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  • BlackArcher
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    • Dec 2010
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    JASDF grounds F-35A fleet following crash

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    • SpudmanWP
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      Originally posted by XB-70 View Post
      World's fastest aviation computer {87 billion instructions per second} soon to be flying on F-15s.

      https://defence-blog.com/news/u-s-ai...hter-jets.html
      Yeah, not so much.

      It seems Boeing conveniently forgot about the F-35's Block 4.2 TR3 upgrade that will be operational before the F-15E+ likely goes IOC.

      The first version (TR1) of the F-35's ICP had 40.8 Billion OPs back in 2003
      https://www.defense-aerospace.com/ar...(july-29).html
      https://www.aviationtoday.com/2003/0...ar-excellence/

      The second version (TR2) of the F-35's ICP has .... (still searching)

      The third version (TR3) will go operational in 2023 with 25x the OPs of the TR2 processor (minimum of 1 trillion OPs)
      https://www.aviationtoday.com/2018/09/27/harris-lm-icp/

      Long story short, at best the F-15E+ will have an ICP that "might" be equal to the current F-35 and at worst it is already outclassed by the F-35. In either case, the F-35's 2023 upgrade will completely trounce the "World's fastest aviation computer"... lol
      Last edited by SpudmanWP; 11th April 2019, 03:52.
      "The early bird gets the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese."

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        Originally posted by SpudmanWP View Post

        Yeah, not so much.

        It seems Boeing conveniently forgot about the F-35's Block 4.2 TR3 upgrade that will be operational before the F-15E+ likely goes IOC.

        The first version (TR1) of the F-35's ICP had 40.8 Billion OPs back in 2003
        https://www.defense-aerospace.com/ar...(july-29).html
        https://www.aviationtoday.com/2003/0...ar-excellence/

        The second version (TR2) of the F-35's ICP has .... (still searching)

        The third version (TR3) will go operational in 2023 with 25x the OPs of the TR2 processor (minimum of 1 trillion OPs)
        https://www.aviationtoday.com/2018/09/27/harris-lm-icp/

        Long story short, at best the F-15E+ will have an ICP that "might" be equal to the current F-35 and at worst it is already outclassed by the F-35. In either case, the F-35's 2023 upgrade will completely trounce the "World's fastest aviation computer"... lol
        We learn something new from you everyday!

        Much appreciated....

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        • SpudmanWP
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          Yikes, here is a source in 2006 talking about IOC ICP capabilities.

          The ICP will process data at up to 1 trillion operations per second, and that capacity could double before the F-35 becomes operational, says Waldrop. Lockheed Martin selected a commercial-based ICP, which costs considerably less than its mil-spec predecessors and promises orders of magnitude more power.
          https://www.aviationtoday.com/2006/0...lf-protection/

          That puts the Block 4.2 (in 2023) specs to at least the 25 trillion OPs mark....

          These numbers are starting to get ridiculous.
          Last edited by SpudmanWP; 11th April 2019, 19:14.
          "The early bird gets the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese."

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          • BlackArcher
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            Poland hopeful of speeding up F-35 acquisition

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            • BlackArcher
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              Analysis- How LIMA deployment marked new high for India's Tejas fighter

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              • BlackArcher
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                Honeywell eyes Malaysia F/A-18D and C-130 upgrade work

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                • BlackArcher
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                  Northrop has been awarded a $3.2 billion contract for 24 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

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                  • TomcatViP
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                    I.T F.L.I.E.S! (yes, bold and LARGE with a lot of points...)

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                    The Roc took off at 06:58L and during the 2.5h flight achieved a maximum altitude of 17,000ft and a speed of 164kt (304km/h), says Stratolaunch. During the test flight the crew evaluated aircraft performance and handling qualities, before landing back at Mojave.

                    Tests included various flight control manoeuvres to calibrate speed and evaluate flight-control systems, including roll doublets, yawing manoeuvres, pushovers and pull-ups, and steady heading sideslips. The crew also flew simulated landing approach exercises at an altitude of 15,000ft.
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                    FlightGlobal.com
                    Last edited by TomcatViP; 14th April 2019, 12:47.

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                    • BlackArcher
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                      Dutch investigate F-16 damaged by own gunfire

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                      • BlackArcher
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                        Greece eyes F-35s as F-16 replacement

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                        • halloweene
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                          What will they pay with? German money?

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                          • haavarla
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                            Originally posted by halloweene View Post
                            What will they pay with? German money?
                            No if anything, rather Murica money.. just like Israel F-35.
                            Thanks

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                            • SpudmanWP
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                              Nah, Israel gets military aide due to it's strategic location, intel, and importance to the US.

                              Greece, not so much.
                              "The early bird gets the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese."

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                              • TomcatViP
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                                Well, if Turkey get out of NATO and keep leaning on Russia, there will be a queue among NATO to hand money to Greeks

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                                • haavarla
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                                  Originally posted by SpudmanWP View Post
                                  Nah, Israel gets military aide due to it's strategic location, intel, and importance to the US.

                                  Greece, not so much.
                                  That remains to be seen.
                                  If USA totally loose(repell) Turkey towards Russia, Greece in the US sugger pot.
                                  Thanks

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                                  • XB-70
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                                    TomcatViP - That thing looks like a modern day He-111Z. It's not a warplane though.

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                                    • FBW
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                                      Agree with Spud, US wont finance Greek F-35 purchase outside of maybe allowing them to pay over time on favorable terms, and I doubt auntie Merkel will loosen the purse strings for a purchase of US combat aircraft.

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                                        Originally posted by TomcatViP View Post
                                        Well, if Turkey get out of NATO and keep leaning on Russia, there will be a queue among NATO to hand money to Greeks




                                        NEWS 15.04.2019 : 07:33 Washington, Athens seek to further deepen defense cooperation

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                                        TAGS: US, Defense, Diplomacy
                                        Athens and Washington are reportedly exploring flexible options to further consolidate the presence of American weapons systems in Greece, Kathimerini understands.
                                        These options include stationing more drones or flying tankers at the military air base in Larissa in central Greece.

                                        Moreover, the US appears prepared to increase its participation in Greek military exercises and to expand their scope. Among these are the Iniohos exercise, which Athens and Washington plan to upgrade to a large-scale drill from a mid-range one that it is now.
                                        Given this ever closer military cooperation between the two countries, Greece now also expects American ships to dock more frequently at Aegean Sea ports.
                                        The strengthening of relations has also coincided with increased strain in the alliance between Washington and Ankara, with Athens standing to gain geopolitically from the apparent shift in the balance of power in the Eastern Mediterranean.
                                        Last week, Washington strongly urged Turkey not to acquire the Russian S-400 air-defense system while, at almost the same time, the Eastern Mediterranean Security and Energy Partnership Act was submitted to US Congress aiming to boost Greece and Cyprus, both militarily and diplomatically.
                                        For the time being, discussions between Athens and Washington revolve around the Larissa military air base, where two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), MQ-9 Reaper-type drones, are currently stationed. With the contract for their stay at the Larissa base expiring in August, two options are currently under discussion. The first concerns the possibility of stationing KC-135 tankers there, while the second, albeit least likely, scenario, suggests the replacement of the MQ-9 Reapers with other UAVs, namely Global Hawk RQ-4.
                                        Moreover, the use of the Stefanovikeio air base in central Greece by US helicopters is also expected to continue, with the ports of Alexandroupoli or Thessaloniki serving as stopovers for flights to eastern Europe.
                                        Although Athens has welcomed the new phase that its military ties with Washington have entered, it wants, at all costs, to avoid being caught in the middle of recent US-Turkish frictions.
                                        Greece is also concerned with the way Turkey has reacted to its increasing cooperation with North Macedonia. Ankara has already informed Greece that it considers the rhetoric calling for the imposition of obstacles to Turkeys influence in the Western Balkans as extremely hostile.

                                        http://www.ekathimerini.com/239541/a...wBiaaWJYxtYtqA





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                                        • XB-70
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                                          • May 2018
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                                          Boeing wins $14 billion contract for strategic bomber upgrades.

                                          https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ar...sation-457543/

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