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Thread: UCAV/UAV/UAS News and discussion 2015

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    Manually controlled landing just like in the old days (although Ryan's didn't have that shinny set of remote control (see old vids )

    Isn't the Shiebel design the one booted out of Ukraine because of its inability to resist any Russian jamming?

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    no. it was a raven with old datalink afaik

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    "The Mission’s UAV strength has been severely undermined during last several months," an OSCE spokesperson told C4ISRNET in an emailed message. "Apart from long-range UAVs, our mid-range and mini-UAVs were targeted during that time as well.”

    The specific long-range aircraft affected were the Austrian-made Schiebel Camcopter S-100s. "

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    Apparently there should be a laser datalink on FCAS (tested on a plane in 2006 by ONERA between plane and satellite)

    "Nous travaillons aussi sur le système de communications laser de l’appareil et sur la furtivité de l’avion, indique Franck Lefèvre, directeur des programmes de défense de l’Onera. Le développement du Neuron nous aide beaucoup."
    https://www.challenges.fr/salon-du-b...l-onera_482522

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    I prefer this concept:




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    Is that the French one?

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    "Air bled from the engine is routed to openings along the top and bottom of the wing’s trailing edge. Variably controlling the air flow through the four apertures allows the aircraft to be steered."

    Don't tell the blogosphere...

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    The specific long-range aircraft affected were the Austrian-made Schiebel Camcopter S-100s. "

    ty

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    FCAS...?
    Probably not as tech demonstrator phase is to start by end 2017/early2018.

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    "Air bled from the engine is routed to openings along the top and bottom of the wing’s trailing edge. Variably controlling the air flow through the four apertures allows the aircraft to be steered."

    Don't tell the blogosphere...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJs8elFbNBo

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    The Rafael "Drone Dome" system above includes 360 S-Band AESA (range to 30km), an EO/IIR sensor ball, RF detection & jamming capability, and now adds a 50kw laser to the mix.
    "The early bird gets the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese."

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    Airbus gets their Sagitta subscale demonstrator in the air:

    http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press...7/Sagitta.html this link was working but they have since pulled the story......

    It's not looking quite as aerodynamically advanced as the original proposal (unless they lose the vertical control surfaces).
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    Airbus gets their Sagitta subscale demonstrator in the air:
    Link dead.

    i read somewhere (TTU) that BAE complained about FCAS organization and was lobbying parliament to continue Taranis effort. Any source if true?

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    That Airbus link was working when I posted it, and now the release is nowhere to be found....

    I have been troubled by the BAE side of FCAS for a while, if only because BAE have nothing to say on the subject, but if you can find any more information ?

    I have found the article you mentioned: http://www.ttu.fr/fcas-retour-taranis

    here is a translation:

    "Despite the agreement signed with Paris for the development of a common UCAV, London has in no way abandoned cooperation with Northrop under the UCAS-D program of the US Navy. But above all, Britain is pursuing with great discretion its work on its "black program" of national supersonic UCAV, the Taranis.
    Directly inherited from the joint work with Lockheed in the late 1990s on the Dark Star, BAE has capitalized on this partnership by developing for its prototype its own stealth solutions. But most importantly, the British group has carried out important work on the integration of high-capacity batteries to enable the Taranis (the god of lightning among the Celts) to generate the electrical impulse necessary for the use of a future Weapon directed energy unusable on aircraft driven because of the deadly effects of its radiation.
    BAE remains faithfully attached to this project because of the underweight that threatens it after the stop of the Eurofighter production line. But also because he considers himself disadvantaged compared to Dassault within the framework of the FCAS, as demonstrated by his campaign of lobbying the British parliamentarians. This campaign seems to have had a first effect.
    Shortly before the Paris Air Show, it was decided to integrate the Llanbedr air base, also located in Wales, to the Aberporth test center, now operated by QinetiQ, and used until 2001 by the DTOE and The DERA for weapon system testing. While Aberporth is hosting drone trials, such as the Watchkeeper, the most secret projects, such as the Taranis, HERTI or Mantis, were tested in flight far from any potential listening area on the RAAF prohibited area In Woomera, in the Australian desert, located 450 km from Adelaide. The MoD has recently decided to launch new test campaigns on the Taranis, no longer in Australia this time but in Llanbedr.
    The awakening of the Taranis would have been presented to the Welsh parliamentarians as a lever for economic development. A decision which, if confirmed, may give rise to financial arbitrage in the face of the FCAS, due to the state of British military budgets."
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    U.S. to sign MOU with Australia for MQ-4C Triton


    The United States intends to sign a memorandum of understanding with Australia in March so the country can purchase up to seven MQ-4C Triton unmanned systems to complement its P-8A Poseidon multimission maritime aircraft fleet, according to a selected acquisition report obtained by Inside Defense.

    The document also says Germany plans to sign a letter of offer and acceptance in late 2018 for up to four Tritons to replace its Euro Hawk fleet.

    The SAR reveals other foreign governments interested in Triton include Canada, Japan, Norway and the United Kingdom.


    Triton is outfitted with a de-icing capability that works well for countries operating in cooler climates.

    "The mission sensors installed on the MQ-4C Triton provide 360 degree radar and Electro-Optical/Infrared coverage," the document states. "Additional functionality that optimizes the system for maritime search operations includes an Automatic Identification System and an Electronic Support Measures system."

    The SAR shows the Northrop Grumman-built MQ-4C's average procurement unit cost of $171.7 million is below the initial development estimate of $177.3 million.

    Inside the Navy recently reported the Navy's plan to establish in August the first-ever Triton detachment outside the continental United States.

    Both the U.S. Pacific Fleet and U.S. Fleet Forces Command chiefs asked the office of the chief of naval operations to allow the detachment to be based in Guam to support U.S. Pacific Command.
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    Where have we heard before that Taranis is supersonic?
    I mean this has been alleged here for some times but I can't recall reading it elsewhere.

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