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What’s going on with America’s next fighter designs?

WASHINGTON ― America is developing a pair of two new high-tech fighter aircraft, and you probably haven’t heard much about them. Under the leadership of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, the Pentagon has clamped down on talking about cutting-edge capabilities in development, citing concerns about giving potential foes too much information. Nevertheless, some details have emerged about the ongoing programs, one each from the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy. And inlight of European plans for new fighter designs, it is worth revisiting what is, and isn’t, known about the American efforts. In 2016, the U.S. Air Force unveiled its “Air Superiority 2030” study, which posited that although the service would need a new air superiority fighter jet — called Penetrating Counter Air — as soon as the 2030s, it would be just as important that the new plane fit into a "family of systems” of space,cyber, electronic warfareand other enabling technologies. “When you look at — through the lens of the netw…

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ESSM Blok 2 hava hedefini durdurdu | C4Defence





NATO’nun Seasparrow Proje ofisi hava savunma için geliştirilmiş Seasparrow füzesi (Evolved Seasparrow Missile /ESSM) projesi için ilk hedef imha denemesini gerçekleştirdi. Füzenin yeni arayıcı başlığı denemeyi başarıyla geçti. Blok 2’de aktif güdüm arayıcı başlık kullanılıyor. Blok 2 envanterde yer alan versiyondan hedef bulma yöntemiyle ayrılıyor. Yeni başlık hedefini radar ve seyir sırasında kullanılan ilgi akışı ile buluyor. Blok 2 hem aktif hem yarı aktif güdüm sistemleri kullanıyor. ESSM için dört adet deneme atışı daha planlanıyor. Testlerin tamamlanmasından sonra Blok 2’nin seri üretimi başlayacak.
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