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    What do you think guys, space for two seats under that canopy? The developments in Japan are fascinating at the moment, if this does finally find it self into the JASADF. So this would be the F-15 replacement alongside the F-35 and F-2 acting as an F-4 replacement. I think not getting the F-22 has worked out as an advantage for Japan and its domestic aerospace industry.
    Because sometimes in life we need a bit of fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fedaykin View Post
    What do you think guys, space for two seats under that canopy? The developments in Japan are fascinating at the moment, if this does finally find it self into the JASADF. So this would be the F-15 replacement alongside the F-35 and F-2 acting as an F-4 replacement. I think not getting the F-22 has worked out as an advantage for Japan and its domestic aerospace industry.
    Looks like single seater to me. Isn't the tech demonstrator supposed to be the size of f-16 ?

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    http://www.aero.jaxa.jp/spsite/d-send2/news.html

    FWIW, last month (2013 August), JAXA SST programme D-SEND #2 test flights were going on in Sweden.
    Republic of Korea Air Force KF-16 missing photographs

    http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-databas...irforce/ROKAF/

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    Lightbulb

    2 October 2013:
    71st Koukuutai, JMSDF, based at Iwakuni JMSDF AB, Yamaguchi Prefecture.

    CO of 71st Koukuutai, Commander Okamoto Hisayoshi, achieves 12,000 hours of flight time without accident.

    1978, became 30th class of JMSDF aviation students.
    20 December 1979, first flight in KM-2 trainer.
    Flies or flew 22 aircraft types.

    71st Koukuutai currently flies US-1 and US-2.

    http://www.asagumo-news.com/homepage/htdocs/news/newsflash/201312/131224/13122405.html
    Republic of Korea Air Force KF-16 missing photographs

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    Good chance for a US-2 sale to India as well soon.
    Because sometimes in life we need a bit of fun

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    23 January 2014:
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    Nyuutabaru Kyuunantai, 5th Koukuudan, JASDF, based at Nyuutabaru AB, Miyazaki Prefecture.

    Retired, after 23 years.

    http://www.asagumo-news.com/homepage.../14022504.html
    Republic of Korea Air Force KF-16 missing photographs

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    About 2014 February, Satou Masahisa began a JSDF FC (Japan Self Defense Force Fan Club) site.

    https://www.jsdf-fc.com/index.php

    Satou is a politician, member of the Diet of Japan (national legislature), and retired Colonel of JGSDF.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masahisa_Sato
    Republic of Korea Air Force KF-16 missing photographs

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    3 February 2014:
    OH-6DA.
    8782.
    211th Kyouiku Koukuutai [211th Training Squadron], JMSDF, based at Kanoya JMSDF AB, Kagoshima Prefecture.

    Final OH-6D maintained or repaired by 1st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron based at Kanoya JMSDF AB, and delivered to 211th Kyouiku Koukuutai.
    End of 27 years of OH-6D regular special repair.

    http://www.asagumo-news.com/homepage.../14031404.html
    Republic of Korea Air Force KF-16 missing photographs

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    http://www.mod.go.jp/asdf/about/60th/index.html

    2014/03/20

    2014 JASDF 60th anniversary memorial logo mark, catch phrase, and memorial poster.
    Republic of Korea Air Force KF-16 missing photographs

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    http://flyteam.jp/news/article/33391

    http://www.mod.go.jp/pco/tochigi/kit...ta_newheri.pdf

    26 March 2014:
    At Kita Utsunomiya JGSDF Base, TH-480B training will begin from 2014 April.
    TH-480B will replace OH-6D.
    Republic of Korea Air Force KF-16 missing photographs

    http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-databas...irforce/ROKAF/

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    24 March 2014:
    JASDF Colonel Miwa Yos h i teru.
    Callsign "Jazz".
    Deputy commander, Hikou Kaihatsu Jikkendan [Air Development and Test Wing], Gifu AB, Gifu Prefecture.

    First JASDF XF-2 test pilot.
    55 years old.
    Last flight on March 24, to G training area above Japan Sea, for two hours.

    After landing, passed through water arch by fire trucks, and greeted by flowers from wife and daughter.

    Retires in 2014 April.

    During National Defense Academy of Japan, his father, a jazz fan, passed away.

    After graduated at National Defense Academy of Japan, entered JASDF in 1981.
    7th Koukuudan at Hyakuri AB, 5th Koukuudan at Nyuutabaru AB, others.
    1989, at USA, entered test pilot course.
    1996 March, first JASDF XF-2 test pilot.
    54 XF-2 fights.
    Total flight time, 4,086 hours.

    http://www.asagumo-news.com/homepage.../14041104.html
    Republic of Korea Air Force KF-16 missing photographs

    http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-databas...irforce/ROKAF/

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    20 April 2014:

    JASDF, Keikai Koukuutai [Airborne Early Warning Group] renamed or restructured.
    601st Hikoutai [E-2C] based at Misawa AB, Aomori Prefecture.
    602nd Hikoutai [E-767] based at Hamamatsu AB, Shizuoka Prefecture.
    603rd Hikoutai [E-2C] based at Naha AB, Okinawa Prefecture.

    http://flyteam.jp/news/article/34169
    http://www.mod.go.jp/asdf/news/houdou/H26/0411.html
    Republic of Korea Air Force KF-16 missing photographs

    http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-databas...irforce/ROKAF/

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    28 March 2014:
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    61st Koukuutai, JMSDF, based at Atsugi JMSDF AB, Kanagawa Prefecture.

    Aftre 43 years, #42 retire ceremony.
    1968/03/14, built at Nihon Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation.
    1971/12/20, assigned to 61 Koukuutai.

    YS-11 retired after 46 years.
    Distance can circle Earth for 399 cycles.

    http://www.asagumo-news.com/homepage.../14042102.html
    Republic of Korea Air Force KF-16 missing photographs

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    Does JMSDF have any bold new plans to rapidly move troops around the Yellow Sea to counter Chinese future-potential threats?
    Go Huskers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadRat View Post
    Does JMSDF have any bold new plans to rapidly move troops around the Yellow Sea to counter Chinese future-potential threats?
    Adding DDH-183 Izumo & a sister ship to the three Ōsumi amphibious ships.
    Juris praecepta sunt haec: honeste vivere, alterum non laedere, suum cuique tribuere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swerve View Post
    Adding DDH-183 Izumo & a sister ship to the three Ōsumi amphibious ships.
    Plus the Ospreys they seem to be getting....

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    20 April 2014:
    603rd Hikoutai, JASDF, based at Naha AB, Okinawa Prefecture.

    New badge for this new E-2 unit.

    Eagle head with grey feathers and yellow beak.
    In red circle with English words "E-2C" and "NAHA".
    Above scroll with English words "AWC WING".

    http://www.mod.go.jp/asdf/naha/butaishoukai/index.html
    Republic of Korea Air Force KF-16 missing photographs

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    http://flyteam.jp/news/article/35521

    http://www.mod.go.jp/asdf/pr_report/...ulse/schedule/

    2014/05/16:

    JASDF announces Blue Impulse 2014 schedule.
    Actually, 2014 April to 2015 March.
    Republic of Korea Air Force KF-16 missing photographs

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-20 Hotdog View Post
    is there any market for small lightly armed recon aircraft like these?



    The OH-1
    The US Army for one
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    Quote Originally Posted by swerve View Post
    Dammit, you've been reading my mind.

    A P-1 with BR710s
    Now in Al-world it goes further than that

    It's all about the offsets; we buy 48 (see below before MCI) and Japan uses marinised BR710s on theirs.
    The only bad news leaking out about the P1 programme is with the engine. Use BR710 instead. Ta da 3 problems solved in one

    Okay now the issue of 48 units
    1 that's how many Nimrods we had
    2 that would give 4 squadrons (subject to the caveat of a squadron can be as big as you want it to be) 2 in N and 2 in S
    3 We take the Canadian Aurora/Arcturus approach
    2 squadrons (1N and 1S) are all-singing, all-dancing, FAA crewed ASW and ASuW assets
    2 squadrons (1N and 1S) come without the ASW kit; these are used for crew training, launching Storm Shadow, SAR and coastal surface patrol
    Rule zero: don't be on fire

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al. View Post
    Now in Al-world it goes further than that

    It's all about the offsets; we buy 48 (see below before MCI) and Japan uses marinised BR710s on theirs.
    The only bad news leaking out about the P1 programme is with the engine. Use BR710 instead. Ta da 3 problems solved in one

    Okay now the issue of 48 units
    1 that's how many Nimrods we had
    2 that would give 4 squadrons (subject to the caveat of a squadron can be as big as you want it to be) 2 in N and 2 in S
    3 We take the Canadian Aurora/Arcturus approach
    2 squadrons (1N and 1S) are all-singing, all-dancing, FAA crewed ASW and ASuW assets
    2 squadrons (1N and 1S) come without the ASW kit; these are used for crew training, launching Storm Shadow, SAR and coastal surface patrol
    Looked at re-engined P-1 concept as well. Think there is real merit in the idea especially when you look at the costs of the American solution.

    BR710 was my first thought as well, but, I dont think its a goer. Look at the weight difference between the 710 and the Japanese engine....2100kgs against about 1300 plus the RR unit is more than 2ft longer. You then need to multiply that up by 4 so you're looking at a 3 tonne weight penalty on the airframe for that engine plus a need for a longer/remounted nacelle.

    If we needed to re-engine the better choice would look to be the last mark of the older Tay 611...the 8C. 20yr old motor but its reliable, there are plenty of spares out there for it and its both still offered by RR and the choice engine for the G450!. More importantly its power output and physical dimensions are a near match for the Japanese units and the Tay is just 100kgs heavier. SFC is nearly identical to the BR710 as well at 0.685 compared to 0.707 in the 710's favour. If part of the concept is to minimise the costs for adapting the design it'd be the Tay I'd be looking at.

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    31 May 2014:
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    61st Koukuutai, JMSDF, based at Atsugi JMSDF AB, Kanagawa Prefecture.

    At Fukui Airport, Fukui Prefecture, last flights in Fukui Prefecture.
    About 80 passengers, age 6 to 67, in two groups.

    Altitude, about 600 m.
    Course was from Fukui Airport, to Toujinbou, to Echizen coast, to Echizen Misaki, to Fukui Port, to Fukui City.
    Time, about 25 minutes.

    From 1966 to 1976, civilian domestic flights regularly at Fukui Airport.
    From 1966 June, one flight per day, to and from Toukyou.
    From 1968 April, two flights per day, to and from Toukyou.
    Until 1976 April.

    http://www.chunichi.co.jp/kenmin-fuk...102000189.html
    http://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/localn...oto/50767.html
    http://sankei.jp.msn.com/region/news...2010002-n1.htm
    Republic of Korea Air Force KF-16 missing photographs

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    Could it be indeed true even if such blurred images more typical for the first unveiling of CHinese types, but this is said to be the ATD-X demonstrator ...

    http://bbs.dsjunshi.com/forum.php?mo...extra=page%3D1

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    He was my North, my South, my East and West,
    My working week and my Sunday rest,
    My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
    I thought that love would last forever; I was wrong.

    The stars are not wanted now; put out every one:
    Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
    Pour away the ocean and sweep up the woods:
    For nothing now can ever come to any good.
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    Huu ?? No-one with an idea ???

    Anyway ... could match IMO !
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    He was my North, my South, my East and West,
    My working week and my Sunday rest,
    My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
    I thought that love would last forever; I was wrong.

    The stars are not wanted now; put out every one:
    Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
    Pour away the ocean and sweep up the woods:
    For nothing now can ever come to any good.
    -------------------------------------------------
    W.H.Auden (1945)

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    Is the final thing going look like the above or will they have a fly-off of different variants? (23DMU, 24DMU & rumored 25DMU)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Deino View Post
    Huu ?? No-one with an idea ???

    Anyway ... could match IMO !
    Yes you're absolutely right. It's a breakthrough for the aviation fans.

    Here is an image of the bird for those that didn't follow the story:


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    What's going on with that spine? Looks like it got the MiG-29SMT treatment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomcatViP View Post
    Yes you're absolutely right. It's a breakthrough for the aviation fans.

    Here is an image of the bird for those that didn't follow the story:
    Thanks ... Do You have an idea when (and I hope that it will be so) there will be the official unveiling ?? As fas as I know this as originally planned already for May but postponed.

    Deino
    ...

    He was my North, my South, my East and West,
    My working week and my Sunday rest,
    My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
    I thought that love would last forever; I was wrong.

    The stars are not wanted now; put out every one:
    Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
    Pour away the ocean and sweep up the woods:
    For nothing now can ever come to any good.
    -------------------------------------------------
    W.H.Auden (1945)

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuantumFX View Post
    Is the final thing going look like the above or will they have a fly-off of different variants? (23DMU, 24DMU & rumored 25DMU)

    lol, its basically f22 derivative vs f23 derivative.
    what is up with east asian aviation and their lack of originality.
    at least russia has something unique looking

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