Daily Archives: April 14, 2016

Pakistan Air Force inducts third JF-17 squadron

Asian Defence News

April 14, 2016

The Pakistan Air Force inducted its third combat-coded JF-17 squadron, No. 2 squadron, at PAF Base Masroor on Apr. 11. The new unit will have a maritime strike role using the C-802A anti-ship missile.


C-802A anti-ship missile

63454_387605_699682C-802 anti-ship missile 

China in anti-ship missile field of technical advancement is very comprehensive. From subsonic anti-ship missiles to supersonic anti-ship missiles, from small anti-ship missiles to the large anti-ship missiles, everything in the world, is unique. In the export-oriented anti-ship missiles, the Chinese anti-ship missiles have been exported to more than ten countries and regions in the world, in Iran, Pakistan, Thailand, Indonesia and Bangladesh, China’s anti-ship missile has become the country’s anti-ship weapons platforms core. 8-35 km from the coast in the range, you can use C701/C704 and C802, such as several shore-ship / ship missiles for defense. For the 35-180 km wide targets, you can use C701/C704 – ship / air-ship missiles or C802/C802A and C602 missiles shore-ship / ship ship / air-ship missiles to attack. For from the coast 180-280 km wide targets, you can choose to use C704, C802/C802A-ship / air-ship missiles or C602-ship / shore-ship missiles hit. @indiandefence.com

See related post:

Pakistan reluctant to buy fifth generation warplanes: PAF

Pakistan in two minds on buying F-16 jets from US

Pakistan Air Force needs to replace 190 planes by 2020

Pakistan looks to buy another 10 F-16s

U.S. okays sale of eight Lockheed F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan – Pentagon

See details of JF-17: HERE

See details of F-16C/D: HEREl_98475_085259_updates


Next generation jammer moves into $1B development phase

13 April, 2016 BY: Stephen Trimble Washington DC

Raytheon will supply 15 next generation jammer (NGJ) prototype pods over the next four years as the $7.4 billion US Navy programme transitions from the design into the engineering and manufacturing development phase.

Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded the California-based defence contractor a $1 billion contract on 13 April. The award covers additional development ahead of a scheduled design freeze next year, followed by the delivery of 15 engineering development model pods and another 14 aero-mechanical test pods.

The latter are intended to be installed aboard the Boeing EA-18G in the same wing stations now used by the nearly 45-year-old ALQ-99 jamming pods, which the NGJ replaces, and used to validate flying qualities and safe separation from the aircraft, according to a contract award notice by the Department of Defense.

The DOD also awarded Boeing a related contract on 8 April worth $19.9 million, charging the EA-18G designer to do “preliminary” work needed to incorporate the NGJ pods.

NAVAIR selected Raytheon to design and build 128 NGJ pods for the EA-18G fleet in 2014.

Navy officials had once hoped to consolidate the full spectrum of jamming frequencies into a single pod, but now plan to divide the role into three increments of the NGJ pod.

The first increment is expected to enter service in 2021 with the ability to counter radars and communications emitting in mid-band frequencies, a swath of the spectrum associated with fire control radars.

Follow-on increments will address the low- and high-band frequencies, which range in function from low-band mobile phones to high-frequency targeting radars.

In March, the US Government Accountability Office raised concerns about the pace of the navy’s development schedule. An assessment report noted the schedule calls for testing the first protoype pod after the design is frozen.

Original post flightglobal.com


Raytheon next generation jammer (NGJ)

The gives operators the ability to load a broader variety and higher capacity of electronic attacks, says Jeff Anderson, technical lead for Jammer Technique Optimization (JATO). “It used to take up to 90 days for a contractor to manufacture the design of one of these application specific (ASIC) chips,” Anderson says. “Now we can program our jammer to go against it within hours.”

The JATO group at Point Mugu and at the , and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab specialize in jamming technology along with other electronic warfare methods.

Next Generation Jammer design expanded at Naval Air Warfare Center Source Military Embedded Systems


See details of F-18G: HERE

China’s PLAN Received about 200 Kh-59MK Anti-Ship Missiles for Su-30MK2 by end-2015


Monday, 21 March 2016

China had received about 200 Kh-59MK (NATO reporting name: AS-13 Kingbolt) anti-ship missiles (ASM) by end-2015, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute`s (SIPRI) arms trasnfer database.

A Kh-59MK2 test round is launched from a Su-30MK Flanker G. KnAAPO picture.

The deliveries of Russian Kh-59MK missiles intended for Chinese Su-30MK2 (Flanker-G) multirole fighters started in 2008. As of end-late, China got about 200 Kh-59MKs. SIPRI emphasizes, that Chinese Armed Forces may have received both Kh-59MK and Kh-59MK2 modifications of the missile.

Kh-59MK is an anti-ship missile developed by the Tactical Missiles Corporation (Russian acronym: KTRV) for Su-30 Sukhoi fighters. It has a maximum flight range of 285 km, a maximum speeed of 0,9M, and a warhead weight of 320 kg. It is equipped with ARGS-59 active radar-homing seeker.

Kh-59MK2 air-to-surface missile is a modification of Kh-59MK intended for destruction of static targets at distances up to 285 km. It can be equipped with either penetrating (320 kg) or pellet (285 kg) warhead.

The Su-30MK2 is a variant of the Su-30 designed for dedicated use as a maritime strike aircraft, thus these aircraft ordered by China are currently being operated by the PLAN Naval Air Force.



Kh-59MK2 – Land attack variant of Kh-59MK (fire-and-forget).

The Kh-59MK airborne enhanced-range air-to-surface guided missile with the ARGS-59E active radar homing head is derived from the Kh-59ME missile with the TV/command guidance system. It is designed for engagement of a wide range of radar-contrast sea surface targets in both fair and adverse weather conditions at Sea States up to 6.

The missile makes part of weapon systems of the Su-30 type aircraft.

The ASK autometed testing system, making part of the OKA system, is modified for testing the Kh-59MK missiles during their scheduled servicing. The SNO-106MA ground support equipment is used for missiles’ maintenance in technical positions, their shipping and storage in arsenals and depots, scheduled servicing, testing, and transfer for suspension under carrier aircraft.

Chinese Su-30MK2 (Flanker-G) multirole fighters

Developer and manufacturer: “Raduga” State Machine-Building Design Bureau

 Max launch range, km:


 against destroyer/cruiser-type targets  285
 against boat-type targets  145
 Min launch range, km  5-25
 Missile launch envelope:
 carrier speed at launch, km/h
 (Mach number)  600-1,000 (0,5-0,9)
 carrier altitude, km  0,2-11
 Missile flight speed, km/h  900-1,050
 Missile flight altitude, m:
 en route (over sea surface)  10-15
 at terminal area  4-7
 Missile launch weight, kg  not exceeding 930
 Warhead type  penetrator
 Warhead weight, kg  320
 Missile dimensions, m:
 length  5,7
 diameter, main body
 (without engine)/nose section  0,38/0,42
 wing span  1,3


Mitsubishi’s X-2 stealth demonstrator moves one step closer to first flight

Matra BAE Dynamics Alenia announced first Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missiles were delivered to USA for integration testing on the F-35