AHRLAC. Pe bune, bre!

Acum numai două zile, industria aeronautică Africană a păşit într-o eră nouă, prin lansarea unei inovative platforme de avion multirol. Plus că e pentru prima dată când pe continentul african a fost proiectat şi fabricat independent un avion.

Momentul, e taman bun. A apărut în plină creştere a ameninţărilor teroriste, piraţi, conflicte de graniţă, trafic de droguri, etc.. numai rele! Şi, chiar se simţea nevoia unui sistem pentru recunoaştere aeriană, supraveghere şi patrulare, totul la preţuri scăzute şi capabil de a efectua o gamă mare de operaţiuni.

Oh ma gaa, nici dacă mă plăteau nu scriam aşa de propagandistic!

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Ivor Ichikowitz, CEO la Paramount Group, una dintre participantele la programul AHRLAC (dimpreună cu South African Defense şi Aerosud), declară:

The launch of AHRLAC represents an important milestone for Africa. For the first time in the history of the continent, Africa is developing and manufacturing its own aircraft and can benefit from jobs and economic growth associated with a vibrant national aerospace industry. ”

Şi tot ‘mnealui, mai zice:

„The AHRLAC platform is an aircraft multi-function, flexible and cost-effective, marking the first time the company won the differences between manned and unmanned reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft.”

Cică, deşi UAV-urile sunt din ce în ce mai populare, aceste platforme sunt complexe şi costisitoare, chiar puţin flexibile.

Acelaşi personaj, devine chiar vorbăreţ, adăugând:
„The AHRLAC technology is a huge triumph for South Africa The reality is that the technology behind UAVs is being sold in large quantities and AHRLAC offers a much more comprehensive. For example, The AHRLAC has strong defensive and offensive capabilities, which means it can operate in hostile airspace, as well as the ability to carry out operations in national airspace, as it is steered.„This makes it ideal for some of the problems of long-term security that the world faces, such as control of drug trafficking, piracy, patrolling of exclusive economic zones, protection of fisheries and tropical forests, coast guard and border surveillance control and strategic installations such as pipelines.

„The cost-benefit of this aircraft means that more countries will be able to access the kind of operational capabilities previously restricted to a few superpowers. The AHRLAC has important policy implications for South Africa in strengthening economic relations and help the country to be recognized as a powerful source of innovation and aerospace technology. South Africa already leads the world in many fields such as sport and the maintenance of peace, now let’s show the world that we can lead the aerospace industry. „

AHRLAC şi varianta împăcuitoare: alb - negru. Sanchi.

Sursa: Paramount Group

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