F-35, rahat turcesc

Turcii, dupa ce s-au aliat cu bulgarii, au razbit din nou la Resboiu. Cum altfel decat murmurand numele avionului cu care toti se sterg la fund in ultima vreme: F-35 JSF Ildirim II. Pentru ca vedeti voi, ei chiar sunt parteneri in program si au si inaintat o cifra maxima de astfel de aratari: 116 bucati. Si jumatate.

Si, ca sa fie totusi siguri ca le si zboara ceva pe deasupra capetelor, au promis ca vor lua de la Lockheed Martin, acei draguti producatori de JSF-uri, si 30 de F-16 Block 50.

Ah da. Dupa proiectul tancul national, inspirati de indieni probabil care au reusit performanta de a crea un Mig-21 si mai urat in vreo 20 de ani, turcii promit si un avion national care sa fie parterul Ildirimului F-35.

Sursa: Militarium


F-16D Block 50 Oman

Sursa: Defense Industry Daily

Omanul a trimis o cerere de ofertă pentru 18 F-16, în dorinţa de a adăuga un nou concurent în competiţia pentru înlocuirea celor 18 avioane de atac Jaguar.

Dotarea curentă a Royal Air Force of Oman este compusă din 12 F-16 BLock 50 (8 F-16C şi 4 F-16D), 18 Jaguar şi 11 monolocuri Hawk 203.

În solicitarea de ofertă au fost cuprinse următoarele:

  • 18 Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 50/52 aircraft
  • 20 Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 or GE F110-GE-129 Increased Performance Engines (current RAFO F-16s use F110s)
  • 24 Northrop Grumman AN/APG-68v9 radar sets
  • 20 General Dynamics ATP M61 20mm Vulcan Cannons
  • Conformal fuel tanks (CFT), number unspecified
  • 36 LAU-129/A Common Rail Launchers
  • 36 LAU-117 MAVERICK missile launchers
  • Cartridge Actuated Devices/Propellant Actuated Devices (CAD/PAD), number unspecified
  • 22 AN/ARC-238 Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems with HAVE QUICK I/II
  • 22 ITT AN/ALQ-211 Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suites (AIDEWS) or Raytheon’s Advanced Countermeasures Electronic Systems (ACES) with the ALQ-187 electronic warfare system and ALR-93 radar warning receiver
  • 22 AN/ALE-47 Countermeasures Dispensing Systems (CMDS)
  • 18 Lockheed Martin AN/AAQ-33 SNIPER surveillance and targeting pods, “or similarly capable system”
  • 4 Goodrich DB-110 Reconnaissance Pods (RECCE)
  • 40 VSI/Boeing Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems
  • Advanced Identification Friend or Foe (AIFF) Systems with Mode IV
  • 34 Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Embedded-GPS/Inertial Navigation Systems (INS)
  • 35 of Raytheon’s ALE-50 Towed Decoys
  • Ground based flight simulator
  • Existing fleet upgrades and modification kits
  • Site survey and construction.
  • Support equipment
  • Tanker support and ferry services
  • Repair and return, spares and repair parts, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, and other forms of U.S. Government and contractor support

Sursa: Defense Industry Daily