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  • Tango III
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    • Sep 2006
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    Air Force releases study on future air superiority

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    • djcross
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      • Jan 2000
      • 5467

      What a monumental waste of money!

      Jammers like Growler are useless unless they have line of sight to the targeted radar, and the jammer needs to be roughly in line with the threat radar and the jets the jammer is defending. Big, heavy, draggy pods limit the altitude/airspeed at which a Growler can operate. This can place the Growler well within range of enemy anti-radiation homing SAMs.

      I suspect the jammer pod program isn't about finding a way to make Gen 4 F/A-18s safe. Its really a jobs program for NAVAIR bureaucrats.

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      • hopsalot
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        • Aug 2012
        • 3166

        Originally posted by djcross View Post
        What a monumental waste of money!

        Jammers like Growler are useless unless they have line of sight to the targeted radar, and the jammer needs to be roughly in line with the threat radar and the jets the jammer is defending. Big, heavy, draggy pods limit the altitude/airspeed at which a Growler can operate. This can place the Growler well within range of enemy anti-radiation homing SAMs.

        I suspect the jammer pod program isn't about finding a way to make Gen 4 F/A-18s safe. Its really a jobs program for NAVAIR bureaucrats.

        Write a letter to the Navy... save us all from this terrible waste.

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        • haavarla
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          • Dec 2008
          • 6715

          Originally posted by djcross View Post
          What a monumental waste of money!

          Jammers like Growler are useless unless they have line of sight to the targeted radar, and the jammer needs to be roughly in line with the threat radar and the jets the jammer is defending. Big, heavy, draggy pods limit the altitude/airspeed at which a Growler can operate. This can place the Growler well within range of enemy anti-radiation homing SAMs.

          I suspect the jammer pod program isn't about finding a way to make Gen 4 F/A-18s safe. Its really a jobs program for NAVAIR bureaucrats.
          Is there another cheaper and more practical way to field stand off Jammer system..?
          Thanks

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          • Rii
            Rii
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            • Oct 2010
            • 3449

            Originally posted by djcross View Post
            What a monumental waste of money!

            Jammers like Growler are useless unless they have line of sight to the targeted radar, and the jammer needs to be roughly in line with the threat radar and the jets the jammer is defending. Big, heavy, draggy pods limit the altitude/airspeed at which a Growler can operate. This can place the Growler well within range of enemy anti-radiation homing SAMs.

            I suspect the jammer pod program isn't about finding a way to make Gen 4 F/A-18s safe. Its really a jobs program for NAVAIR bureaucrats.
            So .... Lockheed Martin didn't get the contract?

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            • djcross
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              • Jan 2000
              • 5467

              Originally posted by haavarla View Post
              Is there another cheaper and more practical way to field stand off Jammer system..?
              No. SOJ doesn't work because of sidelobe nulling. Everybody knows how to do it.
              Use stand in jamming by MALD-J.
              Last edited by djcross; 13th April 2016, 13:50.

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              • TomcatViP
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                • Nov 2011
                • 6127

                Originally posted by djcross View Post
                No. SOJ doesn't work because of sidelobe nulling. Everybody knows how to do it.
                Use stand in jamming by MALD-J.
                Wasn't MALD-J already the object of a contract earlier?

                MALD-J can operate alone or in pairs, but is designed to work with and leverage other electronic warfare platforms.
                From Raytheon...

                Jammers

                Enemies can't target what they can't see. Raytheon's airborne jammers provide a cloak of protection, confusing adversaries, creating "ghost" aircraft and foiling sensors with focused radio energy. They include the:

                Jammers
                •Next Generation Jammer (NGJ), a cutting-edge electronic attack pod for the EA-18G Growler jet.
                •AN/ALQ-184, a self-protection pod for tactical aircraft.
                •The Miniature Air-Launched Decoy-Jammer (MALD-J) , a tiny, self-propelled jammer that can fly up to 500 nautical miles.
                Last edited by TomcatViP; 13th April 2016, 17:15.

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                • Tango III
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                  • Sep 2006
                  • 25371

                  Pentagon, Pratt Reach $1.4B F-35 Engine Agreement

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                  • Tango III
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                    • Sep 2006
                    • 25371

                    UK receives final F-35 test aircraft

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                    • Tango III
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                      • Sep 2006
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                      The Air Force Has a Real Plan to Build a Replacement for the A-10

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                      • TomcatViP
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                        • Nov 2011
                        • 6127

                        France and Germany Suspend Backing for Airbus Export Credit Deals after UK

                        France and Germany join[...] the U.K. in suspending backing for deals amid concerns about the aircraft maker's failure to disclose the use of middlemen in certain transactions.[...]The U.K. export credit agency said it had suspended backing for Airbus deals, such as overseas sales of aircraft and satellites, while the review is under way.

                        [...]the use of agents is permitted, but needs to be fully disclosed. It has also sought more information from the plane maker about its practices in using such middlemen
                        [...]
                        6% of its shipments last year received export support from its European government backers.
                        Source:
                        Nasdaq.com

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                        • Tango III
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                          • Sep 2006
                          • 25371

                          French Navy Atlantique shows new designation ability over Iraq

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                          • Tango III
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                            • Sep 2006
                            • 25371

                            What is the value of DT?

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                            • Tango III
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                              • Sep 2006
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                              Radar Planes: Why Does the Air Force Need A Dozen Years to Buy 17 Off-the-Shelf Aircraft? (excerpt)

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                              • Tango III
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                                • Sep 2006
                                • 25371

                                P&W locks in $1 billion contract for F-35 engines

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                                • djcross
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                                  • Jan 2000
                                  • 5467

                                  Q: Why does it take a dozen years?
                                  A: Because they aren't buying a capability for the warfighter. They are buying a jobs program for .gov bureaucrats.

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                                  • Tango III
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                                    • Sep 2006
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                                    F-15s stop at Tulsa International for mechanical issues

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                                    • Tango III
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                                      • Sep 2006
                                      • 25371

                                      India to pay $8.8 bn for Rafale fighter jets: reports

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                                      • Tango III
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                                        • Sep 2006
                                        • 25371

                                        HAL In Talks with Swedish Firm for Upgraded Tejas

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                                        • medo
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                                          • Dec 2010
                                          • 326

                                          Not long ago it was 8 billion $ for 36 Rafales, now 8,8 billion $. If they negotiate a little more, India will pay 10 billion $ for 36 Rafales. This is more than 240 million $ per jet, so I wonder if they will be made from gold and diamonds. I wonder what capabilities will Rafale bring over Su-30MKI, that it is worth to pay 200 million $ more per jet. I think this difference in price will pay all maintenances, services, fuel and armament for Su-30MKI in its service life, while with Rafale they only get a plane.

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