Monthly Archives: July 2016

F-15E demonstrates new display system

20 JULY, 2016  BY: LEIGH GIANGRECO  WASHINGTON DC

Boeing demonstrated an improved display computer system on a US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles earlier this month, uniting the host of upgrades the service will implement on its F-15Es and F-15Cs.

On 8 July , the F-15E recorded its first flight with the Advanced Display Core Processor. The high-speed processor can handle new capabilities on the fighter including a long-range infrared search and track capability and an improved electronic warfare suite called the Eagle Passive/Active Warning Survivability System, a July 20 air force press release states.

Last August, the Defense Department also awarded a contract to IEE to upgrade the cathode-ray tube displays on the F-15E to a modern multi-purpose display.

Boeing is equipping the improved F-15E with the Raytheon APG-82(V)1 active electronically-scanned array (AESA) radar, friend or foe identification and a joint helmet mounted cueing system (JHMCS). That technology represented an impressive improvement for the fighter jet, but their full capability could not translate to the pilot without new displays and processors.

Original post flightglobal.com

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IEE to upgrade the cathode-ray tube displays on the F-15E

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AN/APG-82(V)1 AESA Radar

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Radar: It is one of the most important differences between the F-15E and F-15SE models. The F-15SE is equipped with Raytheon’s APG-82 radar, the newest of their ultramodern AESA line. Raytheon’s AESA radar versions got a bit confusing in the last years. APG-63(V)4 is yet another improved version of the APG(V)3 (the same radar that can be found in the F-15K Slam Eagle or in the F-15SG), but got a new designation: it’s officially called APG-82, mainly because USAF has selected this radar for its F-15E Strike Eagle radar modernisation programme. This new radar combines the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet’s APG-79 forward antenna with a newly developed backend processor unit derived from the APG-63(V)3. Its designation number is 1 greater than APG-81, theJSF‘s intended AESA radar unit developed by Northrop Grumman, which might come handy for Raytheon for marketing purposes. Source f-15e.info

Digital Electronic Warfare Suite (DEWS) 

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Electronic Warfare: Instead of the TEWS used in the Strike Eagle, the F-15SE features a digital electronic warfare system (developed by BAE Systems), dubbed as DEWS. DEWS was developed by leveraging F-22 and F-35 EW program results and replaces 4 legacy systems of the Strike Eagle. It is fully digital (hence its name) and works in close integration with wideband RF systems, including the APG-82 AESA radar, giving the jet a very sharp edge in the electronic warfare arena.

DEWS offers full quadrant detection and response control, containing aft receiving antennas on top of the tails, aft RF transmitters and antennas built in the tailbooms, forward RF transmitters and antennas built in the leading edge of the wing roots, forward receiving antennas built in the wingtips and a low band Rx knife antenna placed on the underbelly of the jet below the cockpit.

DEWS includes a digital RWR, digital jamming transmitter, ICS and an interference cancellation system. According to Boeing, the system enables the Silent Eagle to jam enemy radars while its own radar and RWR continues to operate. Source f-15e.info

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Updated Jan 21, 2017

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F-15E: HERE

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ACŪLEŪS Laser Guided (LG)

The ACULEUS LG warhead has been conceived to limit the collateral damages to a 20 meters  radius. The projectile is able to destroy light vehicles of the pick-up type (and all the on board fighters) and to damage, or to neutralize, light armoured vehicules, static or on the move.

Able to be shot from all type of aircraft, the ILGR has to be considered as “an additional arrow in the quiver” , allowing (finally) to interveine with close fire support in the immediate vicinity of friendly troops in contact, as well as to the benefit of friendly fighters (and/or of hostages) imbricated with an adversary.

More important still, this new weapon could be employed in the framework of combats “within the population”, as well in strongly urbanized zone, in the heart of villages and the most isolated hamlets, or around sensitive installations, the destruction of which would engender humanitarian or environmental disasters. Source @tda-armements.com

Laser-guided Rocket For the French Army

TDA has developed and conducted live firings with a new-generation rocket launcher for the latest generations of combat aircraft such as the Rafale from DASSAULT AVIATION.

The TELSON 12 JF (Jet Fighter) rocket-launcher is designed for induction-activated rockets and is ideally suited to close air support missions.

The future Induction Laser Guided Rocket (ILGR) will provide a precision strike capability out to 10,000 metres, beyond the range of the most common MANPADS threats. Source @tda-armements.com

TAI Hurkus Basic Trainer Aircraft, Turkey

TAI Hurkus is a primary and basic trainer aircraft designed and manufactured by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI). It is a two-seat, single-engine turboprop aircraft being developed from the KAI KT-1 trainer. It is being built principally to meet the requirements of the Turkish Air Force (TAF). The aircraft will be used to execute basic pilot training, instrument flying, navigation training, and weapons and formation training missions.

KT-1 Woongbi: Details

The Hurkus will also be exported as a civilian and military flight trainer aircraft. The first aircraft was rolled out in June 2012. Its maiden flight, which was expected to take place in 2009, was first delayed until November 2012 and then further until mid-2013. It was finally held in August 2013 and three more tests were performed in September 2013. Hurkus flew at an altitude of 10,200ft during its fourth flight.

Hurkus training aircraft design

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Hurkus has been designed to execute its missions day or night. It is being built adhering to the EASA CS 23 standards. In December 2006, the Secretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) approved the eight-month conceptual design of the Hurkus. The critical design review of the aircraft was completed in April 2009.

The aircraft has been designed to be fully operational in civil and military pilot training bases all over the world. Hurkus is equipped with a Pratt & Whitney Canada engine that can produce 1,600hp of output power.

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Development of the Hurkus aircraft

The development programme of the Hurkus began in March 2006 as part of the contract signed between the SSM and TAI. The programme includes the development of two aircraft variants, namely Hurkus-A basic trainer and Hurkus-B advanced trainer. Four aircraft will be designed, built, examined, verified and certified by TAI under the programme.

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The aircraft was named after Turkey’s first aviator, Vecihi Hurkus. It was designated such during the eighth International Defence Industry Fair held in Ankara, Turkey. The indigenous design prototype of Hurkus was showcased at the 47th International Paris Air Show in June 2007.

Microtecnica (now part of Goodrich) was awarded a contract by TAI in April 2010 to supply the environmental control system (ECS) for the Hurkus trainer aircraft. The ECS is equipped with three major subsystems including bleed air, temperature control and cooling. The system uses air discharged from the engine to pressurise, ventilate and heat the cabin. In contrast, cooling is rendered by a separate vapour cycle compressor. Work on the first prototype of the ECS was concluded at the end of 2010. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certified the Hurkus aircraft design in July 2012.

Hurkus basic trainer/light attack aircraft conducted its first missile test: Here

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Excerpt

The Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) Hurkus basic trainer/light attack aircraft conducted its first firing test with a missile on 7 March, launching a Roketsan L-UMTAS laser-guided long-range air-to-surface anti-tank missile.

The L-UMTAS missile, fired from a Hurkus at the Firing Test and Evaluation Group Command test range near the central Anatolian town of Konya-Karapinar, hit its target successfully, Turkish defence minister Fikri Isik stated on 8 April in a message posted on Twitter.

Hurkus A aircraft are at Le Bourget: Here

Variants

Hürkuş-A

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Basic version which has been certified with EASA according to CS-23 requirements. It is intended for the civilian market

Hürkuş-B

Advanced version with integrated avionics (including HUD, MFDs, and Mission Computer). Cockpit avionics layout is similar to F-16 and F-35 fighters. The Turkish Army is considering an order for 15 aircraft.

Hürkuş-C

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An armed version for the close air support role will have a maximum weapons load of 3,300lb (1,500kg) and also carry a forward-looking infrared (FLIR) sensor. As the Hürkuş will be capable of operating from unprepared runways, it could also attract export orders, TAI believes. The Turkish Army has expressed interest in the Hürkuş C to provide support for its attack helicopters.

Coast Guard version

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TAI plans to offer another version of the Hürkuş to support the Turkish Coast Guard’s maritime patrol operations. The aircraft’s rear seat would be occupied by an operator for a FLIR sensor using an ASELSAN FLIR system.

Source wikipedia.org

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ASELFLIR-300T Electro-Optical Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Targeting System

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ASELFLIR-300T is a high performance electro-optical reconnaissance, surveillance and targeting system designed for fixed-wing and rotary-wing airborne platforms, including Unmanned Air Systems (UASs), helicopters and aircrafts. ASELFLIR300T consists of

  • High Resolution Infrared Camera
  • Laser Range Finder/ Designator (LRF/D)
  • Laser Spot  Tracker
  • Color Day TV Camera
  • Spotter TV Camera.

There exists also a laser Pointer configuration which replaces the Color Day TV Camera. The System consists of the following Line replaceable Units (LRUs)

  • Turret Unit
  • Electronic Unit
  • Hand Control Unit(Optional)
  • Boresight Unit (Ground Support Equipment)

Applications

  • Targeting
  • Reconnaissance and Surveillance

Technical Specifications

IR Camera Resolution 1440×576
Fields of View (FOVs)

(Horizontal)

IR: 1.75° – 6.4° – 30°
Zoom Day TV: 2° – 40°
Spotter TV: 0.8°
Field of Regard (FOR) Azimuth: 360° continuous
Nose-Up Configuration:

Elevation: -50° to +150°

Nose-Down Configuration:

Elevation: +20° to -105°

Laser Range Finder and Target Designator Range: up to 20 km

Wavelength: 1064 nm

Repetition rate: up to 20 Hz

Laser Pointer Wavelength: NIR
Laser Spot Tracker Wavelength: 1064 nm
Communication Interface MIL-STD-1553B, RS-422

 

Video Interface 3x Analog PAL/CCIR

1x Digital (Optional)

Power Interface 28 VDC
Size Turret Unit:

Diameter: 534 mm

Height: 633 mm

Electronics Unit:

315x456x255 mm

Weight Turret Unit: 95 kg

Electronics Unit: 23 kg

Source aselsan.com.tr

*Note May not be this model*

Tandem cockpit

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HURKUS A cockpit 

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Hurkus features a full glass cockpit with a tandem seat configuration for two crew – a student pilot and an instructor.

2 cockpit types: Type A (civilian-type) and B (military type) cockpit instrumentation layout

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Pilots content and users of these indicators
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In addition, users of HURKUS B avionics architecture
Defined and different from HÜRKUŞ
It has the following additional requirements :
-Using Moving Map
-GPS use
-Basic Flight Management System
-Virtual Gun Shooting and Scoring System
-Virtual Radar System
-To transfer data from the ground station and place
-video transport function of the station
-Emergency positioning function
-Flights to record critical data
collision avoidance system integration

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The cockpit is equipped with zero-zero ejection seats and provides 11° outside view to the front pilot and 5° outside view to the pilot seated at the rear. It is also fitted with an all-digital avionics suite, cockpit pressurisation system, escape system and on-board oxygen generating system.

OBOG System

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“The Mk10 and Mk 11 seats can be found in more than 50 countries on such aircraft as the Pilatus PC-7/PC-9/PC-21, the Korean KT-1 and newcomers such as the HAL HTT-40 and TAI Hurkus.” Source ainonline.com

MK11 EJECTION SEATS

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The Martin-Baker Mk11 seat embodies all the design features of the Company’s more sophisticated escape systems but at reduced weight and size. The Mk11 seat design offers a great deal of flexibility allowing each installation to be tailored specifically to an individual customer’s requirements.

The Mk11 seat is fitted in the Pilatus PC-9 and PC-7 and PZL L-130.

Operating Ceiling 40 000ft (12,192m)
Minimum height/Speed Zero/60 KIAS in near level attitude
Crew boarding mass range 60 to 126.7 kg
Crew size range Specific crew size range
Maximum Speed for ejection 400 KIAS
Parachute type GQ Type 1000 Mk2
Parachute deployment Drogue assisted
Drogue parachute type Yes
Drogue deployment Fired by cartridge generated gas, Initiated by trip rod
Harness type Combined
Ejection seat operation type Ejection gun
Ejection gun Single
Ejection initiation Handle on seat pan initiates gas operated seat firing system
Automatic back-up unit No
Electronic Sequencer No
Barostatic time-release unit Fired by cartridge generated gas initiated by trip rod
Timers Drogue gun time delay, command delay breech
Seat adjustment Up/down Actuator operated 28 Vdc
Arm restraints Firing handle remains attached to seat pan to help prevent flailing
Leg restraints Yes, two garters
Oxygen supply Bottled emergency oxygen, Connection for main oxygen supply
Personal survival pack Equipped for desert survival, manual deployment
Aircrew services No
Command ejection Yes
Canopy jettison No
Miniature detonating cord No
Canopy fracturing system Canopy breakers
Interseat sequencing system Yes, through command delay breech unit
  • PC-9
  • PC-7 MkII
  • PZL-L130
  • Seat firing handle is pulled, causing seat initiation cartridge to fire
  • Command firing initiated (if selected)
  • Harness retraction unit operated
  • Primary cartridge fires
  • Top latches disengage, seat rises up rails, secondary cartridges fire progressively
  • Canopy breakers shatter canopy
  • Drogue gun time-delay mechanism initiated by trip rod
  • Barostatic time-release unit (BTRU) initiated by trip rod
  • Seat services and command ejection quick-disconnects disconnected
  • Emergency oxygen supplied to aircrew
  • Leg restraint lines restrain aircrew’s legs, lower attachments shear
  • Drogue deploys after delay, to stabilise and decrease velocity of seat
  • Barostatic time release unit monitors the altitude

Above pre-determined altitude

  • Seat falls, stabilised by drogue
  • Emergency oxygen supply continues

Below pre-determined altitude

  • BTRU mechanism operates, cartridge fires
  • (If BTRU fails, manual deployment also available by pulling manual override handle)
  • Drogue shackle freed
  • Parachute mechanical lock freed
  • Upper harness locks released
  • Lower harness lock mechanism releases lower harness lugs, negative-g strap and leg restraint lines
  • Aircrew momentarily held in seat by sticker straps
  • Drogue extracts and deploys the main parachute canopy
  • Main parachute canopy fully deploys and lifts aircrew and personal survival pack (PSP) from seat.
  • Reaction to sticker clips ensures divergence of aircrew and seat
  • PSP manually lowered on drop line below aircrew
  • Normal parachute descent follows
  • Manual opening of PSP

Source martin-baker.com

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The cockpit is fitted with a strengthened glass canopy for clear visibility and bird strike resistance. It incorporates a primary flight display (PFD), which provides flight data to the pilot. A small multifunctional display is also installed on the left side of the PFD. The flight controls are located on the left side of the displays.

Hurkus avionics

The avionics suite installed in the Hurkus includes a head-up display (HUD), multi-function displays (MFDs), global positioning system, a mode S transponder, radar altimeter, attitude heading reference system and an emergency locator beacon. An air data computer will analyse the flight data and display it to the pilot in a readable format.

1st application for BAE’s LiteHUD will be Turkey’s Hürkuş B advanced trainer

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Featuring Patented Optical Waveguide technology

LiteHUD® is a small and compact Head-Up Display (HUD), offering space and weight advantages paired with the latest optical waveguide technology. Its modular and lightweight design improves flight safety, reducing fatigue and increasing situational awareness day or night. Providing seamless operation with night vision goggles (NVGs), LiteHUD® allows for incremental capability upgrades with minimal impact to helmet and aircraft installation.

The benefits of LiteHUD

  • 60% smaller and 50% lighter than a conventional HUD, integrates easily into both existing and future cockpits
  • Incorporates significantly larger eye motion box, increasing pilot comfort
  • High-resolution navigation and sensor imagery displayed under all flight conditions

Source baesystems.com

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MultiFunction Display

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The ASELSAN MFD-268E MultiFunction Display is a color flat panel smart display using Active Matrix Liquid Crystal Display (AMLCD) technology, with an active display area of 6 by 8 inches. The display contains internal graphics, video and input/output processing capabilities to support the generation of display formats, using data obtained from system interfaces to the MFD. The MFD-268E has capability to display video, graphics, video with graphics overlay, split screen video/graphics and split screen graphics/graphics.
The ASELSAN MFD-268E has analogue and digital input/output interfaces and a MIL-STD-1553 interface. MIL-STD-1553 interface allows operational software modification without removal of the display from the installed position. The MFD is bus programmable in the Ada language for local display format generation.
MFD-268E includes the Display / Mission Management Operational Flight Program (OFP), i.e. software which performs complete display and mission management functions, data management and subsystems control functions for avionics systems to be interfaced with MFD. Source aselsan.com.tr
*Note May not be this model*

Engine

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Hurkus is powered by a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-68T turboprop engine driving a five-bladed Hartzell HC-B5MA-3 propeller. The engine develops a power output of 1,600shp.

Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-68T turboprop engine

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Thermodynamic

Power

Class*

(ESHP***)

Mechanical

Power

Class*

(SHP)

Propeller

Speed

(Max. RPM)

Height**

(Inches)

Width**

(Inches)

Length**

(Inches)

PT6A ‘Large’

(A-64 to A-68)

1,400 to

1,900

700 to

1,700

1,700 to

2,000

22 19.5 69 to

75.5

* Powers are approximate values at take-off. Available at sea level, standard day, static conditions, uninstalled.
** Dimensions are approximate values.
*** Equivalent Shaft Horsepower: includes estimated equivalent contribution of exhaust thrust.

Engine data pwc.c

Five-bladed Hartzell HC-B5MA-3 propeller

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HURKUS C lgdSi9O

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Performance

The Hurkus has a service ceiling of 34,700ft and can climb at the rate of 4,370ft a minute. The aircraft has a maximum cruise speed of 574km/h. Its stall speed is 143km/h. The maximum range of Hurkus is 1,478km.

Specifications (Hürkuş)

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Data from TAI and Airforce Technology

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Length: 11.17 m (36 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.96 m (32 ft 8 in)
  • Height: 3.70 m (12 ft 2 in)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-68T turboprop aircraft engine, 1,200 kW (1,600 shp)
  • Propellers: 5-bladed Hartzell Propeller HC-B5MA-3

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 574 km/h (357 mph; 310 kn)
  • Cruising speed: 463 km/h (288 mph; 250 kn)
  • Stall speed: 143 km/h (89 mph; 77 kn)
  • Range: 1,478 km (918 mi; 798 nmi) at 15000 ft (4572 m)
  • Endurance: 4.25 hours at 15000 ft (4572 m)
  • Service ceiling: 10,577 m (34,701 ft)
  • g limits: +7/-3.5
  • Rate of climb: 22 m/s (4,300 ft/min)

Armament

  • Guns: 12.7mm and 20mm pods
  • Rockets: Roketsan Cirit, 2.75 inch rockets
  • Missiles: Roketsan UMTAS
  • Bombs: Mk-81, Mk-82, Tübitak SAGE HGK-3 (82), Tübitak SAGE KGK-82, BDU33 and MK106 training ordinance

2.75” Laser Guided Missile CİRİT

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Properties of the Product

CİRİT, is a missile with the longest range in its class which provides a superior precision against light, armored/unarmored and stationary/mobile targets as well as being a cost effective solution.

Basic Specifications

  • The 2.75″ Missile with the Longest Range
  • Insensitive Munitions (Level V)
  • Multi Purpose (Armor Piercing, Anti Personnel and Incendiary) Warhead
  • Integration to Various Platforms (Helicopter, UAV, Land Vehicle, Stationary Platform, Light Assault Aircraft, Naval Platform)
  • Standard Mode and Smart Mode Pod Integration
  • Not a Guidance Kit, New Generation All-Up Round Missile System
  • Composite Propellent Technology with Reduced Smoke

In the Inventory of Turkish Armed Forces

Cirit canister

Diameter 2.75″ (70 mm)
Maximum Range 8 km
Minimum Range 1,5 km
Weight 15 kg (Without tube complete)
Propellant Type HTPB Based, Smokeless, Composite Solid Propellant
Warhead Type Multi Purpose Warhead, Armor Piercing, Personnel, Incendiary
Warhead Type High Explosive Warhead
Guidance Mid – Phase Guidance with MEMS – AÖB
Guidance Terminal Guidance with Semi-Active Laser Seeker
Target Types Light Armored / Unarmored Vehicles, Stationary and Moving Targets, Bunkers
Platforms Helicopters (AH – 1W, T – 129 ATAK etc.), UAV’s,  Land Vehicles, Light Assault Aircraft, Naval Platforms and Stationary Platforms

Data roketsan.com.tr

L-UMTAS anti-tank missile

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Properties of the Product

  • UMTAS, with its Imaging Infrared Seeker and Laser Seeker options, is an anti-tank missile, having a range of 8 km and lock on before/after launch and “fire and forget/fire and update” properties, used against armored targets, from air to ground as well as ground to ground.

Basic Properties

  • Insensitive Munitions (Level V)
  • Tandem Warhead Effective Against Reactive Armors
  • Integration to Various Platforms (helicopter, UAV, Land Vehicle, Stationary Platform, Light Attack Aircraft, Naval Platform)
  • IIR or Laser Seeker Options
  • Lock on Before / After – Launch
  • Fire and Forget / Fire and Update Properties
  • RF Data Link
  • Smokeless Composite Solid Propellant

Product Description

UMTAS, which was developed by Roketsan primary for use from attack helicopters, is an antitank missile system. With its advanced technology it is highly effective against all armored threats in the field.

UMTAS, with its maximum range of 8 km and minimum range of 500 m is capable of operating all weather conditions and day/night.

UMTAS, which can be used in Fire and Forget and Fire and Update modes, with the flexibility provided by its target update capability, offers to fire behind the mask position, fire against targets hiding behind mask and adjust hit point and damage assesment capability. UMTAS, defined as the official antitank system of the National Attack Helicopter (T – 129) under development, can be integrated to various platforms (Helicopter, UAV, Land Vehicle, Stationary Platform, Light Assault Aircraft, Naval Platform)

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Technical Specifications

Diameter 160 mm
Max. Rangel 8 km
Min. Range 0,5 km
Weight 37,5 kg
Propellant Type HTPB-Based Reduced Smoke Composite Propellant
Warhead Type Insensitive Tandem Warhead Effective Against Armor with Reactive Protection
Guidance Imager Infrared (IIR) or Laser
Target Types Heavy Armored / Armored Vehicles
Platforms Helicopters (AH – 1 W, T – 129 ATAK etc.), UAV’s,  Land Vehicles, Light Attack Aircraft, Naval Platforms and Stationary Platforms

Source roketsan.com.tr

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Teber laser-guided bomb

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TEBER system is designed to increase the probability of hit, against moving target. TEBER is compatible with Mk-81 and Mk-82 general purpose bombs.
TEBER consists of a semi-active laser seeker (SAL), a (body) strake kit that is located in the front section. Tail section has aerodynamic control surfaces, inertial guidance system combined with GPS/GNSS receiver, guidance computer, control actuation system and thermal battery.
Growing interest for TEBER for the requirements of Gulf countries is expected.

Guidance Modes INS onlyINS+GPSINS + GPS + Laser
Range 2 – 8 Nautical Mile (Depending on release altitude)
CEP – 50 < 3 m
Maneuver Capability ± 3 g
Moving Target Engagement Up to 110 km/s
Weight  (Mk-82, Mk-81) ~270 kg (595 lb), ~155 kg (345 lb)
Length  (Mk-82,Mk-81) 2650 mm (104’’), 2100 mm (81.5’’)

Source mea-aviation.com

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Main material source airforce-technology.com

Updated Jan 31, 2018

Thai Air Force Sukhoi SuperJets Delivered

TWO SUKHOI SuperJet 100-95LR aircraft in VIP configuration were handed over to the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) during an official ceremony at SuperJet International’s base in Venice, Italy, on July 15.

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They are are scheduled to enter service within the next two months and will be used to transport the country’s leaders, senior officials and high-ranking armed forces personnel.
Each aircraft is configured with a four-passenger VIP area, six-passenger business class section and a 50-passenger standard seating cabin.  As previously reported on AFD, a deal for three of these aircraft (two plus one option) was announced on December 9, 2014, although the contract had been signed much earlier, in 2013.
The first aircraft, /L.19-1/59/60317 (c/n 95093), made its maiden flight with test registration ‘97015’ on October 23 last year at Komsomolsk-on-Amur/Dzyemgi, where it was built on the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association (KnAAPO) production line.  It was ferried the next day via Novosibirsk to Ulyanovsk, where it was painted by Spektr-Avia in full RTAF colours, then departed on November 9 for Zhukovsky, where final acceptance testing was completed.  Following this, it had been undergoing outfitting with its VIP cabin.

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China’s Type 094 SSBN

The Type 094 (NATO designation Jin class) nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine is the second-generation SSBN of the Chinese navy. Its development possibly began in the early 1980s. It is a successor to the unreliable Type 092 or Xia class. The whole project is kept in secrecy.

Speculations have been made, that development of the Type 094 class was assisted by Russian Rubin Design Bureau, however this information was not confirmed. Construction of the lead vessel began in 1999 and it was launched in 2004. It seems that the first boat was commissioned in 2010. Currently at least three hulls of the class have been identified. The second vessel of the class was launched in 2007. Some sources claim, that a total of 5 submarines of this class are projected.

Images show possible new variant of China’s Type 094 SSBN

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This image of a what appears to be modified Chinese Type 094 SSBN reveals a sail that seems to have incorporated changes from the modified Type 093 sail. Source: Via Guancha.com

After the recent revelation that China has a new variant of its Shang-class (Type 093) nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN), new images suggest there is at least one Jin-class (Type 094) nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) with similar modifications, called the Type 094A by some Chinese sources.

Revealed in Chinese online forums in late June, the modified SSN – called by some the Type 093B – features a redesigned sail that favours a rounder top area over navigation windows. The boat also features hydrodynamic improvements such as a smooth slope for the front top and the use of a small fillet at the front base of the sail that reduces flow noises.

More recently, two images of what appears to be a Type 094 SSBN featuring similar modifications emerged on the Chinese online forum Haohanfw.com. The background of one of the images also seems to imply that the boat has been deployed to the new Chinese SSBN base at Sanya, on Hainan Island, but this could not be confirmed.

There is also speculation on Chinese online forums that this is the fourth Type 094 SSBN that has been produced. Since 2008 the Pentagon’s annual China military reports have estimated that up to five Type 094s could be produced.

China has great incentive to improve what are believed to be ‘noisy’ SSBNs. In 2009 the US Office of Naval Intelligence produced a chart showing that the Type 094, first launched in 2004, was noisier than the Soviet-era Project 667BDR (Delta III) SSBN, first launched in 1976.

Modifications to the Type 093 and Type 094 point to China’s continued effort to improve its nuclear submarine force, which the Pentagon notes will lead to the third generation Type 095 SSN and Type 096 SSBN in the 2020s.

The latest Pentagon report on China’s military also notes that a new JL-3 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) may be under development for the Type 096 SSBN.

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Jin class

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The Jin class reportedly will carry twelve JL-2 (NATO designation CSS-N-5 Sabbot) SLBMs. The JL-2 missile has a maximum range of 8 000 km and can carry up to 3 nuclear warheads. It will allow this submarine to hold US territory within missile range, while operating from Chinese costal waters. Hull of the submarine was enlarged to accommodate missile tubes and part of the nuclear reactor. Originally these submarines were planned to carry 16 missiles. Other armament includes six 533-mm torpedo tubes.

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Dimensions and displacement
Length 133 m
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Draught ?
Surfaced displacement 8 000 tons
Submerged displacement 9 000 tons
Propulsion and speed
Surfaced speed ?
Submerged speed > 20 knots
Propulsion ?
Armament
Missiles 12 x JL-2 SLBMs
Torpedoes 6 x 533-mm bow tubes

Source military-today.com

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JL-2 (NATO designation CSS-N-5 Sabbot) SLBMs

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JULANG-2 (CSS-NX-5)

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Alternate Name:CSS-NX-4
Basing:Submarine-launched
Length:13.0 m
Diameter:2.25 m
Launch Weight:42,000 kg
Payload:1,050-2,800 kg
Warhead:Nuclear, 1 MT or 3-8 MIRV with 20/90/150 kT warheads
Propulsion:Three-stage solid propellant
Range:7,200 km
The JL-2 (CSS-NX-5, or CSS-NX-4) is an intercontinental-range, submarine-launched, three-stage solid propellant ballistic missile under development in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). It is believed to have been developed along with the DF-23 land-based missile, which was later re-designated the DF-31 (CSS-9) after changes in project requirements. The JL-2 is reported to be similar to the DF-31 and it is considered possible for the two missiles to be nearly identical. The JL-2 is designed to launch from the Type 094 submarine, and will eventually replace the aging JL-1 (CSS-N-3) missiles currently in operation aboard a single Xia-class Type 092 missile submarine.
The JL-2 has a minimum range of 2,000 km, a maximum range greater than 7,200 km, and carries a payload of 1,050 to 2,800 kg. This payload can be equipped with either a single 1 MT yield nuclear warhead or between 3 and 8 MIRV warheads. The MIRV warheads probably weigh between 250 and 300 kg and can be set to a nuclear yield of 20, 90 or 150 kT. The missile will likely be capable of being equipped with penetration aids and decoys to decrease the effectiveness of missile defense systems. The JL-2 uses an inertial guidance system with stellar updates and a Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) system. It may employ the Bei Dou navigational satellite system. An accuracy of 300 m CEP has been suggested, but other reports suggest 150 m CEP, which seems to better reflect current guidance technology.
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Flight Trials of E-SCAN Radar Begin On Eurofighter Typhoon Jet

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E-Scan Radar

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On 19th November 2014, Defence Ministers from the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Spain met in Edinburgh, Scotland to witness the signing of a €1bn contract for the development of a world-leading electronic radar system for the Eurofighter Typhoon.

E-Scan is an electronically scanning radar that allows the pilot to see quicker and further than ever before. More responsive, more agile, and with a greater capability it is the latest in radar evolution.

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Using over 1,000 modules E-Scan is steered electronically, repositioning itself within a millisecond. Compared to the the older, mechanically steered M-Scan radar it is a huge step up in Typhoon’s development.

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The speed and wider capabilities of E-Scan allows pilots to track more targets and track them more effectively. The agile beam control also gives Typhoon the capability to exploit future weapons like Meteor.

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Source baesystems.com

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Embraer KC-390 tanker tests Cobham aerial refueling system

Embraer Defence and Security has achieved a significant milestone in the KC-390 tactical military tanker and transport aircraft program by demonstrating the Cobham aerial refueling systems installed in KC-390’s prototype 001.

Configured as a tanker for the first time, a KC-390 test aircraft fitted with Cobham 912E wing-mounted pods completed a series of successful flight trials in May 2016.

Operating from Embraer’s Gavião Peixoto facility in Brazil, the flights involved hose stability and trail and rewind tests with both high speed and low speed drogues fitted.

The 912E pod is a customized design solution utilizing the latest technology for the KC-390 to meet the aircraft’s high performance criteria including its ability to satisfy a wide number of receiver aircraft at extended ranges. The Brazilian Air Force is the launch customer for the aircraft, which is scheduled to enter service in 2018.

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Cobham 912E Wing Air Refuelling Pods

The fourth generation 900E series pod family represents the most proven solution in probe and drogue air refuelling in operational service today. The advanced features of the 900E series pod provide high levels of performance and flexibility in support of the modern war fighter

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Key Features

  • Highly automated pod using advanced digital management
  • Exceptional refuelling speed range
  • Digital Control System provides flexibility to configure and optimise for any tanker/ receiver fleet
  • Multiple hose-length options up to 90ft trailed
  • Low weight and low drag
  • Simple and flexible interfaces
  • System architecture qualified and proven for helicopters and fast jet refuelling
  • Ease of maintenance provided by: – Comprehensive “Built in Test” – ‘On Condition’ Line Replaceable Units – Quick Access Panels

900E Series Pod

Flow rate Up to 450gpm

Weight Circa 1350lbs (612kg) dry

Hose length Up to 90ft (27.5m) of 2.2in (5.6cm) bore diameter hose

Delivery pressure Operator selectable up to 50psi

Platform integration 902E – AFSOC MC-130H

904E – Royal Swedish Air Force C-130E, C-130H

905E – Royal Australian Air Force Royal Air Force UAE Air Force Royal Saudi Air Force A330MRTT

907E – German Air Force (Luftwaffe) A310 MRTT

907E – Canadian Forces A310 MRTT 

909E – Omega KDC-10

Source cobham.com

SOM Air-to-Surface Cruise Missile

Stand-Off Missile (SOM) is Turkey’s first indigenous long-range, autonomous, high-precision air-to-surface cruise missile. It was designed and developed jointly by TUBITAK Defense Industries Research and Development Institute (TUBITAK SAGE) and Roketsan to defend ground- and sea-based targets.

The missile is highly effective against moving land / surface targets, high-value stationary targets, strategic assets, shelters, exposed aircraft, aircraft hangars, and command and control centres, as well as sea surface threats. It has resistance against countermeasures as well as clutter effects.

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In October 2014, Roketsan and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control signed a teaming agreement on the development of a new generation stand-off cruise missile variant, SOM-J for internal carriage on the F-35 Lightning II fifth generation multi-role stealth fighter or external carriage on other aircraft.

“Lockheed Martin has a long history of partnership with the Republic of Turkey and we look forward to working closely with Roketsan on this very important project,” Edwards said. “SOM-J will provide the F-35 and other aircraft an exceptional capability to meet the most challenging mission requirements. We look forward to combining the skills and know-how of our two great companies to produce a world-class system to meet customers‘ expanding needs for long-range, survivable cruise missile technology.” Source roketsan.com.tr

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The Stand-Off missile was exhibited at the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) 2015 held in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Development of Turkey’s first indigenous stand-off missile

Development of the SOM cruise missile began in 2006. The missile was unveiled at the 2nd Air Force Base located in Çiğli, İzmir in June 2011. It has been in service with the Turkish Air Force since 2012 and is certified for integration onto the F-4E 2020 and F-16 Block 40 fighter aircraft.

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It was first test-fired from a McDonnell Douglas F-4E 2020 strike aircraft in August 2011.

The Undersecretariat for Defense Industries under the Ministry of National Defense placed a $25m worth contract with Kale Aero in February 2012 to develop turbojet engines for the SOM weapon system.

Design and features of SOM cruise missile

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The SOM cruise missile features a modular design, offers high-lethality and delivers enhanced operational flexibility. It has a low detectable capability and a longer range compared to surface-to-air missiles. It is compatible with the Nato UAI standard.

The missile is capable of performing in-flight re-targeting as well as in-flight mission selection among pre-planned missions. Its rear section is fitted with control fins for providing lifting and improved manoeuvrability.

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Suspension lugs fitted to the missile provide mechanical interface between the missile and the launch aircraft. The weapon system also incorporates a power system, fuel tank, air inlet, wing deployment system, and a missile computer.

The missile system weighs 600kg and is equipped with a 230kg blast fragmentation and dual stage tandem penetration warhead. It features selectable impact parameters.

Operational Characteristics

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  • Long Range (250+ km)
  • Low Observable
  • High Precision Navigation with INS/GPS/TRN/IBN
  • High Precision Terminal Guidance with IIR and Data Fusion
  • Resistance to Counter Measures / Clutter
  • Wide Firing Envelope Allows Off-Boresight Engagement
  • Target of Opportunity Capability
  • In Flight Mission Selection
  • In Flight Retargeting
  • Selectable Impact Parameters
  • NATO UAI Compatibility
SOM-A SOM-B1 SOM-B2
Length ~4 m ~4 m ~4 m
Weight 1300-lb Class 1300-lb Class 1300-lb Class
Range 250+ km 250+ km 250+ km
Warhead ~500-lb High Explosive / Blast Fragmentation ~500-lb High Explosive / Blast Fragmentation ~500-lb High Explosive / Blast Fragmentation
Seeker Imaging Infrared Imaging Infrared
Guidance Systems INS/GPS/TRN INS/GPS /TRN/IBN/ATA INS/GPS /TRN/IBN/ATA
Platforms F-4
F-16
F-4
F-16
F-4
F-16

Source roketsan.com.tr

Guidance and navigation

SOM is equipped with an imaging infrared (IIR) seeker and an inertial measurement unit (IMU) for high-precision guidance. The IIR seeker incorporates a high-resolution imaging system and allows detection of predefined targets with long ranges, high-agility, and resistance to electronic countermeasures / clutter.

The cruise missile is navigated using global positioning system (GPS), inertial navigation system (INS), terrain referenced navigation (TRN), image-based navigation (IBN), and automatic target recognition (ATR) sensors. It also incorporates a radar and barometric altimeter for determining the flight altitude, and has the ability to follow waypoints and terrain contours.

Propulsion and performance of SOM missile

The Stand-Off missile is powered by a turbojet engine and has a range of more than 180km. It is operable under all weather conditions, and also in hostile environments.

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Engine

KTJ-3200 Turbojet engine developed by Kale Arge to be used in SOM Cruising Missile and the sub-systems of the engine have started the qualification tests. Upon completion of the qualification tests, acceptance tests of the KTJ-3200 will begin. If the tests are successful, the KTJ-3200, which is planned to become operational in 2019, will end the bağımlılık critical dependency indeki in the SOM project. In addition, the engine can be used in various projects with various modifications.

SOM Missile developed by TÜBİTAK-SAGE and produced by Roketsan in series production. Within the scope of the Motor Engine Development Project K, the KTJ-3200 turbojet engine, which was started to be developed by Kale Arge in 2013, will replace the TR-40 Turbojet Engine, which is currently used in the serial production of the SOM Missile and supplied from France. In addition, thanks to the domestic engine SOM Missile, range can be increased. Translated by google source savunmasanayist.com

Microturbo TRI 40

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TRI 40 – The latest addition to the Microturbo engine family. The small size and high thrust-to-weight ratio make the TRI 40 a promising propulsion unit for state-of-the-art anti-aircraft missiles, training targets and unmanned aircraft. The engine has a four-stage compressor and a single-stage turbine, working on fuel JP8 and JP10. Depending on the version, the engine thrust ranges from 250 to 340 kg. Optimal conditions for engine operation are set at a flight altitude of 0-6000 meters and a maximum speed of M = 0.95. It can be started at speeds M = 0.5 to M = 0.9 at altitudes up to 5300 meters. The first “flying vehicle” with the engine TRI 40 is an anti-missile missile NSM company Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace and MBAD. Source leteckemotory.cz

KTJ-3200 Turbojet engine

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Our turbojet engine, the KTJ-3200, was developed specifically for the navigation missiles, as well as target aircraft, etc. is a Turbojet Engine optimized for use on unmanned platforms.

Its compact design has high propulsion, low fuel consumption and can be started at different altitude / speed conditions.

Turkey’s first national turbojet engine that has KTJ-3200 feature, altitude using our test system, different altitude / performance in terms of speed has already been shown by the year 2019. However; strength, water uptake, degradation, environmental tests are passed through many different tests. All the tests are carried out in Turkey.

In 2019, the qualification of our KTJ-3200 engine will be completed.

Thanks to its superior features, the KTJ-3200 can be quickly adapted to different domestic and foreign platforms with modifications to be made to the needs. Source airturkhaber.com

Details of the SOM-J variant

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SOM-J – lockheedmartin.com

The advanced SOM-J variant will be jointly developed, produced, marketed, and sold by Lockheed Martin and Roketsan. The first stage of SOM-J is scheduled for completion in 2018.

The variant is intended to provide exceptional anti-surface warfare capabilities to the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter and other similar aircraft.

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SOM-J – lockheedmartin.com

Main Features

  • Long Range (120+ NM)
  • Low Observable
  • Highly Survivable
  • High Precision Navigation with INS/GPS/TRN/IBN
  • Highly Precise Terminal Guidance with IIR and Data Fusion
  • Target of Opportunity Capability
  • In-Flight Retargeting
  • Network Enabled Weapon (NEW) Capability
  • Universal Armament Interface (UAI) Compatibility
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SOM-J – lockheedmartin.com

Technical Specifications

Length ~4 meters
Weight 1000-lb Class
Range 120+ NM
Warhead ~310-lb Blast Fragmentation / Semi-Armor Piercing
Seeker Imaging Infrared
Guidance System INS / GPS / TRN / IBN / ATA
Platform F-35 / F-16

Source roketsan.com.tr

Main material source airforce-technology.com

Images are from public domain unless otherwise stated

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Safran Helicopter Engines to form Indian JV with HAL

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12 Jul, 16, Source: Safran

Safran Helicopter Engines and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) have agreed to establish, in India, a support centre for national and international rotorcraft customers. The joint venture will be opened in the coming months.

This new centre will provide maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services for Safran TM333 and HAL Shakti engines installed on HAL-built helicopters. This scope would be enlarged to include other engines which both partners may further agree. Safran Helicopter Engines and HAL will provide their customers with a first-class service including optimized engine availability.

With a fleet of over 1,000 engines, including 250 TM333 and 250 Shakti, India’s armed forces are one of the largest operators of Safran-designed helicopter engines. Shakti is the Indian designation for the Safran Ardiden 1H1, co-developed with HAL and produced under license.

T. Suvarna Raju, HAL Chairman and Managing Director said: “The venture reflects the close relationship established over many years between HAL and Safran Helicopter Engines. It places both partners on an ambitious path towards world-beating customer support in the field of engine MRO”.

Bruno Even, Safran Helicopter Engines CEO, commented “this joint venture marks a new step in the long-lasting and fruitful partnership between Safran Helicopter Engines and HAL. We are extremely proud of the continued confidence placed in us by HAL. Together we are committed to delivering world-class support to our customers, both in India and throughout the region”.

The joint venture will provide the impetus for the “Made-in-India” initiative and its ambition of flying around 1,000 Shakti engines in India during the coming years.
Shakti is fitted to HAL’s ALH/Dhruv and has been selected to power the HAL-designed Light Combat Helicopter (LCH). Ardiden 1U variant powers the new Light Utility Helicopter (LUH), a three-ton single-engine aircraft under development.

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TM 333

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The engines of the TM 333 family cover a power range from 900 to 1100 shp. They are intended for helicopters 3 to 6 tons.

The TM 333 powers the Dhruv twin-engine helicopter of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). 300 TM 333 have been produced to date, with more than 65,400 flight hours.

The TM 333 was originally designed to power the twin-engine Dauphin and Panther Helicopters Airbus. Developed on the Panther, he found its first commercial application on the Dhruv.

The TM 333 adopts a simple architecture consists of two main modules which are: a compressor with two axial stages and one centrifugal stage, a combustion chamber in reverse flow, a gas generator turbine with a floor, and a turbine free power to a floor.

Source @safran-helicopter-engines.com

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Airbus Signs With Roketsan To Add Missiles, Bombs to C-295

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, Defense News10:01 a.m. EDT July 14, 2016

FARNBOROUGH, England — Airbus and Turkey’s Roketsan have signed to arm Airbus’ C-295 aircraft with laser-guided missiles and bombs, part of Airbus’ drive to give the widely sold transport plane new roles.

The two firms signed a memorandum of understanding at the Farnborough International Airshow on Wednesday to team on the design, integration and testing of Roketsan weapons, including the 70mm laser-guided Cirit missile and the long-range, laser-guided L-UMTAS anti-tank missile, as well as the Teber laser-guided bomb.

“There is a clear opportunity for us to address the global requirement for a cost-effective, armed utility aircraft, and Roketsan’s product range and proven expertise make them the obvious partner,” said Airbus’ head of military aircraft, Fernando Alonso.

The move forms part of Airbus’ expansion program for the C-295, which is already used as a maritime patrol aircraft by four customers.

The next step is to introduce an electronic intelligence and communications intelligence version, as well as an aircraft with early-warning capabilities, said Fernando Ciria, Airbus’ head of marketing for tactical airlifters and ISR.

Also on the list is a ground surveillance version for border control missions, with a radar offering ground moving target indicator and synthetic aperture radar functions yet to be selected, said Ciria.

“Some customers are also interested in strike capabilities,” he said, adding that pylons now fitted for torpedoes on the maritime patrol versions would be used for the Roketsan munitions, with target designators also added.

To date, Airbus C-235 aircraft obtained from the Spanish Air Force have been turned into gunships by ATK for use by Jordan.

As further evidence of its move to extend the use of the C-295, Airbus used the air show to show off an aircraft rigged to provide in-flight refueling to other slow-moving aircraft or helicopters.

The roll-on, roll-off system contains 90 feet of tubing and a refueling basket, which can be extended from the open ramp at the rear of the aircraft, with the capacity to provide 6 tons of fuel, said Ciria.

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2.75” Laser Guided Missile CİRİT

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Properties of the Product

CİRİT, is a missile with the longest range in its class which provides a superior precision against light, armored/unarmored and stationary/mobile targets as well as being a cost effective solution.

Basic Specifications

  • The 2.75″ Missile with the Longest Range
  • Insensitive Munitions (Level V)
  • Multi Purpose (Armor Piercing, Anti Personnel and Incendiary) Warhead
  • Integration to Various Platforms (Helicopter, UAV, Land Vehicle, Stationary Platform, Light Assault Aircraft, Naval Platform)
  • Standard Mode and Smart Mode Pod Integration
  • Not a Guidance Kit, New Generation All-Up Round Missile System
  • Composite Propellent Technology with Reduced Smoke

In the Inventory of Turkish Armed Forces

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Diameter 2.75″ (70 mm)
Maximum Range 8 km
Minimum Range 1,5 km
Weight 15 kg (Without tube complete)
Propellant Type HTPB Based, Smokeless, Composite Solid Propellant
Warhead Type Multi Purpose Warhead, Armor Piercing, Personnel, Incendiary
Warhead Type High Explosive Warhead
Guidance Mid – Phase Guidance with MEMS – AÖB
Guidance Terminal Guidance with Semi-Active Laser Seeker
Target Types Light Armored / Unarmored Vehicles, Stationary and Moving Targets, Bunkers
Platforms Helicopters (AH – 1W, T – 129 ATAK etc.), UAV’s,  Land Vehicles, Light Assault Aircraft, Naval Platforms and Stationary Platforms 

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L-UMTAS anti-tank missile

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Properties of the Product

  • UMTAS, with its Imaging Infrared Seeker and Laser Seeker options, is an anti-tank missile, having a range of 8 km and lock on before/after launch and “fire and forget/fire and update” properties, used against armored targets, from air to ground as well as ground to ground.

Basic Properties

  • Insensitive Munitions (Level V)
  • Tandem Warhead Effective Against Reactive Armors
  • Integration to Various Platforms (helicopter, UAV, Land Vehicle, Stationary Platform, Light Attack Aircraft, Naval Platform)
  • IIR or Laser Seeker Options
  • Lock on Before / After – Launch
  • Fire and Forget / Fire and Update Properties
  • RF Data Link
  • Smokeless Composite Solid Propellant

Product Description

UMTAS, which was developed by Roketsan primary for use from attack helicopters, is an antitank missile system. With its advanced technology it is highly effective against all armored threats in the field.

UMTAS, with its maximum range of 8 km and minimum range of 500 m is capable of operating all weather conditions and day/night.

UMTAS, which can be used in Fire and Forget and Fire and Update modes, with the flexibility provided by its target update capability, offers to fire behind the mask position, fire against targets hiding behind mask and adjust hit point and damage assesment capability. UMTAS, defined as the official antitank system of the National Attack Helicopter (T – 129) under development, can be integrated to various platforms (Helicopter, UAV, Land Vehicle, Stationary Platform, Light Assault Aircraft, Naval Platform)

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Technical Specifications

Diameter 160 mm
Max. Rangel 8 km
Min. Range 0,5 km
Weight 37,5 kg
Propellant Type HTPB-Based Reduced Smoke Composite Propellant
Warhead Type Insensitive Tandem Warhead Effective Against Armor with Reactive Protection
Guidance Imager Infrared (IIR) or Laser
Target Types Heavy Armored / Armored Vehicles
Platforms Helicopters (AH – 1 W, T – 129 ATAK etc.), UAV’s,  Land Vehicles, Light Attack Aircraft, Naval Platforms and Stationary Platforms

Source @roketsan.com.tr

Teber laser-guided bomb

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TEBER system is designed to increase the probability of hit, against moving target. TEBER is compatible with Mk-81 and Mk-82 general purpose bombs.
TEBER consists of a semi-active laser seeker (SAL), a (body) strake kit that is located in the front section. Tail section has aerodynamic control surfaces, inertial guidance system combined with GPS/GNSS receiver, guidance computer, control actuation system and thermal battery.
Growing interest for TEBER for the requirements of Gulf countries is expected.

Guidance Modes INS onlyINS+GPS

INS + GPS + Laser

Range 2 – 8 Nautical Mile (Depending on release altitude)
CEP – 50 < 3 m
Maneuver Capability ± 3 g
Moving Target Engagement Up to 110 km/s
Weight  (Mk-82, Mk-81) ~270 kg (595 lb), ~155 kg (345 lb)
Length  (Mk-82,Mk-81) 2650 mm (104’’), 2100 mm (81.5’’)

Source @mea-aviation.com

MC-27J ATK: Details

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