Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II (2015) The F-35 has extremely stealth and agile technology, including an integrated sensor package and a range of advanced weaponry such as Sidewinder and Storm Shadow and Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAMs). The single seat fighter has high speed data networking, integrated avionics and sensor fusion which helps to combine the information from off and on board sensors. Pilot will be more aware of the situation and be better able to identify his target and deliver the weapons. Information can be relayed more quickly to other control and command nodes. There are electro-hydrostatic actuators driven by a flight control system.
There have been 250,000 miles of test flights which pushed the aircraft to its limits in different categories. Only when all tests were successfully completed was the aircraft received official certification. The aircraft is the first aviation aircraft in America since the end of the Second World War. The Boeing 337 Stratocruiser is a civilian version of the plane Boeing 29 Superfortress. The aircraft was known
Operation Market Garden required the use of many different observers. They implemented the use of scouts, snipers, and forward observers all trained to call for fire and bring artillery to the enemy. The 82nd Airborne used all assets available in delivering its powerful artillery. One group of observers that did not receive much recognition, but played a vital role, was the aerial observers. These aerial observers were greatly used and were an undeniable force of the overall mission.
Usually, air forces is responsible for gaining control of the air, carrying out calculated and skillful bombing missions and also help in providing support to naval and land forces. Hence, the air force is responsible not just in air combat but also play a part in ground strike
Lieutenant General Joe W. Kelly, commander of the Military Air Transport Service, sent USAF Headquarters an official request for the need of a new transport aircraft. The aircraft General Kelly proposed in 1961 would be able to airlift oversized cargo and carry 100,000 pounds at a distance of 4,500 nautical miles at 440 knots before having to refuel.1 It wasn’t until December 22, 1964 Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara announced that a new military airlifter temporarily known as the CX-HLS would be built.2 The super-convey, capable of conveying outsize cargo, would be the world’s most sizably voluminous aircraft. Fifty of the new aircraft, in tandem with a future force of more than 250 C-141s, would increase the Military Air Transport
For an operation to be successful, then there must be a high intensity of actions with the competent administration of forces, extensive coverage, concealment and flexibility of command. Both Singapore forces and the United States military carry out in joint military warfare operations. The United States as global power armed force and its joint operations One example of a global power armed force is the United States. The United States military in all their operations have always carried out joint operations with the collaboration of all air force, naval forces and the
The United States Air Force is a vital resource to the United States Military, an organization that was founded with the emergence of advanced aviation technology. With strong core values and a clear mission statement, the Air Force has performed as a powerful and superior branch to the United States Military during times of both war and peace since its founding and later recognition as an independent branch in 1947 following the Second World War (McCune, 2016). The organization assists the Army in many operations, and in the context of Joint Operations provides crucial air support needed in order to succeed, such as close air support, transportation of supplies and aid, reconnaissance, bombing runs, medical assistance, and combat patrols
What is the R&D environment like for South African Aerospace and Defence companies? There is an enormous amount of capability in the country. Boeing currently has 2 research grants at UCT and 2 at Stellenbosch University, incorporated under the National Aerospace Corporation (NAC), which is based at Wits University. In what areas would you say the South African aerospace sector is particularly
The medium range-narrow body aircraft are characterised with a seating capacity of 100-200 or more passengers and their distance range is of 3,000-6,000 kilometres. This segment generate the majority of revenue and the highest margins for aircraft manufacturers around the world. UAC is establishing itself as a prominent global aircraft manufacturer, it made headlines with the Sukhoi Super Jet 100 launch in the past decade and currently, it purpose to spearhead the medium range commercial aircraft industry with the MC-21 brand. The aircraft is slated to begin commercial operations from 2019. In addition, on paper, the aircraft’s specification and features make it a go to aircraft in this segment both domestically and internationally.
(Airbus Group, n.d) Five years after its creation, Germany, France and Great Britain have make an agreement on a joint production of Airbus first plane, the Airbus A300. (Airbus Group, n.d) From a consortium it changed its name and get a proper set up as a company. First it was named, Airbus Industrie, then Airbus Group. The airbus creation is all about the race to dominates the sky. It is a competition between the European and the Americans.