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  • bring_it_on
    2005-year of the RAPTOR!!
    • Jun 2004
    • 12480

    #61
    Both Northrop and Boeing could potentially be winners since Boeing, has not committed itself to a radar supplier and are open to integrate any sensor the air-force sees fit onto the 737-700. Anyhow this is the Northrop G550.



    Below is a concept :

    Last edited by bring_it_on; 4th February 2015, 05:42.
    Old radar types never die; they just phased array

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    • MadRat
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Aug 2006
      • 5032

      #62
      The mini-JSTARS is cute and all, but it looks too cramped. I'd much rather have a stubby short body than a long cylinder. Too little leg room. I want 3-dimensional holograms displaying battle space. Glow in the dark marker writing on see-through dry erase boards. The epitome of the Star Wars rebel attack command station. Perhaps this is more plausible with a Flying Wing? Anyone?

      Last edited by MadRat; 4th February 2015, 07:50.
      Go Huskers!

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      • djcross
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Jan 2000
        • 5464

        #63
        All the relevant data would be compressed and piped down to the Joint Operations Center. The old days of a fuselage full of specialists sitting at consoles is long over.

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        • bring_it_on
          2005-year of the RAPTOR!!
          • Jun 2004
          • 12480

          #64
          Originally posted by MadRat View Post
          The mini-JSTARS is cute and all, but it looks too cramped. I'd much rather have a stubby short body than a long cylinder. Too little leg room. I want 3-dimensional holograms displaying battle space. Glow in the dark marker writing on see-through dry erase boards. The epitome of the Star Wars rebel attack command station. Perhaps this is more plausible with a Flying Wing? Anyone?

          What is more important to me is the size of the radar. NG is pitching a radar on the G550 that is just 15% smaller than on the JSTARS, so if they can get adequate power the performance of the sensor would most likely match or exceed given the difference in tech between then and now. Like they have said in media, they have offered solutions based on the smallest possible business jet as well as Boeing and Airbus aircraft. The main objective of the Recap effort is to pay for the new builds with the money saved from operating the fleet of JSTARS which tells me that for now at least the USAF is not going to go in for a big platform. If its open architecture and scalable they could migrate at any time in the future if need be but i seriously doubt that they would.
          Old radar types never die; they just phased array

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          • bring_it_on
            2005-year of the RAPTOR!!
            • Jun 2004
            • 12480

            #65
            You'll see those on Unmanned vehicles. The JSTARS-Recap effort is a simple project that utilizes only the most mature technology (AESA radars developed under the MRTIP for example) and packs it into a system that is affordable and that is paid for by savings from JSTARS early retirement. Nothing fancy is being sought here.
            Old radar types never die; they just phased array

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            • swerve
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Jun 2005
              • 13612

              #66
              The Brazilian P-95 (EMB-110 maritime surveillance variant) is being re-fitted with the Selex Seaspray 5000E. Another AESA retrofit.
              Juris praecepta sunt haec: honeste vivere, alterum non laedere, suum cuique tribuere.
              Justinian

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