Thursday, July 19, 2012

PAF Most Advanced Jet Trainer, Fighter Aircraft - Armaments and System

PAF Most Advanced Aircraft includes S211 Jet, SF 260 TP and SOKOL Combat Helicopter

As early as 2014, Philippine Air Force (PAF) will acquire it's most advanced Surface Attack Aircraft and Lead In Fighter Trainer (SAA/LIFT) for it's long delayed modernization program. SAA will have a dual role as lead in attack planes and trainer aircraft.

This will enable PAF pilots readiness and familiarize themselves for flying supersonic jet fighters for acquiring high-performance Jet Fighters such as USAF F-16 that can reach speed of Mach 2+ in 2023.

We have no supersonic fighter or interceptor since the F-8 Crusaders (Top Speed of Mach 1.86) which was damaged by Mt. Pinatubo eruption in 1991. Due to PAF weak defense, we failed to intercept foreign intrusions including the standoff in Scarborough or Panatag shoal.

We are hoping that additional SAA in our Air Force will strengthen our territorial defense in 1-2 years time.


PAF Most advanced Jet Trainer/Fighter Aircraft Armaments and System

As of 2012, Philippine Air Force (PAF) most advanced attack aircraft consist of S-211, OV-10 Bronco, SF 260. S-211 is a small tandem 2 seat (instructor and student) monoplane powered by turbofan reaching speed that will not exceed Mach 0.8. Armament hardpoints includes 4x under-wing pylon stations.

Here are the PAF most advanced Jet fighter aircraft that will depend our country in air to air and air to land combat which are possible to acquired in 2013-2014 for 75 billion modernization program. Which one would you like to have?

Four Contenders of Jet Fighters for possible acquisition of 12 SAA/LIFT by PAF

1. KAI T-50 (South Korea)

Price: P1.25 Billion each
Crew: 2 (Instructor and Student)
Features: A family of supersonic trainers and multirole fighters. T-50 is economic and advanced trainer while TA-50 is supersonic Lead in Fighter Trainer and capable of Light attack mission. Can be used as interceptor as it can reach supersonic speed.
Dimensions: Length x Wingspan x Height: 43 x 31 x 16 feet
Top Speed: Mach 1.5
G Limit: -3/+8G
Avionics: Embedded GPS/INS, UHF/VHF Radio, Integrated IFF,Radar Altimeter, Integrated Mission Computer
Propulsion: High Trust with AfterBurner F404-GE-102
Flight Control System: Uses NEOS avionics operating system, Fly by Wire Digital flight, Active Stick technology, Triple Redundant Electrical System, On-Board Oxygen Generation System (OBOGS), Electrical Emergency Power Unit and Digital Break by Wire.
Armaments: Rockets: Hydra 70, Air to Air: AIM-9 Sidewinder, Air to Land: AGM 65 and Bombs: MK 82

Alenia Aermacchi M-346 of Italy with Top Speed of Mach 1.15


2. M-346 (Italy)

Price: 20 Million Euros
Crew: 2 (Instructor and Student)
Features: Developed from YAK-130, world's newest fifth generation advanced/lead in fighter trainer. Designed for training combat pilots. Capable of transonic flight without using afterburner which reduces operational and maintenance costs. Can also be deployed as light attack aircraft for combat operations. It is one of the best trainer plane.
Dimensions: Length x Wingspan x Height: 37 x 31 x 16 feet
Top Speed: Mach 1.15
G Limit: -3/+8G
Avionics: Based on Main Computer and Symbol Generator (MCSG) and Miscellaneous Computer (MISCO). Uses UHF/VHF transceivers, IFF transponder, Radar Altimeter, Digital moving Map and Voice command.
Propulsion: 2x Honeywell F-124-GA-200
Flight Control System: Quadruple redundant computer with sensors, Fly by Wire Control System, Uses Vortex Lift to maneuver and control at very high angle of attack (40 degrees). On-Board Oxygen Generating System (OBOGS).
Armaments: 9 hardpoints for variety of guns, bombs, missiles and rockets


3. YAK-130 (Russia)

Price: 15 Million USD
Crew: 2 (Instructor and Student)
Features: Versatile advanced subsonic Jet trainer and can be used as light attack and for reconnaissance duties. In comparison to M-346 which is pure advanced trainer, YAK-130 is combined advanced trainer and combat trainer plane.
Dimensions: Length x Wingspan x Height: 37 x 31 x 15
Top Speed: Mach 0.93
G Limit: -3/+8G
Avionics: Digital avionics compliant with 1553 Databus, Full digital cockpit, uses Head Up Display (HUD) and Helmet Mounted Sighting System (HMSS) with double GPS/GLONASS receiver for highly accurate navigation and precision targeting. This transform it's capability into highly light attack fighter.
Propulsion: 2x Progress AI-222-25 Turbofan
Flight Control System: Quadruplex channel Fly by Wire System, Instructor controlled and variable FBW. On-Board Oxygen Generating System (OBOGS), Ground Cockpit Air Conditioning and Emergency Airbone Electrical Power Generation.
Armaments: 9 hardpoints for air-air, air-ground dumb and smart bombs, rockets, gun pod and chaff and flare dispensers.


4. BAE HAWK (UK)

Price: 18 Million Pounds
Crew: 2 (Instructor and Student)
Features: Single engine advanced trainer aircraft. Developed in four configurations, Hawk 50, Hawk 60, Hawk 100 and Hawk 200.
Dimensions: Length x Wingspan x Height: 40 x 32 x 13
Top Speed: Mach 0.88 (level flight) - Mach 1.15 (dive)
G Limit: -4/+8G
Avionics: Includes Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR)and Head Up Display (HUD).
Propulsion: Roll Royce Adour Mk 95, Turbofan with FADEC
Flight Control: Hands On and Trottle Stick (HOTAS)
Armaments: ADEN Cannon, AIM-9 Sidewinder,

Investing in our country national defense such as in Air Force for protection of our territories cost billions of pesos and requires careful planning because it is a long term investment for our internal and external security.

Whatever Jet Trainer or fighter planes our government should acquired, I hope our PAF modernization programs will still continue after the acquisition.


Sources:
PAF Military AircraftPH Defense Forces Forum,
Wikipedia PAFWikipedia YAK-130,
Wikipedia T-50, Wikipedia BAE Hawk
YAK 130 Flight TestAlenia Aermacchi



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8 comments:

Ron said...

i think it's about time for our country to modernize it's military units... this is a great read bro.. :)

http://www.ronsilvoza.com

thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Kailan maging mabilis ang mga leaders ng Pilipinas para ma acquire ang mga fighter jets at warships. At dapat i-fortify na ngayon ang mga islands ng Pilipinas sa Spratlys.

Ang cost ng F-35c ay mga USD110 Million ang bawat isang unit so dahil mayroon naman ang Pilipinas na Mutual Defense treaty sa USA bakit hindi puwedeng humingi ng malaking discount at mag-acquire. Ang mga americano madaling kausap basta tutulungan din natin sila.

Tapos puwede rin mag joint venture ang local at foreign companies para mag manufacture ng sariling fighter jets and warships. This is will definitely boost employment in our country.

God bless the Philippines.

GbSb said...

Our government should really act as fast as possible for the lost time wasted few years ago.

Anonymous said...

We should purchase well advanced jet fighters, frigates, corvettes, sub-marines, radars,etc., to defend our country against illegal intruders. We should provide well maintenance to these newly acquired military equipments for the Filipino`s future and to maintain peace and order in the region. We also need to sent military personnel abroad, especially to U. S. to acquire advance training, to make us our Filipino soldiers well respected to other countries in terms of combat and maneuvering capabilities. We are 1 of top brass military in SEA way back in 1960`s, we need to regain that ASAP.

Glenn Ford said...

1. KAI T-50 (South Korea) 3 plane (Brandnew)
2. M-346 (Italy) 3 plane (Brandnew)
3. YAK-130 (Russia) 3 plane (Brandnew)
4. BAE HAWK (UK) 3 plane (Brandnew)
5. F-16 (US) 8 plane (second hand)
I think this is ideal for our air defense...

Anonymous said...

President Noy... im hoping that before your terms will going to end our PAF will have their upgrades in all their attack planes and helicopter...

Anonymous said...

patay patay kc ,gusto pa yata maka discount ng malaki,hindi iniisip kung ano sitwasyon ng pilipinas, marami namang mabili kaagad kung gustuhin lang .gusto pa kc kumita ng malaki . hoy dalian nyo na yan !!! ang bagal bagal nyo.mayroon naman tayong pambili.kung hindi nyo alam magpatakbo ng barko at hindi nyo alam kung ano ang compass rose ,o di kaya kahit pag correct ng mapa di nyo alam sabihin nyo sa mga marino sa lunita at maraming magbuluntaryo dyan.isama nyo ang mga missiles at ilagay nyo na yan doon sa amianan island at sa spratly, halos sinakop na ng taiwan yung amianan sa firing exercise nila at ayaw nyo pang kumilos

Anonymous said...

kung gus2 ng pilipinas na mpadali ang pag upgrade ng afp sa remittance lng ng mga ofw bastante na. pnoy hurry and god bless yuo

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