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TX training aircraft in the United States will portray "enemies" from the Russian Aerospace Force and the Chinese Air Force

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The head of the US Air Force said that the new TX aircraft can be something more than just simulators.


Although the purchase of the TX Black Diamond to replace more than 50-year-old T-38 fleet as a training machine is still the main priority for this program, the service is beginning to explore the possibility of purchasing this multi-functional machine for other purposes.

A promising training aircraft may serve as a light "drummer" or play the role of the enemy in the squadron of "aggressors." At the informal level, there are several individuals who develop a concept of application and think through what the requirements for different versions may be.


said General Mike Holmes, commander of the United States Air Force.

This year, the US Air Force plans to conclude contracts with a number of companies that conduct training battles that imitate the actions of the enemy, including Russian and Chinese aircraft in service. However, the requirements of the United States Air Force may increase, which will require the purchase of new aircraft for squadrons of the “aggressors”.



The Air Force had previously experienced various jet and turboprop aircraft for this purpose, but the TX has several advantages at once.

First, it will be a cheap platform. The armed forces acquire 350 machines, which will reduce production costs.

Secondly, due to a large fleet of vehicles will be reduced costs of operation and logistics.

Third, the new Boeing project is designed to simulate the fifth-generation machines F-22 and F-35. Apparently, he has to portray the Russian Su-57 and the Chinese Chengdu J-20 and Shenyang J-31.

Fourth, it combines the low cost of turboprop platforms with speed, maneuverability and the ability to install a wide range of systems and sensors for training combat.

Holmes also noted that Boeing since the design Black Diamond laid a flexible modification of the platform, and in order to reduce production costs, attracted both new production technologies and technologies developed in the commercial sector of the company.
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  1. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 7 March 2019 18: 55 New
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    and the ability to install a wide range of systems and sensors for training combat.
    Put the sensor more powerful and get off the Tu-160 wink
  2. Simferopol
    Simferopol 7 March 2019 18: 59 New
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    Let them simulate the explosion of 2MT avant-garde heads for us by Washington
    1. StudentVK
      StudentVK 7 March 2019 20: 17 New
      +1
      Haha))) And as an option)))
    2. NEXUS
      NEXUS 8 March 2019 00: 31 New
      +1
      Quote: Simferopol
      Let them simulate the explosion of 2МТ avant-garde heads

      Vanguard will not carry ID in 2 Mt ... there is more likely from 150 to 300 Kt. And there will be not one or two such Avagardas in the rocket ... in total, the rocket will be a megaton class.
      1. Simferopol
        Simferopol 8 March 2019 07: 49 New
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        There will be 2 MT. In Stiletto - 2 heads, in Sarmat - 5
  3. XXXIII
    XXXIII 7 March 2019 19: 01 New
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    TX training aircraft in the United States will portray "enemies" from the Russian Aerospace Force and the Chinese Air Force

    Just think, the United States flies every week to the borders of the PRC and the Russian Federation, ours and the targets are not needed, I don’t want to train .... smile
  4. _Ugene_
    _Ugene_ 7 March 2019 21: 08 New
    +3
    he will portray the Russian Su-57
    for this he is weak - thrust-weight ratio, UVT, he is sooooo far to SU-57
  5. Ferusmag
    Ferusmag 7 March 2019 21: 25 New
    +2
    The plane is beautiful.
    I can not understand why they imitator. Let it be better to train on a complex target, for example 35. They have Fu35 considered the best in the world. So if you beat another Fu35 on Fu35, then you can become better than the best in the world. Think about it.
    1. Orkraider
      Orkraider 7 March 2019 23: 38 New
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      Quote: FerusMag
      The plane is beautiful.
      I can not understand why they imitator. Let it be better to train on a complex target, for example 35. They have Fu35 considered the best in the world. So if you beat another Fu35 on Fu35, then you can become better than the best in the world. Think about it.

      Will not work.
      They are invisible and will not find each other. And if so, the pilots will not fly, but take off from training, become fat and will have to transfer them to a Boeing or make new seats.
      Here.
      lol
      All with friday
    2. Pimply
      7 March 2019 23: 42 New
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      Quote: FerusMag
      I can not understand why they imitator. Let it be better to train on a complex target, for example 35. They have Fu35 considered the best in the world. So if you beat another Fu35 on Fu35, then you can become better than the best in the world. Think about it.

      The cost of operation and flight hours and the ability to fasten a bunch of all useful equipment to the simulator
      1. Ferusmag
        Ferusmag 8 March 2019 14: 26 New
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        Oh, but I didn’t think about it, thanks)
  6. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 8 March 2019 00: 35 New
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    To make it clearer. The plane itself is small, and when there are no
    external pendants, pylons, then its small EPR.
    You can also smear with a stealth coating to enhance the effect.
    At the same time, he knows how to maneuver in an adult way, to make figures.
    1. jonht
      jonht 8 March 2019 04: 04 New
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      So, I don’t understand ... wassat But what about the Fu-22 and Fu-35, the figures do not know how to do, or not all the figures?
      You want to say that TX, maybe more than Fu - **?
    2. _Ugene_
      _Ugene_ 8 March 2019 10: 29 New
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      so the article is about
      TX in the US will portray "enemies" of the Russian Aerospace Forces
      those. Su-35, 57. But these planes are not stealth at all, but in terms of maneuverability and maximum speeds, TX can not in any way depict these aircraft
  7. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 8 March 2019 08: 47 New
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    Beautiful plane. And very well unified with the turbojet engine with the F-18 .... and, probably some version of it will compete with Grippen.