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In the USA, India demonstrated the ability of the F / A-18 Super Hornet fighter to take off from a springboard

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In the USA, India demonstrated the ability of the F / A-18 Super Hornet fighter to take off from a springboard

F / A-18 Super Hornet demonstration flights in the United States have become known. The demonstration was carried out specifically for the Indian military.


The main task of the US Navy was to show the Indian military the ability of this carrier-based fighter to take off from a springboard. What was it for?

The reason is that the Indian side is considering the possibility of purchasing various fighters from foreign countries. These include the American F / A-18 Super Hornet. At the same time, it is important for the Indian Navy that carrier-based fighters can be operated on the Soviet-built Vikramaditya aircraft carrier.

The US Navy, as noted in the American media, demonstrated the ability of this fighter to take off from a springboard:

This was proof that it can take off from aircraft carriers that were not built in the United States. And that's a big plus for potential F-18 exports.

A demonstration for India was held at the American military base Patuxent River (Maryland, USA).

Ankur Kanaglekar from Boeing India:

The first successful and safe launch of the F / A-18 Super Hornet from a springboard is the beginning of the process of verifying its compatibility with Indian Navy aircraft carriers. The F / A-18 Block III Super Hornet will not only provide superior combat capabilities to the Indian Navy, but also create opportunities for cooperation in the naval aviation between the USA and India.
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  1. Land defence
    Land defence 1 January 2021 09: 53
    +15
    We have already talked about this recently.
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 1 January 2021 10: 46
      -5
      In the USA, India demonstrated the ability of the F / A-18 Super Hornet fighter to take off from a springboard
      I don't understand, if the catapult works, then calculate the takeoff from the springboard - to my grandson ...
      1. novel66
        novel66 1 January 2021 11: 50
        +3
        on Kuzyu Indian soap
        1. D16
          D16 1 January 2021 14: 48
          0
          If you want to live, you will not be upset (s) laughing
          1. novel66
            novel66 1 January 2021 17: 48
            +3
            no matter how hard you try ... either kerosene or bonba ...
      2. Avior
        Avior 1 January 2021 11: 53
        +1
        It's about taking off without a catapult
  2. newcomer
    newcomer 1 January 2021 09: 55
    -1
    Why cross a hedgehog with a snake, trying to cram something unpushable? Is it not easier and cheaper, more angry to buy a MIG29K, which was created for an aircraft carrier ?! Next, invest in the sea version of the 35th. After all, they bite their elbows already on SS57 Although, before the previous "tender" of the main hawk, our SU30MKIs were falling very often, all this was accompanied by laudatory odes to the "Rafal". Here we have the same thing: doubtfully provocative losses of both MIG29 and 29K, accompanied by licks of the Shershn. Not just bend the Indians, for a long time in the "siu" position.
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 1 January 2021 09: 59
      +7
      Indians are extremely unhappy with the service we provide. Bureaucracy in all fields, spare parts take a very long time, etc.
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 1 January 2021 10: 04
        -2
        And what kind of hemorrhoids will be with "serving" an aircraft carrier under the Yankees! Yes, and a couple of takeoffs from the springboard of an empty aircraft does not provide further safe operation. Ours have been preparing for years at "Thread". And it will be much easier to solve the bureaucracy with supplies.
        1. Blackmokona
          Blackmokona 1 January 2021 10: 22
          +1
          So the Yankees will do all this, you just bring in the money. The client is always right and anything for the loot
    2. Pessimist22
      Pessimist22 1 January 2021 10: 02
      0
      I am sure that the Yankees will pay whoever they need and will sell the F 18 to the Indians.
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 1 January 2021 10: 07
        +1
        So I'm talking about that. By the way, colleagues, Happy New Year! All kindness, patience and money! drinks hi drinks
        1. figwam
          figwam 1 January 2021 10: 15
          +11
          Flying Christmas tree.
          1. Errr
            Errr 1 January 2021 10: 28
            +3
            To whom the Christmas tree, and to whom and the wand - "pobashkevyruchalochka". laughing good
            Happy New Year! smile drinks
          2. Aerodrome
            Aerodrome 1 January 2021 11: 18
            +2
            Quote: figvam
            Flying Christmas tree.

            gone ... copied to the table drinks
    3. Omskgasmyas
      Omskgasmyas 1 January 2021 10: 18
      +1
      Affectionate turkey with contracts from three queens sucks on an elephant with a canopy.
    4. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 1 January 2021 10: 46
      -2
      Quote: newbie
      It is not easier and cheaper to buy MIG29K more angrily

      I will not sell ... no, because ...
    5. vladcub
      vladcub 1 January 2021 11: 00
      +2
      I don’t know about 29, but with 21 they had a lot of problems.
    6. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 1 January 2021 16: 32
      +6
      "angrily buy a MiG29K, which was created for an aircraft carrier" ///
      ----
      The MiG-29K is an extremely unsuccessful aircraft for naval aviation.
      It is not adapted for landing on a deck with aerofinishers.
      Every landing is hard, on the verge of a crash. A dozen landings, and
      the plane must be written off - the landing gear and fuselage are broken.
      Russian pilots admit this too.
      1. Kerensky
        Kerensky 1 January 2021 19: 12
        -2
        It is not adapted for landing on a deck with aerofinishers.

        What's wrong? So there is nowhere to screw?
    7. da Vinci
      da Vinci 1 January 2021 16: 52
      +1
      The moment and the hornet are two big differences, and also take into account that the Mig in Russia is in the role of a suitcase without a handle (unfortunately), then the result is logical. This does not include the cunning ... Indians.
  3. Bez 310
    Bez 310 1 January 2021 10: 06
    +5
    The F / A-18 Block III Super Hornet is a fine airplane
    and if he can fly safely from Indian
    aircraft carrier, then this is the best choice, the MiG-29K is there and
    did not stand nearby.
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 1 January 2021 10: 47
      +1
      Quote: Bez 310
      The F / A-18 Block III Super Hornet is a fine airplane
      and if he can fly safely from Indian
      aircraft carrier, then this is the best choice, the MiG-29K is there and
      did not stand nearby.

      so derogatory no need to say..but..yes.
      1. Bez 310
        Bez 310 1 January 2021 10: 48
        +4
        Quote: Aerodrome
        so derogatory no need to say

        It's high time to tell the truth!
        1. Aerodrome
          Aerodrome 1 January 2021 10: 58
          -2
          Quote: Bez 310
          Quote: Aerodrome
          so derogatory no need to say

          It's high time to tell the truth!

          on the site with a hangover .. yes, it is mogem! drinks
          1. Mitroha
            Mitroha 1 January 2021 11: 04
            +2
            Not might, but might © Only old men go to battle hi
          2. Bez 310
            Bez 310 1 January 2021 11: 12
            +1
            Quote: Aerodrome
            with a hangover ..

            Try to be sober.
            1. Aerodrome
              Aerodrome 1 January 2021 11: 20
              -1
              Quote: Bez 310
              Quote: Aerodrome
              with a hangover ..

              Try to be sober.

              okay...
          3. sabakina
            sabakina 1 January 2021 11: 13
            -1
            Quote: Aerodrome
            Quote: Bez 310
            Quote: Aerodrome
            so derogatory no need to say

            It's high time to tell the truth!

            on the site with a hangover .. yes, it is mogem! drinks

            Ghostly everything in this world raging.
            There is only a moment - for him and hold on.
            There is only a moment between the past and the future.
            1. Aerodrome
              Aerodrome 1 January 2021 11: 21
              0
              Quote: sabakina
              There is only a moment between the past and the future.

              it is he who is called Life!
    2. Charik
      Charik 1 January 2021 15: 56
      0
      Yes, the 29th, and in terms of fuel and the number of weapons on board, is definitely not near the 18th, probably still can't refuel in the air?
      1. Revolver
        Revolver 2 January 2021 00: 47
        -1
        Quote: Charik
        probably still can't refuel in the air?

        There would be someone to refuel from. US aircraft carriers use the F-18 as a tanker to refuel other F-18s. But with such a load, it can only take off from a catapult, and in order to take off from a springboard, the payload will have to be reduced.
        1. Charik
          Charik 2 January 2021 16: 20
          -1
          Don't the Indians have refuellers - IL 76 has the same - change the refueling hose and that's all for sure
          1. Revolver
            Revolver 2 January 2021 19: 32
            0
            On the coast, yes. But the trick is to refuel them in the middle of the ocean.
            1. Charik
              Charik 2 January 2021 20: 13
              -1
              so Americans can and old C-3 Vikings get in on this topic, they will also teach you to jump from a springboard
              1. Revolver
                Revolver 2 January 2021 21: 04
                -1
                Quote: Charik
                so Americans can and old C-3 Vikings get in on this topic, they will also teach you to jump from a springboard

                Can teach and teach, but not with full load. And a tanker with half-empty tanks will not be even half useful, because he himself also needs to eat something.
                The US Navy transferred some of the Viking's functions to the V-22 Osprey. But, firstly, it will cost much more (and turkeys are known for wanting to buy for a penny dimes), and secondly, he does not yet have a refueling version and will have to develop anew.
                1. Charik
                  Charik 2 January 2021 21: 08
                  -1
                  How not, but isn't the C3 an aircraft carrier tanker once, like a drlo e2 with takeoff from an avik, now they have already made drones for aviks and refueling and reconnaissance, perhaps they will also make a drlo an uav
                  1. Revolver
                    Revolver 2 January 2021 21: 15
                    -1
                    Maybe I put it wrong, but I meant that there is no Osprey in the refueling version. And the Vikings have been in the cemetery for a long time, and it will cost a pretty penny to revive them.
  4. garik77
    garik77 1 January 2021 10: 09
    +1
    Interestingly, but the "Indian side" does not think that this whole motley company of imported aircraft will have to be serviced? The French, the Americans, ours, it's all completely different ..
    And it will eat up a lot of money ..
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 1 January 2021 10: 49
      0
      Quote: garik77
      Interestingly, but the "Indian side" does not think that this whole motley company of imported aircraft will have to be serviced? The French, the Americans, ours, it's all completely different ..
      And it will eat up a lot of money ..

      this is the "trick" .. ours are blown away on this, and foreigners are working.
    2. Charik
      Charik 2 January 2021 21: 27
      0
      And about the Su30, the Belarusian ones with avionics have heard from the guardians, so I think that it was not strained at all for those who have the desire and capabilities
  5. Thrifty
    Thrifty 1 January 2021 11: 10
    0
    Actually, you need to calculate the cost of an hour of operation of both our aircraft and F 18, and draw conclusions.
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 1 January 2021 11: 15
      0
      Quote: Thrifty
      Actually, you need to calculate the cost of an hour of operation of both our aircraft and F 18, and draw conclusions.

      yes a kunculator in your hand. yes
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  7. vladcub
    vladcub 1 January 2021 11: 16
    +2
    This is of course the business of the Indians, what to buy and from whom, but in the case of "H-day", the suppliers will have a headache. Aviation: "drying", "Rafali", "Brazilians", "Americans" are completely different systems and components are completely different
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  9. Ros 56
    Ros 56 1 January 2021 12: 16
    +1
    Where is that Gameryka and where is that Indian aircraft carrier? The suit must be tried on for the figure, so that later it would not be excruciatingly painful for wasted money.
  10. garik77
    garik77 1 January 2021 12: 20
    -1
    I wonder if you can sell anything to Indians without corruption schemes? Or is this gypsy in their blood?
    One gets the feeling that they will buy from someone who will give more on their paws and do not really care what kind of hemorrhoids they will buy for themselves along with a new type of aircraft
  11. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 1 January 2021 12: 30
    +1
    If the Indians have already bought Rafal ... why not buy the "marine" version as well?
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 1 January 2021 12: 40
      +3
      So not interesting! It is necessary to collect a collection of all aircraft in the world.
    2. Tsoy
      Tsoy 1 January 2021 12: 46
      -1
      If the Indians have already bought Rafal ... why not buy the "marine" version as well?


      They talked about it in India, but only the French are still lugs. Engine technology has not been handed over as promised, and the Rafal has yet to show it can fly from a springboard.
      And about the hornet, no one says with what load it takes off. Maybe there are two missiles and half-empty tanks.
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 1 January 2021 12: 49
        0
        The Americans will not give them anything ... and the price of the F-18 is at least equal to Rafal ... the only thing that can be in favor of the F-18 is that the Indians are armed with anti-submarine Poseidons ... maybe their equipment somehow connects with the F-18?
        1. Tsoy
          Tsoy 1 January 2021 14: 47
          -1
          The Americans will not give them anything ... and the price of the F-18 is at least equal to Rafal ... the only thing that can be in favor of the F-18 is that the Indians are armed with anti-submarine Poseidons ... maybe their equipment somehow connects with the F-18?


          Not the United States, but France was supposed to transfer engine technology. In the contract for the purchase of rafals there was a clause on military technical cooperation. But Paris is pulling rubber. Hindus are unhappy and may blackmail Francs with a visit to the United States. And yes, Rafal is more expensive than a super hornet.
          Link-16 is on the R-8 and the hornet can exchange information.
  12. APASUS
    APASUS 1 January 2021 12: 54
    +4
    Unfortunately, in India, demonstration flights are not a decisive factor when buying equipment. An American plane can show simply phenomenal performance characteristics, but will not be bought for other reasons. Personal connections and preferences, closed negotiations are a decisive factor.
  13. Voltsky
    Voltsky 1 January 2021 23: 20
    0
    USA for India demonstrated the ability of the F / A-18 Super Hornet fighter to take off from a springboard

    with what the starry striped and congratulations, competition is the engine of progress
  14. CommanderDIVA
    CommanderDIVA 2 January 2021 13: 24
    +1
    A very competent attempt by the Americans to sell their aircraft to the Indians to be based on a Soviet-built aircraft carrier, if it succeeds, then in the future the Americans can offer the F-35 to the Indians, in the context of the confrontation between India and China, we will face a possible loss of the Indian market in this area of ​​arms, if we will not improve the quality of our service and logistics in India at times