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Boeing will demonstrate Challenger naval patrol aircraft


A Boeing partner, Field Aviation, has begun work on integrating the Selex 7000 series radar, electronic support systems and an optical-electronic camera into the aircraft. The demonstrator, which will be shown to potential customers, will be based on the Challenger 604, but customers will be supplied on the basis of the converted Challenger 605. This aircraft is chosen because it meets the requirements of the payload mass, overall efficiency and flight speed. The company believes that the new machine will be the ideal choice for conducting long-distance reconnaissance and surveillance, search and rescue operations, environmental and economic monitoring.

Boeing is studying the use of a wide range of systems and sensors, does not provide for aircraft armament. However, the company Bombardier believes that the plane has no restrictions in this regard, and if the customer so desires, it is possible to install pylons for the suspension of weapons. The aircraft can be delivered from 2015 year.

This message was made against the background of the Dubai Air Show-2013 International Air Show, where Boeing is presenting its P-8 Poseidon for the first time. The company believes that in the Gulf region there is a growing need for maritime patrol aircraft.

Currently, few Gulf countries have aircraft of this class, relying more on similar-purpose helicopters for the transport of goods and the conduct of anti-submarine warfare. However, the UAE recently contracted to supply two Bombardier Dash 8-Q300, upgraded by Provincial Aerospace, Oman is awaiting the delivery of the first maritime patrol aircraft based on the Airbus Military C295 transporter.
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  1. starhina01
    starhina01 19 November 2013 14: 28
    I hope we don’t go this way. Having hung up any armament on a civilian ship it will not become combat from this. In addition, I am a supporter of amphibious aircraft for sea patrolling hi
    1. alone
      alone 19 November 2013 21: 16
      it's all the same reconnaissance and patrol planes. and no one is going to mount missiles on them
      1. Geisenberg
        Geisenberg 20 November 2013 00: 37
        Quote: lonely
        it's all the same reconnaissance and patrol planes. and no one is going to mount missiles on them

        If it has good performance, why not hang it. The idea is as old as the world. This is done from the source, only usually in a different direction - from the stink to the civil :) ...
  2. Z.A.M.
    Z.A.M. 19 November 2013 14: 38
    Article from the category - "conquest" of the Universennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnon
  3. Nayhas
    Nayhas 19 November 2013 14: 49
    The old Tu-142 looks sadly after his short-sighted eyes ... There is no one to pass on the baton, the Russian PLO aircraft are quietly dying ...
  4. vtur
    vtur 19 November 2013 15: 43
    It seems that this is not a purely military aircraft - for example, a patrol aircraft of observation and guidance. Many countries do not need to hunt for submarines of a potential enemy, due to the lack of such (opponents). A small and economical aircraft with a long flight range, which can be stored in a hangar, can be, very much, in demand ...
    1. clidon
      clidon 19 November 2013 16: 42
      It actually says:
      The company believes that the new machine will be an ideal choice for long-range reconnaissance and surveillance, search and rescue operations, environmental and economic monitoring.

      That is, it will go both to the military as a scout and to the coast guard, as a patrol and to civilian organizations.
  5. individual
    individual 19 November 2013 16: 32
    It is a pity that our "innovators" have ruined the Energy-Buran program.
    It was a cool project, only memories remained.
  6. kim. 230752
    kim. 230752 19 November 2013 17: 40
    Quote: Nayhas
    Aviation PLO of Russia is quietly dying ...

    ALL Russia is quietly dying, and along with it, PLO aviation. And strategic aviation is almost dead: there are no engines on the TU-160! There is nothing and nowhere to upgrade them! Passenger planes regularly beat! And the authorities are on the drum! They only lie and lie.
    APASUS 19 November 2013 21: 32
    Often I notice that in the West they are not particularly tormented with the invention. They just take a standard plane and equip it with locators, get a patrol plane, or take a truck and complete it with tanks - all are Stratotankers.
    1. clidon
      clidon 19 November 2013 22: 05
      Everything is the same as ours - They took IL-18 - became IL-38. They took IL-76, became IL-78. )
      1. Alex 241
        Alex 241 19 November 2013 22: 25
        Gulf Stream 5 CAEW (Compact Airborne Early Warning)