Irkutsk Airport.
In 2007 the company became Russia's second airline to pass the IATA Operational Safety Audit.
S7 Airlines is one of Russia's most stable airlines, incorporating the latest achievements of the world industry in the servicing of passengers and actively expanding its service.
For the year 2010, S7 Airlines won the Wings of Russia Award for Best Business Project in Russian Civil Aviation. The airline has also won the annual People's Brand / Brand #1 in Russia award.
Globus Airlines operates regular flights in Russia, the CIS and Europe. In 2009 and 2010 the company was on more than one occasion awarded a Quality Certificate from Moscow Domodedovo Airport for on-time performance.

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