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Il y a 2 heures, rendbo a dit :

Bah si : au cas où tu n'aurais pas déjà un ulcère avec toutes ces dénominations de Su (et nous pauvres brêles qui confondons les variantes et les petites lettres), tu pourras doubler tes chances grâce au camps d'en face ! :chirolp_iei:

Pauvres brêles? Tutututu, ne me prêterais-tu pas des mots que je n'ai jamais prononcé? :happy:

Le camp d'en face n'est pas intéressant: trop propre, trop simple, trop facile. Aucun challenge à relever dans tout ça. Par contre, à force de casser les burnes avec le -S; ça finit par percuter même quand je ne dis rien. Du bon Pavlov quoi :tongue:

(Ouais bon et puis c'est le Super Hornet le sujet ici)

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Et les CFT qui vont avec sont financés :

"US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) is awarding Boeing a $219,600,000 contract for non-recurring efforts associated with Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) 6503 for the design, development, test and integration of the conformal fuel tanks (CFTs) for the Super Hornet.  Work will be completed in July 2022."

http://www.combataircraft.net/2018/02/15/us-navy-funds-cfts-for-super-hornet/

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Il y a 3 heures, zx a dit :

Le récit des événements fait froid dans le dos, sans jeu de mots. La température qui descend à -30° dans le cockpit, ouch!

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Le récit des événements fait froid dans le dos, sans jeu de mots. La température qui descend à -30° dans le cockpit, ouch!

C'est un récit, et je le soupçonne d'exagérer le côté dramatique. Le problème a dû être réglé en quelques dizaines de secondes.

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Boeing se charge de la modernisation des Super-Hornet de l'US Navy

http://www.air-cosmos.com/boeing-se-charge-de-la-modernisation-des-super-hornet-de-l-us-navy-108197

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block III (flightglobal)

The FY2018 budget also included about $265 million in research funding to support Block III capabilities including the conformal fuel tanks, advanced cockpit system, IRST21 (infrared search and track) and AESA radar upgrades.

Boeing has been developing the advanced cockpit system for more than a year and plans to fly both the ACS and conformal fuel tanks with the navy in 2018, Gillian says.

The Block III F/A-18 will also come equipped with Tactical Targeting Networking Technology (TTNT).

The non-stealthy data-link is already a programme of record of the navy’s E2-D Hawkeye early warning aircraft and Boeing is now focusing on delivering the technology to the EA-18G Growler and Super Hornet, Gillian says.

 

 

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110 x nouveaux Super Hornet Block III pour la US Navy de 2019 à 2024 en plus de la transformation toute la flotte actuelle

de Super Hornet Block II au standard Block III / International Road Map.

Boeing peut dire merci à Donald Trump qui est un pro Super Hornet que qui n'aime vraiment pas le trio F-35 A/B/C !

Si on ajoute la commande confirmée de 40 x Super Hornet Block III / International Road Map du Koweit, la survie de cet avion de combat

semble assurée pour quelques décennies et va probablement faire réfléchir les Suisse et les Finlandais. 

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SharkOwl 

 

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il y a 28 minutes, SharkOwl a dit :

110 x nouveaux Super Hornet Block III pour la US Navy de 2019 à 2024 en plus de la transformation toute la flotte actuelle

de Super Hornet Block II au standard Block III / International Road Map.

Boeing peut dire merci à Donald Trump qui est un pro Super Hornet que qui n'aime vraiment pas le trio F-35 A/B/C !

Si on ajoute la commande confirmée de 40 x Super Hornet Block III / International Road Map du Koweit, la survie de cet avion de combat

semble assurée pour quelques décennies et va probablement faire réfléchir les Suisse et les Finlandais. 

Au passage il assure un plan de charge à GE pour le F414, et à Raytheon pour l'APG79, tout en mettant une pression de tous les diables sur LM. Le prix du F-35C risque un nouveau renchérissement.
C'est bien joué de la part de Trump. Il envoie un signal fort aux autres avionneurs: à l'avenir il y a de la place pour tout le monde plutôt que pour seulement LM qui avait réussi un coup magistral en s'imposant pour les trois futurs avions de l'USAF, de l'US NAVY et des Marines.
Reste à voir si le développement de ce dérivé du Super Hornet va se dérouler sans heurts. Ce calendrier peut également surprendre à un moment ou le prix moyen du F-35 est en baisse.

Je me demande quels seront les effets de cette annonce sur l'action LM...

Et je suis tout aussi d'accord pour les finlandais et les suisses. Plus les premiers que les seconds cela dit, ce Super Hornet étant très typé "frappe dans la profondeur" avec un rayon d'action augmenté.

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Au passage il assure un plan de charge à GE pour le F414, et à Raytheon pour l'APG79, tout en mettant une pression de tous les diables sur LM. Le prix du F-35C risque un nouveau renchérissement.
C'est bien joué de la part de Trump. Il envoie un signal fort aux autres avionneurs: à l'avenir il y a de la place pour tout le monde plutôt que pour seulement LM qui avait réussi un coup magistral en s'imposant pour les trois futurs avions de l'USAF, de l'US NAVY et des Marines.
Reste à voir si le développement de ce dérivé du Super Hornet va se dérouler sans heurts. Ce calendrier peut également surprendre à un moment ou le prix moyen du F-35 est en baisse.

Je me demande quels seront les effets de cette annonce sur l'action LM...

Et je suis tout aussi d'accord pour les finlandais et les suisses. Plus les premiers que les seconds cela dit, ce Super Hornet étant très typé "frappe dans la profondeur" avec un rayon d'action augmenté.

Le développement du nouveau Super Hornet Block III est déjà très avancé !

Tour avion avec le pilote d'essai Ricardo Traven, un canadien, ex RCAF pilote de CF-18.

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Boeing’s Next-Gen Super Hornet Will Be (Sort Of) Stealthy

http://aviationweek.com/defense/boeing-s-next-gen-super-hornet-will-be-sort-stealthy

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President Donald Trump was ridiculed on Twitter after pronouncing during a visit to Boeing’s St. Louis facility that the company’s new F/A-18 Super Hornet will be equipped with the “latest and the greatest stealth, and a lot of things on that plane that people don’t even know about.”

But it turns out Trump was on to something. Boeing is about to kick off an exhaustive effort to transition the U.S. Navy’s carrier air wing to the “Block III” Super Hornet, a next-generation version of the strike fighter complete with new sensors, extended range, a more powerful computer and, yes, enhanced stealth coating.

These changes will allow the Super Hornet to fly alongside the Lockheed Martin F-35Ccarrier variant as the backbone of the Navy’s carrier air wing into the 2040s and beyond, says Dan Gillian, Boeing F/A-18 and EA-18 program manager.

Block III Super Hornet will get enhanced stealth coating

New aircraft will begin rolling off the production line in 2020

Trump previewed the new and improved fighter during a March 14 visit to the St. Louis facility, which has been building F/A-18s, first the A-D Hornet and later the E/F Super Hornet, since 1978.

Gillian confirms that an improved low-observable (LO) coating will be one of five key characteristics of the Block III Super Hornet. The fighter is already “a very stealth airplane today”—he says, declining to elaborate—but there are new coatings engineers can apply on different surfaces of the aircraft to make it even more survivable, he says.

The F/A-18 was not designed specifically to be stealthy and lacks many of the fundamental stealth characteristics baked into Lockheed Martin’s F-35 and F-22airframes. But there are other ways to enhance stealth, such as adding LO coating and radar-absorbent material improvements in certain locations on the airframe. A few simple changes “can buy us just a little bit of performance that’s low-cost and easy to go do,” Gillian says.

The souped-up aircraft the Navy has agreed to buy looks very different from Boeing’s original 2013 proposal for an “Advanced Super Hornet,” which focused on stealth. Boeing engineers found they needed to make design compromises to significantly reduce the aircraft’s radar cross section—for instance, by restricting payload, Gillian told Aviation Week in 2017 (AW&ST Feb. 20-March 5, 2017, p. 17).

This drove Boeing to drop certain features of the 2013 proposal, such as an enclosed weapons pod and internal infrared search-and-track (IRST) sensor, from the newest package.

The Navy will begin procuring the Block III Super Hornet in fiscal 2019 with a 24-aircraft buy. Credit: Boeing

The Navy will begin procuring the Block III Super Hornet in fiscal 2019 with a 24-aircraft buy, the first of which will come off the production line in 2020. Over the next five years, the Navy proposes buying 110 additional Super Hornets, including a three-year procurement, which is a significant boost from last year’s budget request. Meanwhile, the Navy will accelerate divestiture of the legacy Hornets, with the last active component squadron transitioning to the Super Hornet in 2018. The service plans to send the last F/A-18 A-D to the boneyard no later than the fiscal 2030 timeframe.

Boeing aims to deliver one Block III squadron per carrier air wing by 2024 and two squadrons of Block IIIs per carrier air wing by 2027, Gillian says.

Boeing will achieve this goal both by building new Super Hornets and by upgrading the older Block II aircraft to the Block III configuration i -depot. Boeing intends to start service life modification (SLM) work on the Block II aircraft in St. Louis in April. 

The SLM’s initial focus will be extending airframe life to 9,000 hr. from 6,000, Gillian says. Later, SLM will incorporate efforts to make the aircraft more “maintainable”—for example, grooming wire, fixing corrosion and replacing ducts. Boeing is also working with the Navy on a “reset” of the Super Hornet’s environmental control system following a spike in hypoxia-like physiological episodes in the fleet.

SLM will expand to include the full Block II-to-Block III conversion in the early 2020s, Gillian says. This means LO improvements; an advanced cockpit system with a large-area display for improved user interface, a more powerful computer called the distributed targeting processor network, a bigger data pipe for passing information called Tactical Targeting Network Technology and conformal fuel tanks (CFT).

The CFTs will extend the range of the aircraft by 100-120 nm. They are designed to replace the extra fuel tanks the Super Hornet currently slings under its wings, reducing weight and drag and enabling additional payload.

Boeing in February received a potential $219.6 million order to design, develop, test and integrate the CFTs. This work will manifest both in the new-build aircraft that will roll off the line in 2020 and the aircraft being converted from Block II to Block III, Gillian says.

Finally, the Block III upgrade also will include a long-range IRST sensor that will allow the Super Hornet to detect and track advanced threats from a distance.

Gillian expects SLM work will take 18 months per aircraft at first, but he wants to drive that time down to 12 months. 

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Difficile à dire. C'est plutôt que le f-35C met du temps à venir et que par contre les super-hornets vieillissent très vite étant très souvent en opération. Apparemment les 110 sont là pour gérer ce double effet. 

Mais je suis d'accord avec toi ça risque de réduire le besoin de la Navy sur le nombre de f-35C.

Maintenant je pense que la Navy va continuer à vanter le f-35C tout en priant que les autres projet de fighter et le MQ-25 progressent le plus rapidement possible. Elle peut gagner de cette manière quelques années sans s'engager de trop sur le f-35C.

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Il y a 3 heures, The mouse a dit :

Modification du contrat pour des Boeing   F / A-18E et EA-18G pour la Marine. Je cite.

J'ai un problème avec les dates mentionnées. On dirait la publication récente d'un vieux contrat.

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Et voilà ; confirmation de l'achat de 110 f-18 block III et du SLM des F-18 block II pour porter leur durée de vie à 9000 heures.

Le block III grâce à ses CFT gagne en rayon d'action par rapport à une configuration avec réservoirs ventraux.

https://www.strategicfront.org/forums/threads/lockheed-martin-f-35-lightning-and-f-22-raptor-news-discussion.239/page-13#post-34617

1 - Pas bon pour les affaires du f-35.

2 - Sa crédibilité pour l'Inde et le CANADA est renforcée

 

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Ils essayent de faire du block III une sorte de Rafale F4.2

Navy, Boeing Tout Block III Super Hornet As Partner For F-35

https://breakingdefense.com/2018/05/navy-boeing-tout-block-iii-super-hornet-as-partner-for-f-35/

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First, stealthy F-35Cs scout ahead into hostile airspace and spot enemy stealth fighters in flight. They report over the Link-16 network back to an E-2D Hawkeye command plane circling far in the rear, out of range of enemy anti-aircraft fire, and under the protection ofEA-18G Growler radar-jamming planes. The E-2D transmits the data over the higher-bandwidth TTNT network to F/A-18 Super Hornets, red icons popping up on the Block III’s improved cockpit displays.

While the hostiles are hard to pinpoint on radar, many Block III Hornets have advanced Infra-Red Search & Track sensors that can pick up their engine heat. Two ISRT-equipped Hornets intercept from different angles to triangulate their targets precisely, sharing data over TTNT, then open fire.

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To make this symbiosis work, the Super Hornet needs new electronics, which are one of the most prominent features of the Block III model. Upgrading to Block III adds

  • the Lockheed Martin MUOS (Mobile User Objective System) satellite communications link to share data with friendly forces too far away for line-of-sight radio.
  • the Rockwell Collins TTNT (Tactical Targeting Network Technology) network also found on the EA-18G Growler (itself a Super Hornet variant) and E-2G Hawkeye, allowing rapid transfer of large amounts of data even in the face of hostile jamming. TTNT is in turn part of the NIFC-CA (Naval Integrated Fire Control – Counter-Air) system.
  • the Distributed Targeting Processor-Networked (DTP-N), which handles all that data onboard the aircraft, boasting 17 times the processor speed of current (Block II) Super Hornets and an open architecture for easier upgrades in the future.
  • the Infrared Search and Track (IRST) sensor, which is bought under a separate program; not every Block III Super Hornet will have the sensor (or need it, since it’s mainly relevant to air-to-air combat, not anti-ship or ground attack missions). A single aircraft with ISRT can only determine what direction the enemy is in, but two aircraft sharing data over TTNT can triangulate the precise location, giving targeting-quality data.
  • the Advanced Cockpit System (ACS) to pull together all the data from these different sensors and networks into a clear and intuitive picture.
  • conformal fuel tanks which fit snugly against the aircraft’s hull, streamlined so they don’t create aerodynamic drag or glaring radar reflections like traditional drop tanks. As a result, the Block III will be able to strike targets about 120 nautical miles further away than the Block II or stay on station longer over friendly forces it’s protecting.
  • a 10 percent reduction in radar cross section, although this will be more than cancelled out by carrying missiles under the wing.
  • a 50 percent increase in service life, from 6,000 to 9,000 flight hours. To last this much longer, new-construction Block IIIs will have redesigned and stronger components, while existing Block IIs being upgraded to IIIs will have their structure reinforced in key places.

 

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C'est une modernisation très solide dans l'esprit. Je suis juste mitigé sur l'IRST emporté en ventral.
Et effectivement beaucoup de points issus de la même philosophie que celle qui a présidé à la conception du Rafale.

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