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topol-m 10-03-2012 12:34 PM

Military and Aviation News Thread (NO DISCUSSION)
 
A place to collect military and aviation related news.

I'll start with this:

The first AESA-equipped Rafale delivered

"Handed over to France's DGA defence procurement agency at Dassault's Merignac assembly site on 2 October, single-seat aircraft C137 will enter French air force service with the Thales RBE2 radar. The DGA says it will be delivered to Mont-de-Marsan air base "in the coming days".

Source: http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...rafale-377216/


*This is Military and Aviation News Thread v2.0 cause v1.0, which was the second most viewed thread in Military and Aviation section, got unexpectedly deleted for unknown reason. I sincerely hope this thread would not have the same fate, it's nice to have a thread like this that would collect news in one place instead of having countless threads flooding the forum.

Pyroflash 10-03-2012 01:34 PM

Cool, I wonder if they plan to do squadron size replacements, or do it one jet at a time.

marcos 10-03-2012 02:08 PM

On a sub-link, it looks like the F-15E is getting AESA too:

http://flightglobal.firstlightera.co...on-program.htm

Pyroflash 10-03-2012 02:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by marcos (Post 1567360)
On a sub-link, it looks like the F-15E is getting AESA too:

http://flightglobal.firstlightera.co...on-program.htm

Yeah, the upgrade has been planned for a while, but they likely won't refit most of them until the late 201x's. Same with the F-15C's, though those are planned to be completed by 2015-ish. It's all part of the USAF's Eagle modernization procurement plan, and also included some massive upgrades for the entire Eagle/Mudhen fleet.

59th_LeFty 10-03-2012 08:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by marcos (Post 1567360)
On a sub-link, it looks like the F-15E is getting AESA too:

http://flightglobal.firstlightera.co...on-program.htm

Most F-15C/D/E gets AESA (APG-63v3)
February news that 350 F-16 gets the SABR or RACR AESA kits because of F35 delays
F-18E/F gets the APG-79 systems
Gripen NG (if ever flies again) gets ELEX Galileo Raven ES-05 AESA
India to buy 40 "Super" Su-30MKI with IRBIS-E AESA

And I guess the list goes on . . .

tflash 10-03-2012 08:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pyroflash (Post 1567318)
Cool, I wonder if they plan to do squadron size replacements, or do it one jet at a time.

They are slated to receive 60 Rafales in the latest standard with AESA.

Griffin 10-04-2012 04:57 AM

Thanks for starting another thread like this!

marcos 10-04-2012 12:31 PM

Any word on the typhoon CAESAR yet?

mikoyan 10-06-2012 03:20 AM

What they are saying is that the eagle will end up with a better radar than the f-22 and it will illuminate targets for it.

marcos 10-06-2012 10:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikoyan (Post 1570656)
What they are saying is that the eagle will end up with a better radar than the f-22 and it will illuminate targets for it.

I didn't really understand that tactic when I heard it unless the F-22's radar massively gives away its position and leaves it vulnerable. Sure the F-15's radar might be better but the F-22 is way stealthier and can get much closer without detection, meaning that a lesser radar would still be more effective. :huh:

Haven't they got AEW for long range targeting anyway?

Surely the sensible tactic is to send the F-22 forward, hit as many targets BVR as it can, then lock targets for the radar-vulnerable F-15C, whilst it remains at a relatively safe distance, then merge and mop-up.


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