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Re: Caccia di sesta generazione

Messaggio da richelieu » 13 novembre 2016, 10:26

A margine e ..... guardando al futuro .....
..... - piloti ..... + robots ..... :transformer:

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The US military has a well-known shortage of pilots - a problem that is exacerbated by aging legacy aircraft that require at least two people in the cockpit - but the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency may have a solution on the way.
DARPA is making headway on two different concepts for robotic copilots that would be able to autonomously operate aircraft and offer advice to the human pilot onboard.
In October, the two defense contractors developing those systems, Aurora Flight Sciences and Sikorksy, conducted a series of flight demonstrations ahead of a downselect to a single vendor for the program’s third and final phase.
The impetus behind the Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program is to develop a system that can reduce the number of crew onboard manned platforms, going “from two pilots down to one, and then possibly down to zero,” explained Jean Charles-Lede, program manager of DARPA’s tactical technology program office, during a recent briefing.
Fonte ..... "DARPA Banks on Robot Copilots to Help Quell Military Pilot Shortage" .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 9 gennaio 2017, 10:40

Laser per i caccia di prossima generazione ..... l' USAF si muove .....
The US Air Force (USAF) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) related to its efforts to field a laser-based self-protection system for its tactical combat aircraft.
The RFP, posted by the Air Force Research Laboratory, Directed Energy Directorate, Laser Division (AFRL/RDL) on the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) website on 5 January, seeks research proposals for the service's Laser Advancements for Next-generation Compact Environments (LANCE) project, which is geared at integrating a defensive laser weapon aboard current and future fighter-sized aircraft.
Fonte: Jane's (328 of 614 words) ..... "USAF issues RFP for fighter aircraft laser weapon" .....

FedBizOpps ..... "Laser Advancements for Next-generation Compact Environments (LANCE)" .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 27 febbraio 2017, 15:53

Prima del PCA potrebbe entrare in servizio il PEA .....
​Gen. Hawk Carlisle thinks the Air Force’s nascent Penetrating Electronic Attack aircraft may actually go operational before the Penetrating Counter-Air platform that will notionally succeed or complement the F-22 and F-35 in the air superiority role.
The Air Combat Command chief, speaking with defense reporters on Friday, said the PEA, which he described as a “partnership platform” with the F-22, F-35, and B-21 bomber, could be “autonomous or semi-autonomous” and escort strike aircraft going into the most heavily defended enemy airspace as a stand-in jammer.
Fonte: AFA ....."Penetrating Electronic Attack May Come Before Counter-Air Platform" .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 30 marzo 2017, 12:16

PCA ..... lo vogliono presto ..... anche a pezzi e bocconi ..... :shock:
The US Air Force could field its Penetrating Counterair platform on a fast track, according to the service’s head of Air Combat Command.
The USAF will likely purchase its next standoff aircraft in batches and add capabilities along the way, rather than wait for years for an exquisite aircraft, Lt Gen Mike Holmes told reporters 29 March.
The service is already working with Congress to figure out what authorities would allow the air force to field a prototype and complete a fly-off, instead of a longer engineering, manufacturing and development process, Holmes says.
“If we did it the way we bought the F-22 and the F-35, it would still be 25 years away and I just don’t want to wait that long,” Holmes says.
“That’s why we’re talking about doing a different acquisition model where we’ll buy probably more than 100, but some number of a version and see how those do and see what’s available and see if we want to add something in the next round.”
Fonte: FlightGlobal ..... "Air Combat Commander hints at rapid acquisition for new standoff aircraft" .....

Una soluzione peggiore della tanto criticata 'concurrency' ?
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Re: Caccia di sesta generazione

Messaggio da richelieu » 22 luglio 2017, 17:33

NGAD (Next Generation Air Dominance) .....
Sembra che ora la Marina USA sappia veramente che velivolo vuole ..... e si stia orientado, in modo particolare, su velocità e raggio d' azione .....
The Navy is knee deep in an analysis on how best to replace its Super Hornet and Growler aircraft.
Though much work is still left to be done, the resulting platform could look a lot different than both those jets, with a much higher priority on range and speed.
The service kicked off its “Next Generation Air Dominance” analysis of alternatives in January 2016 to study potential replacements for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and E/A-18G Growler.
(Confusingly, the Air Force has used the NGAD term to describe its own analysis of alternatives for an F-22 follow-on aircraft, but the services’ efforts are not connected and there are no plans to pursue a joint fighter).
Now, after about a year and a half, the Navy team feels they have a complete understanding of what capabilities the future carrier strike group needs to have and, importantly, what threats it will face, Capt. Richard Brophy, who is working the AoA effort as part of the service’s air warfare division, said during a panel at the Office of Naval Research’s science and technology expo.
Fonte: DefenseNews ..... "Speed and range could be key for Navy's next fighter jet" .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 7 novembre 2017, 9:25

LM ha ricevuto un contratto che prevede la messa a punto di un' arma laser sperimentale installabile su un aereo da caccia .....
Lockheed Martin has received a $26.3 million contract to develop and produce a laser than can be tested on a fighter jet by 2021.
The initiative will see Lockheed develop a high power fiber laser as part of US Air Force's Research Lab's Self-protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) programme, says Lockheed in a statement (*).
Fonte: flightglobal.com ..... "Lockheed to develop experimental laser for fighters" .....

(*) ... "Lockheed Martin Receives Contract to Develop Compact Airborne High Energy Laser Capabilities" ...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 23 novembre 2017, 9:36

NGAD ..... siamo al "Vorrei ..... ma (almeno per ora) non posso" ..... :mrgreen:
The US Air Force will need to replicate funding levels not seen since President Ronald Reagan's military spending build-up in the early 1980s in order to make its next-generation air dominance (NGAD) concept a reality, the head of Air Combat Command says this week.
The service has a solid grasp of what it would take to guarantee control of the air after finishing its 2030 air superiority study last spring, which assessed its limitations against future airpower threats.
What the USAF is still struggling with is where to find the dollars to fund its next ambitious acquisition programme.
“I don’t see a shortcut to doing it,” Gen Mike Holmes says.
“Whatever path you choose, to go after maintaining that air superiority option, it’s going to cost about the same as it did 30 years ago.”
Fonte: flightglobal.com ..... "USAF needs Reagan-level dollars for penetrating counterair platform" .....
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Re: Caccia di sesta generazione

Messaggio da richelieu » 15 dicembre 2017, 17:34

Lo posto in questa discussione ..... ma, in realtà, non so se sia quella giusta ..... perchè non ho la benché minima idea di cosa quel 'coso' possa essere .....

..... https://twitter.com/hashtag/PhantomWorks?src=hash .....

L' unica cosa certa è che Boeing, fra pochi giorni, ci farà una sorpresa ..... :santa:

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Messaggio da richelieu » 26 febbraio 2018, 16:34

Ulteriori passi verso il caccia di nuova generazione .....
U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, armed with the biggest infusion of cash for research and development the service has seen in years, is looking to pivot from the counterterrorism fight in the Middle East to preparing for a potential clash with China.
Key to that effort will be investing in maintaining air and space superiority as new threats emerge, Wilson said Feb. 21 during an interview ahead of the Air Force Association’s annual air warfare symposium here.
In particular, the Air Force is spending $2.7 billion more than planned over the next five years (almost $10 billion in total) to accelerate “Next Generation Air Dominance” (NGAD), a family of systems designed to ensure air superiority well into the century.
The effort likely will include a next-generation fighter to replace the F-22, F-35, or both.
Fonte: aviationweek.com ..... "USAF Speeds Next-Gen Fighter Family, With Eye Toward China" .....
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Dal Daily Report dell' AFA del 7 Marzo 2018 .....
USAF Buying Back Sixth Generation Development .....

The Air Force’s Fiscal 2019 budget request contains a big jump in funding to develop next-generation air dominance, or a sixth generation air superiority system, Lt. Gen. Jerry Harris, the deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and requirements, said Tuesday.
The Fiscal 2019 budget request, released last month, shows “we put a ton of money back in, but that’s money pilfered” from previous budgets where the service was forced to fund current operations over long-term planning.
“All we’ve done is put it back,” Harris said.
The Air Force’s Fiscal 2019 budget request calls for $504 million in research, development, test, and evaluation for Next Generation Air Dominance.
This is up from $294.7 million in Fiscal 2018.
This funding will dramatically increase to $1.4 billion in Fiscal 2020 and $2 billion the year after.
The next generation of air superiority is not going to just be an airborne platform, it will also need to work with space assets and sensors that are “not typically associated with an air vehicle,” Harris said.
This also needs to be coupled with development of new weapons, because the Air Force “can’t continue to shoot fourth generation weapons off fifth and six generation” aircraft, Harris said.

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Opera di contenimento .....
The Aircraft and Weapons division chief with the US Air Force Cost Analysis Agency has made a series of suggestions in a research paper for keeping the price of a sixth generation fighter down after analysing a myriad of cost-overruns by the B-2, F-22 and F-35 programmes.
A reoccurring theme throughout many of the suggested measures is a need for the USAF to maintain a disciplined focus on a narrow set of unchanging priorities for their next generation fighter.
The research paper was presented at an International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association workshop in June 2018.
One suggestion is that the USAF develop their next aircraft by focusing on one major item at a time and then incrementally adding other system upgrades – an approach that has worked on previous aircraft programmes.
Fonte: flightglobal.com ..... "USAF analyst suggests ways to avoid cost overruns on 6th-gen fighter" .....
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Dopo il contratto destinato alla realizzazione di motori di nuova generazione assegnato il 29 Giugno a GE .....
General Electric Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, has been awarded a $437,032,792 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification (P00029) to contract FA8626-16-2138 for designing, fabricating, integrating, and testing complete, flight-weight adaptive engines.
The contract modification is for the execution of next generation adaptive propulsion risk reduction for air superiority applications.
Work will be performed in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by March 30, 2022.
Fiscal 2018 research and development funds in the amount of $25,566,999 are being obligated at the time of award.
Total cumulative face value of the contract is $1,449,920,786.
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
..... il 7 Settembre ne è stato assegnato uno analogo a UTC-P&W .....
United Technologies Corp., East Hartford, Connecticut, has been awarded a $436,688,397 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification (P00027) to contract FA8626-16-2139 for designing, fabricating, integrating, and testing complete, flight-weight adaptive engines.
The contract modification is for the execution of next generation adaptive propulsion risk reduction for air superiority applications.
Work will be performed in East Hartford, Connecticut, and is expected to be completed by Feb. 28, 2022.
Fiscal 2018 research and development funds in the amount of $10,000,000 are being obligated at the time of award.
Total cumulative face value of the contract is $1,449,687,297.
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
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Messaggio da richelieu » 8 ottobre 2018, 12:13

Dopo le celebrazioni a base di champagne per la vittoria nella competizione T-X ..... quale sara' il successivo passo di Boeing nel settore militare ?
..... because a far bigger competition looms: a sixth-generation fighter
That will require in-house engineering savvy not shown by Boeing in decades.
Boeing’s last serious attempt to design and produce a clean-sheet combat aircraft all on its own was the large-mouthed X-32.
Fonte ..... https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... pr-452492/ .....

Una cosa e' certa ..... dovranno affilarsi bene i denti per riuscire ad avere una qualche possibilita' di vincere .....
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Non collaboreranno ...
After developing the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lighting II together, the US Navy (USN) and the US Air Force (USAF) are parting ways.
The USN’s next-generation fighter won’t be jointly developed with the USAF.
That’s because the USN does not plan to use its Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) aircraft on penetration missions in highly-contested air space as the USAF aims to do with its next-generation fighter, says Angie Knappenberger, USN deputy director of air warfare, at the Navy League Sea-Air-Space conference in National Harbor, Maryland.
... flightglobal.com ... "Future US Navy fighter will not be joint effort with USAF" ...

E lo credo bene ... con tutto quello che è successo col programma JSF ... è il meno che potessero fare ... :mrgreen:
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Messaggio da richelieu » 13 maggio 2019, 23:58

Combattimento aereo ravvicinato e intelligenza artificiale ... la DARPA lancia la ricerca ...
The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) plans to launch a competition to teach artificial intelligence (AI) software programmes how to control aircraft and their weapons in dogfights.
The research agency sees the competition as the first step in developing software that would automate air-to-air combat.
AI-controlled fighter aircraft could react faster in combat and free up pilots to spend more time managing a larger air battle, says DARPA.
Ultimately, the Air Combat Evolution (ACE) programme aims to develop AI dogfighting software programs that are reliable and trusted enough by pilots to take over air-to-air combat.
... flightglobal.com ... "DARPA to launch competition for AI-powered aircraft dogfighting" ...

... darpa.mil ... "Training AI to Win a Dogfight" ...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 16 settembre 2019, 19:24

NGAD ... in servizio più presto di quanto previsto ?
The U.S. Air Force is preparing to radically alter the acquisition strategy for its next generation of fighter jets, with a new plan that could require industry to design, develop and produce a new fighter in five years or less.
On Oct. 1, the service will officially reshape its next-generation fighter program, known as Next Generation Air Dominance, or NGAD, Will Roper, the Air Force’s acquisition executive, said during an exclusive interview with Defense News.
Under a new office headed by a yet-unnamed program manager, the NGAD program will adopt a rapid approach to developing small batches of fighters with multiple companies, much like the Century Series of aircraft built in the 1950s, Roper said.
“Based on what industry thinks they can do and what my team will tell me, we will need to set a cadence of how fast we think we build a new airplane from scratch. Right now, my estimate is five years. I may be wrong,” he said.
“I’m hoping we can get faster than that — I think that will be insufficient in the long term [to meet future threats] — but five years is so much better than where we are now with normal acquisition.”
defensenews.com ... "The US Air Force’s radical plan for a future fighter could field a jet in 5 years"

In precedenza: airforcemag.com ... " Holmes: What ACC Expects from New “Century Series” "

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Digital Century Series” ... nominato un colonnello quale dirigente del nuovo "Program Executive Office for Advanced Aircraft" ...
The Air Force has established a new program executive office, led by a colonel, to transform the Next-Generation Air Dominance program and produce capabilities that replace or complement the F-22 and F-35 in their air superiority role.
The new “Advanced Aircraft” organization launched Oct. 2 at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, in a ceremony overseen by Air Force acquisition chief Will Roper.
The new office will pursue what Roper has described as a “Digital Century Series” approach, which emphasizes rapid design, fielding, and replacement of small-batch, advanced aircraft with short life spans.
Roper said the Digital Century Series will use agile software development, digital engineering, and open-system, modular architecture to swiftly design new aircraft and enter production with a significantly lower learning curve.
He argues each advanced platform could be fielded in as little as four or five years.
Col. Dale White, previously the program executive officer for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, and special operations forces, will serve as the Advanced Aircraft PEO.

... airforcemag.com ... "Air Force Creates New PEO for NGAD, Applying “Digital Century Series” Idea" ...

Anche qui ... wpafb.af.mil ... "Air Force stands up new Advanced Aircraft PEO" ...

E qui ... "defensenews.com ... US Air Force’s next-generation fighter inches forward with a new program head" ...

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Messaggio da richelieu » 4 ottobre 2019, 10:01

Digital Century Series” ... il commento di FlightGlobal ...

... "USAF sets up advanced fighter technology office" ...

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Messaggio da richelieu » 6 ottobre 2019, 0:31

Digital Century Series” ... un commento, non privo di scetticismo, da aerosociety.com ...

... "21st Century Boyd's – US goes back to the future" ...

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