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Military History / Re: Yakovlev Yak-141
« on: May 21, 2021, 04:49:40 AM »

The F35'S vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) fundamental design is nearly three decades old. It is based on the Yak-141 design.

Down to the tail.nozzle that would tilt downwards, to the single engine design, to the twin tail, etc. The obvious similarities in configuration are all there. Except of course the stealth requirement of the JSF competition made neccesary a substantial redesign in the airframe, use of composite material, the gazillion lines of codes, etc.

What Lockheed gained is the knowledge of how the Yak-141's VTOL/STOL system worked. Then they basically improved upon a design which the Soviets couldn't make succesful, reworked what needed reworking, added what the JSF competition requirements made neccesary, and viola!

Makes sense only if we switch camps, from pro-US, to a chiness ally.

And it has to be a 100 per cent switch.

^Proof is in the pudding.

Everything at this point is pure conjecture - both from the critics of the FAP, and those who seek to defend the Frigate acquisition.

Let's see how it plays out.

Based on the Air Tractor 802, the Longsword has a 10 hr loiter time, a 6200 lb payload carried on up to 11 hardpoints.

L3 Wescam MX 15D High definition electro-optical infrared sensor, MMS forceX Widow mission software, the Thames HMD and display full motion video-Two VHF.

Armored cockpit, self sealing fuel tanks, AN/AAR47 infrared warning receiver, plus the AN/ALE 47 EWC dispenser system.

Can carry a variety of weapons, from the Hellfire ASM, Gatling guns, mk82 bombs, and M260 Rocket launchers.

Bulgaria LASA (LIGHT ARMED SURVEILLANCE ENGINEERING) has weaponized the Trush 510G.

Glass Cockpit, large tactical displays, an Airborne Technologies TR POD under the fuselage, 6 hardpoints, HUD, Russian weapons including the 23mm cannon found on the HIND D, encased in a weapons pod, 50mm rocket pods also found on the HIND D.

ISR and Airborne LINX package from Airborne Technologies GmBH. NVG Compatible Armored cockpit

Plus a 14hr loiter time, Can operate from rough, unimproved runways.

General Discussion / Re: MSI Defense System Seahawk 25mm RCWS
« on: May 30, 2017, 08:33:35 PM »

Politics and Government / Re: PH stops aid from E.U.
« on: May 19, 2017, 11:25:17 AM »
Collectively, the EU poured about 200M PHP easily in into the Mindanao region, starting with relief efforts of around 116M for households displaced following the Zamboanga City Seige, as well as ongoing fighting thereafter. As of 2016, another 40M PHP to ensure kids can get education access despite being relocated, displaced or otherwise unable to access schools due to regional violence. Whether or not people agreed with who it came from, those grants were helping contribute to stability operations and mitigate communities falling further into insurgency influence.

And what came of it? Was it really  used towards its stated purpose?

It only mitigates what you said it did IF ONLY.

Filipino Potential / Re: PH not falling into ‘debt trap’
« on: May 18, 2017, 09:48:03 PM »
And the list of these banks?

horge discussed the possibility in the defunct forum.

MANILA, May 10 -- The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has allocated PHP14.3 million for the installation of multi-function display and spares needed for the maintenance of the navigation system of one of its three SIAI-Marchetti S-211 jet trainers.

This was bared by PAF bids and awards chief Brig. Gen. Nicolas Parilla in an bid bulletin posted at the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System website.

AFP Modernization & Defense Acquisitions / Re: Countdown to the TC-90s
« on: March 26, 2017, 02:12:15 PM »

Perhaps that would be a viable option.

Was any of the PAF F-5s or F-8s ever decked out to perform 0photographic recce?

AFP Modernization & Defense Acquisitions / Re: Countdown to the TC-90s
« on: March 24, 2017, 04:00:35 PM »
Longer range, better performance because of turboprop engines, pressurization to fly higher. They are stripped of any surveillance equipment, so another case of FFBNW.

What surveillance equipment where they equipped with? What were stripped?

General Discussion / Re: China survey ships spotted at Benham Rise
« on: March 14, 2017, 02:19:51 PM »
Justice Carpio speaks truth.

Given this, exploring Benham Rise should be given priority and assigned resources.

China / Re: China's Future Trimaran Frigate
« on: February 24, 2017, 05:33:03 AM »
But will it break down as often as the real thing?

Was that an independence class matter? IIRC, this.class.had corrosion as its main concern. Breaking down is a Freedom class problem.

China / Re: China's Future Trimaran Frigate
« on: February 23, 2017, 01:02:10 PM »
Independence style hull.

Not surprisingly, since the PLAN does have FAC Trimarans made or designed in part by the Australians.

Thank you, Manokski.

Is this a separate rwr from I presume the plane already comes with?

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