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KDC-10 Advanced Aerial Tanker Aircraft

KDC-10 Advanced Aerial Tanker AircraftThe Boeing Company is offering advanced aerial tanker technology for the conversion of DC-10 civil transports for future military operations. Two DC-10-30 CFs have undergone modification to become Royal Netherlands Air Force KDC-10s.

Unlike aerial refueling technology currently used in the U.S. Air Force KC-10A, these new tanker aircraft will use a state-of-the-art Remote Aerial Refueling Operation (RARO) system. The RARO system which is currently available for installation only on Boeing DC-10 aircraft, includes three-dimensional operator displays and controls located in the forward main deck of the aircraft plus remote sensors that allow wing tip-to-wing tip viewing of the area aft of the tanker.

In current aerial tankers the refueling crew member is seated at a station with windows in the aft section of the aircraft as in the KC-10A, or in the prone position as in the KC-135R aircraft. Those systems rely on the naked eye to directly guide the boom for refueling.

The Global Airtanker KDC-10 is a hose and drogue and centerline boom military in-flight refuelling aircraft developed by the Global Airtanker Service company. The aircraft can carry 112,037kg of fuel, and a 40,823kg to 45,360kg payload, or alternatively 156,490kg of fuel with an additional fuselage tank. The aircraft is also able to transport freight or passengers. In addition, it can also refuel Nato aircraft namely F-16 fighter jets and other aircraft fitted with a boom system.

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Aerostar Israel Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Aerostar Israel Unmanned Aerial VehicleAerostar is a tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (TUAV) advised and congenital by Aeronautics Defence Systems for the Israel Defence Force (IDF) to assassinate intelligence, surveillance, ambition accretion and assay operations. The average altitude, continued ability car can abduction absolute time intelligence abstracts over a ample breadth and alteration it to a arena ascendancy base (GCS) through a agenda advice abstracts link.

The aircraft entered account in 2000. It was deployed by the Israeli badge armament to analyze and arrest cartage offenders and abyss and to seek for missing persons.

An Aerostar acquired by the New Mexico State University auspiciously alternate in the USAF Exercise Angel Thunder 2007 captivated amid 11 and 18 July 2007 at the Playas Training and Research Centre (PTRC).

The Aerostar has been advised to clothing both civilian and aggressive operations. The UAV can aswell assassinate arms blaze adjustment, ambition designation, battlefield and bound ascendancy operations.

It can accomplish both day and night even in difficult acclimate conditions. Flexible ascendancy architectonics and a ample burden bay acquiesce it to board assorted payloads simultaneously.

The Aerostar appearance a able-bodied airframe, an automated identification system, a address identification system, VHF radios, a hands-on burke and stick ascendancy system, and vertical stabilisers. It is aswell able with a UMAS agenda flight ascendancy system, directional antennae and a multi-channel abstracts hotlink arrangement congenital by Commtact.

An electro-optic camera is able in the average of the assembly to abduction battlefield imagery. The limited burden ascendancy arrangement (RPCS) assemblage receives commands and controls the aircraft throughout its operation.

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Mi-X1 Russian Advanced Helicopter

Mi-X1 Russian Advanced HelicopterPusher propellers will be the level-flight propulsion agreement of best for Russian helicopter manufacturers Mil and Kamov for a new brand of accelerated rotorcraft to fly in the 2015 timeframe. In 2008 both Russian helicopter specialists appear accelerated helicopter concepts aggressive for the Rb15 billion ($635 million) government allocation for development of new rotorcraft technologies. Kamov has two concepts - the Ka-90 and Ka-92. Mil is arduous with the Mi-X1 and unpiloted MRVK. A individual above abstraction is accepted to be alleged to serve as the abject for the conception of assembly models.

The Mi-X1 and MRVK use agnate rotor systems, with a capital rotor and rear-mounted pusher ballista that gives a addition in cruise and adds torque stabilisation through advance vectoring. Like the Ka-92, Mil's architecture aswell has two VK2500s for power, but is lighter at 10,000kg accustomed and 12,000kg best abandonment weight. The abate berth will board 20-25 cartage or 3,500-4,000kg of cargo. Static beam will be 11,500ft and ambit up to 1,550km.

The Mi-X1 is getting developed for a cruise acceleration of 257kt and best acceleration of 280kt application an avant-garde capital rotor architecture with computer control. Mil is alive on a arrangement to abolish bounded stalls on the beat blade. Such top acceleration would be accomplished by applying a technology alleged the Arrest Bounded Elimination Arrangement (SLES) in the capital rotor. SLES delays the arrest on the beat brand through the ascendancy of its acclimatization angle. According to Mil calculations, the SLES should plan able-bodied at speeds of up to 400 km/h. To adjournment the brand arrest at college speeds, Mil suggests a aggregate of the SLES technology with an arrow-type appearance to the brand tip. Contributing to the helicopter's acceleration is the abeyant use of a tail-mounted ballista with advance agent ascendancy via surfaces installed in slipstream.

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G120A Trainer and Aerobatic Aircraft

G120A Trainer and Aerobatic AircraftThe G120A is a individual engine basic trainer and aerobatic aircraft advised and developed by Grob Aircraft of Germany. It was acquired from its antecedent G115TA aircraft. The G120A took off for beginning flight in 1999 and was put into account in 2001.

The aircraft accustomed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certifications in September 2001 for its +6/-4 g manoeuvring.

The G120A is of semi-monocoque design. It was advised to assassinate pilot screening, apparatus flying, aeronautics and mission tailored tasks even in affliction acute conditions. The able-bodied retractable landing accessory architecture facilitates the aircraft to abandonment and acreage on extemporaneous airstrips or abbreviate runways.

The G120A appearance a able-bodied and bane aggressive airframe fabricated up of carbon fibre blended materials. The lifespan of the airframe is accepted to be 15,000 hours. The aircraft is able with advance rods, flaps, ailerons, appendage and adenoids caster steering. A agenda video recorder and cameras are installed in the aircraft to appraise the pilot's performance.

The avionics apartment installed in the G120A includes Garmin 430 all-around accession arrangement (GPS), cyberbanking accumbent situational indicator (EHSI), cyberbanking attitude administrator indicator (EADI), transponder, emergency locator transmitter (ELT).

It aswell houses automated administration finder (ADF), apparatus landing arrangement (ILS), ambit barometer accessories (DME), G-meter and cyberbanking engine abstracts administration (EDM).

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Fury 1500 Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Fury 1500 Tactical Unmanned Aerial VehicleFury 1500 is a small tactical unmanned aerial system designed and manufactured by AeroMech Engineering at their facility in San Luis Obispo, California. The arrangement consists of a aeriform launcher, aerodrome absolute air vehicle, carriageable arena ascendancy base (GCS) and baptize connectors to accredit waterborne recovery.

The car will backpack out intelligence, surveillance, assay (ISR) and cyberbanking warfare (EW) missions for the US Armed Forces. It captures absolute time intelligence abstracts and transmits it to the GCS through a SATCOM abstracts link.

Flying at a best distance of 18,000ft, the car can cede its operators with absolute time intelligence abstracts by active surveillance and assay operations over a baby area.

The Fury 1500 appearance basin shaped wings, low acoustic and beheld signatures, band of afterimage (LOS) and above band of afterimage (BLOS) SATCOM abstracts links and commercial-off-the-Shelf components. It is congenital with cloistral avionics to aegis the avionics on-board from the able radio abundance (RF) emissions.

It is adapted with a three bladed rotor at the rear section, to cede active force for the engine. An electro optic camera army below the centreline assembly area captures the absolute time adumbration or videos of the battlefields it is surveying.

The Fury 1500 can be controlled either manually from the GCS or through a absolutely automatic flight application mission administration software accepted as STANAG 4586 SharkFin, which carries out aeronautics control, video affectation and burden ascendancy missions. The flight analysis of SharkFin was agitated out in August 2007.

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S100B Argus Early Warning and Control Aircraft

The S100B Argus airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft entered service with the Swedish Air Force in 1997. The S100B (Saab 340B) aircraft built by Saab Aircraft, with an Erieye mission radar from Saab (formerly Ericsson) Microwave Systems.

Six S100B Argus aircraft were made for the Swedish Air Force, four of that are permanently equipped with early warning radar and two fitted for transport missions through out peacetime.

The airframe is a changed Saab 340B that is the hot and high variant of the Saab 340 regional aircraft, powered by GE CT-9B engines. The thrust lines of the engines, rather than being symmetrical about the centre line of the aircraft, are each angled to the starboard side in order to provide improved aerodynamic control in balance with the installation of the spine-mounted radar.

The aircraft structure incorporates larger strakes below the rear section of the fuselage below the position of the tail fin. small blade vortex generators are built into the wing and tail to change}the local airflow and provides improved control.

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Taranis Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle

Taranis Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle
The MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper could be the foremost menacing UAVs patrolling the skies these days, however they are close to face some stiff competition. The UK's Ministry of Defense announced its Taranis UAV design, lifting the veil off of a £124 million project that has been in development for three years and brought up a million and man hours.

Named after the Celtic god of Thunder (Thor is Nordic), Taranis is being designed as a stealth combat vehicle capable of long-range air strikes--the MOD even claims eventual cross-continent capabilities. Ground-based testing has been ongoing since early 2010, and will conclude with the vehicle's first flight. Flight trials are expected to start in 2011.

The technology demonstrator vehicle (TDV), the Taranis air vehicle is one of the world's largest unmanned air vehicles and is approximately the same size as the BAE Systems Hawk advanced jet trainer that is 11.35m long, 3.98m high and has a wingspan of 9.94m. On the same basis, the load of the Taranis is approximately 8t. For comparison the empty weight and take-off weight of the Hawk are 4.45t and 9.1t.

The Taranis air vehicle contains a delta-wing shape and tricycle-type landing gear. A computer-generated video shows the system taking off from a paved runway. The Taranis air vehicle is similar in shape, if not in scale, to BAE's Raven delta-wing demonstrator unmanned air vehicle.

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