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USAF to issue contract to Sikorsky for rescue helicopter


The US Air Force's combat rescue helicopter programme is moving forward.

The service announces on 4 March that it intends to issue a contract by the end of June to Sikorsky for the 14-year, $7 billion programme, which calls for up to 112 aircraft.

Sikorsky, in partnership with Lockheed Martin, was the only company to bid on the project with its proposed CRH-60, a modified version of its UH-60M Black Hawk.

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Rendering of Sikorsky's CRH-60 combat rescue helicopter. Sikorsky.

The USAF says it will move $430 million from other programmes to the CRH programme though fiscal year 2019 due to "the criticality" of the combat rescue mission.

The project also received an injection of more than $300 million in the fiscal year 2014 budget.

The service warns, however, that the programme may need to be "reevaluated" should additional defense budget cuts take effect in fiscal year 2016.

"The competitive price and the funding provided by Congress will allow us to award the CRH contract, but we could still face significant challenges to keeping this effort on track," says USAF secretary Deborah Lee James in a statement. "We will need to work with Congress throughout 2015 budget deliberations."

The CRH is intended to replace the USAF's aging HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopters, which are also a Sikorsky product.

"Sikorsky and our teammate Lockheed Martin thank the USAF for enabling us to build a modern and affordable combat rescue helicopter that will replace the service’s rapidly aging HH-60G Pave Hawk fleet," says Sikorsky in a statement. "We look forward to working with the USAF to deliver CRH-60 aircraft in the prescribed timeframe."
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F-22 fighter jets intercept two Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers

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The Control System from North American Aerospace Defense Command positively identified and incepted a group of two Russian Tu -95 Bear bombers flying off the coast of Alaska on Thursday.

The U.S. Air Force was forced to scramble F-22 stealth fighters to intercept the Russian aircraft in coordination with two Canadian CF-18 fighter aircraft.

Two Russian bombers were incepted in the Alaskan and Canadian ADIZ on Aug. 8th, according to NORAD.

After Russian Tu-95 long-range bombers entered the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone, the U.S. scrambled two F-22s supported by an E-3 Sentry, a KC-135 Stratotanker, C-130 Tanker and two Canadian CF-18 fighters to intercept them, NORAD said.

The Russian bombers remained in international airspace and at no time did the aircraft enter the United States or Canadian sovereign airspace.

NORAD employs a layered defense network of radars, satellites, and fighter aircraft to identify aircraft and determine the appropriate response. The identification and monitoring of aircraft entering a U.S. or Canadian ADIZ demonstrates how NORAD executes its aerospace warning and aerospace control missions for the United States and Canada.

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USAF C-130 military transport aircraft (image: Rushabh P Bafna)


US Air Mobility Command has ordered the grounding 123 C-130 Hercules aircraft to inspect them for signs of cracking on the “rainbow fitting” joints that hold the aircraft’s wings to the top of the fuselage.

“Gen. Maryanne Miller, Air Mobility Command commander, ordered the temporary removal of 123 of 450 Total Force C-130 Hercules from service on August 7, after ‘atypical cracks’ were discovered on the lower center wing joint or ‘rainbow fitting’ during programmed depot maintenance,” Air Mobility Command said in a statement Wednesday.

"In consultation with aircraft maintenance and engineering experts, Gen. Miller directed an immediate time compliance technical order inspection to identify and correct any cracking to ensure airworthiness of these C-130 aircraft," the statement said, adding that "aircraft that are inspected and determined to have no cracking will be immediately returned to service."

In accordance with the Time Compliance Technical Order (TCTO), in-depth visual and modified non-destructive inspections of the wing box will be conducted on affected C-130H and J-model aircraft that have not received the extended service life center wing box and have greater than 15,000 equivalent flight hours.

Aircraft that are inspected and determined to have no cracking will be immediately returned to service, the statement further said

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Avec ses nouvelles ailes, l’avion d’attaque A-10 Warthog pourrait rester en service jusqu’à la fin des années 2030

par Laurent Lagneau · 14 août 2019


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En juillet 2018, conformément à une demande du Congrès des États-Unis, l’US Air Force a organisé, à la base aérienne Edwards [Californie], une première phase de tests comparatifs entre le F-35A Lightning II et l’A-10 Warthog dans le domaine de l’appui aérien rapproché.

L’idée de cette confrontation avait été proposée par Martha McSally, une élue de la Chambre des représentants qui fut pilote de A-10 avant d’exercer son mandat. L’enjeu était de déterminer si le F-35A était en mesure de faire aussi bien, sinon mieux, que son aîné à un moment où l’US Air Force s’efforçait de trouver les arguments pour le retirer du service le plus tôt possible afin de se ménager des marges de manoeuvre budgétaires afin de financer d’autres priorités.

Or, le A-10 Warthog venait de faire une nouvelle fois la démonstration de ses capacités lors des opérations contre l’État islamique au Levant.

Cet avion tient un « rôle indispensable dans le combat contre l’EI en Irak, et pour assister l’Otan dans ses efforts pour dissuader une agression russe en Europe de l’Est. […] Nous ne pouvons tout simplement pas nous permettre de mettre prématurément à la retraite la meilleure arme d’appui aérien de notre arsenal sans lui avoir trouvé un remplaçant approprié », avait fait valoir feu John McCain, qui dirigeait alors le comité des Forces armées au Sénat.

Seulement, les conditions des tests comparatifs souhaités par le Congrès furent critiquées par le Project on Government Oversight, organisation à but non lucratif non partisane. Selon elle, le F-35A de Lockheed-Martin aurait été avantagé par rapport au A-10 Warthog. Ce qui fit vivement réagir Mme McSally, qui affirma, à l’époque, avoir contacté le chef d’état-major de l’US Air Force, le général David Goldfein, afin de lui rappeler qu’il devait « garantir une comparaison objective ».

Cela étant, le bureau des tests opérationnels et de l’évaluation [DOT&E] du Pentagone, peu suspect de complaisance à l’égard du F-35, assura que les évaluations opérationnelles de deux avions avaient été « exécutées fidèlement » aux directives du Congrès.

Quoi qu’il en soit, les résultats de cette comparaison n’ont pas été publiés… Mais il n’en reste pas moins que l’histoire du A-10 Warthog est loin d’être terminée, F-35A ou pas. Seulement, le nombre d’appareils en service sera drastiquement revu à la baisse.

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Ainsi, via un communiqué publié le 12 août, l’Air Force Materiel Command a annoncé qu’il venait de terminer un programme ayant consisté à remplacer les ailes de 162 A-10 Warthog [soit 61% de la flotte actuelle], ce qui devrait un potentiel de 10.000 heures de vol. De quoi leur permettre de voler jusqu’à la fin des années 2030, si, d’ici-là, leur retrait n’est pas décidé.

« Travailler sur un avion qui vole depuis près de 40 ans n’a pas été sans difficultés », a expliqué l’AFMC. Les modifications ont en effet nécessité la fabrication de nouvelles pièces pour le fuselage et le récupération de composants sur d’anciens appareils stockés à Davis-Monthan, en Arizona.

Les ailes des A-10 Warthog étant soumises à de fortes contraintes, l’US Air Force avait lancé un programme de mise à niveau en 2007 et notifié, à cette fin, un contrat d’un montant de 1,1 milliard de dollars à Boeing. Les travaux commencèrent quatre ans plus tard.

Pour rappel, le A-10 Warthog a initialement été conçu par Fairchild pour détruire les colonnes de blindés du Pacte de Varsovie, notamment grâce à son canon Gatling de 30 mm GAU-8 Avenger, capable de tirer 3.900 obus par minute. Pouvant emporter plus de 7.000 kg de munitions répartis sur 11 points d’ancrage, cet appareil s’est notamment illustré lors de l’opération Tempête du Désert [1991] et, plus récemment, en Afghanistan et au Levant [où il a assuré 11% des sorties de l’aviation américaine à un moment].

De conception « rustique », le A-10 Warthog est un avion qui sait encaisser les coups : il peut voler avec un seul moteur… Et la moitié d’une aile.

http://www.opex360.com/2019/08/14/avec-ses-nouvelles-ailes-lavion-dattaque-a-10-warthog-pourrait-rester-en-service-jusqua-la-fin-des-annees-2030/
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L’avion de combat F-15 présenterait d’importantes vulnérabilités informatiques

par Laurent Lagneau · 18 août 2019


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« C’est un avion basé sur un logiciel, et toute plate-forme basée sur un logiciel sera susceptible d’être piratée », avait confié le général Stephen Jost, un responsable de l’US Air Force au sujet de l’avion de combat de 5e génération F-35, dans les colonnes de Defense News, en novembre 2018.

Effectivement, plus un avion militaire [mais cela est valable pour un ordinateur, une voiture, etc] est connecté à des réseaux, plus il est susceptible de présenter des vulnérabilités susceptibles d’être exploitées par un adversaire.

Tel est donc le cas du F-35, sorte de « logiciel volant » dont le fonctionnement repose sur un système d’information logistique autonome [ALIS, Autonomic Logistics Information System] ainsi que sur le JRE [Joint Reprogramming Enterprise], qui est une base de données partagée sur les systèmes d’armes d’adversaires potentiels accessible à tous les appareils de ce type en service dans le monde.

Aussi, ces systèmes, bien que faisant l’objet de toutes les attentions en matière de cybersécurité, sont toujours susceptibles de présenter des failles constituant autant de cibles potentielles pour les pirates informatiques. L’expérience que vient de faire l’US Air Force avec le F-15, un avion dit de « 4e génération », le démontre.

Ainsi, à l’occasion de la conférence Def Con, dédiée à la cybersécurité, une équipe de 7 « hackers » de la société de sécurité informatique Synack a été conviée à Las Vegas par l’US Air Force et le Defense Digital Service [DDS] afin de trouver de potentielles failles pouvant affecter le système TADS [Technical Assistance Database System] du F-15.

« Le TADS recueille des images et d’autres informations à partir des capteurs de l’avion », a expliqué le Dr Will Roper, secrétaire adjoint à l’Air Force pour les acquisitions, la technologie et la logistique. « L’objectif était de trouver les faiblesses informatiques du système », a-t-il résumé.

Pour cette expérience, les hackers ont pu avoir un accès physique au système TADS. Une première. Et, selon le Washington Post, il a fallu 48 heures de travail pour mettre au jour un « gisement de vulnérabilités » critiques pour le bon fonctionnement du F-15.

Cela étant, on ignore si le TADS pourrait être piraté en vol. Reste que pour Will Roper, le risque est réel. « Il y a des millions de lignes de code dans tous nos appareils et si l’une d’entre-elles est défectueuse, alors un pays qui ne peut construire un avion de chasse pourrait nous en abattre un avec un clavier », a-t-il résumé.

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Le F-15EX [ou « Advanced »], c’est à dire la dernière version de cette appareil développée par Boeing, disposera d’un ordinateur de mission de combat pouvant traiter 87 milliards d’instructions par seconde.

Quant aux vulnérabilités découvertes par l’équipe de Synack, le Dr Roper a estimé qu’elles sont la conséquence d’années de « négligences » en matière de cybersécurité. Et cela, essentiellement pour des questions de coûts.

Quoi qu’il en soit, le Pentagone avait jusqu’à présent lancé des initiatives de type « Bug Bounty » en faisant appel à des hackers pour trouver des failles dans ses applications et systèmes informatiques. Aussi, le fait de s’en inspirer pour des systèmes d’armes est inédit. Car il est question désormais de faire appel à des hackers triés sur le volet pour trouver les failles éventuelles pouvant affecter les drones, voire les satellites.

« Je souhaite également ouvrir le système de contrôle au sol d’un satellite militaire opérationnel à des pirates informatiques à des fins d’essais », a en effet affirmé le Dr Roper au Washington Post. « Nous voulons amener cette communauté à s’appuyer sur de véritables systèmes d’armes et de vrais avions » car « s’ils ont des vulnérabilités, il serait préférable de les trouver avant que nous entrions en conflit », a-t-il ajouté.

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http://www.opex360.com/2019/08/18/lavion-de-combat-f-15-presenterait-dimportantes-vulnerabilites-informatiques/
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Lockheed Martin gets $2.43 billion F-35 Lightning II contract modification


Aug 24, 2019

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The U.S. defense giant Lockheed Martin has received a $2.43 billion modification to its contract for the Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program.

The modification to the firm-fixed-price Naval Air Systems Command contract involves initial spares for the Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, non-U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) participants, and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers.

“Spares to be procured include global spares packages, base spares packages, deployment spares packages, afloat spares packages and associated consumables,” the Department of Defense said in the statement.

According to the current information, all orders are expected to be placed no later than December 2020.

The F-35 Lightning is a supersonic, multi-role fighter jet that represents a quantum leap in air-dominance capability, offering enhanced lethality and survivability in hostile, anti-access airspace environments.

The U.S Department of Defense is developing and fielding a family of fifth-generation strike fighter aircraft integrating stealth technologies with advanced sensors and computer networking capabilities for the United States Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy, eight international partners, and four foreign military sales customers. The family is comprised of three aircraft variants.

The Air Force’s F-35A variant will complement its F-22A fleet and is expected to replace the air-to-ground attack capabilities of the F-16 and A-10. The Marine Corps’ F-35B variant will replace its F/A-18 and AV-8B aircraft. The Navy’s F-35C variant will complement its F/A-18E/F aircraft.

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On 29 August Boeing delivered its 18th and 19th KC-46A Pegasus aerial refuelling tankers to the US Air Force (USAF).

Boeing spokesman Charles Ramey said on 3 September that the two aircraft were destined for McConnell Air Force Base (AFB), Kansas. Boeing, he said, will make additional deliveries later in September.

Ramey said Boeing has, overall, made 19 contractual deliveries with 18 aircraft having been flown to USAF bases. He said a contractual delivery takes place when the formal paperwork is signed. The aircraft comes off Boeing's books and becomes USAF property. Ramey said he was unsure when the 19th KC-46A would leave Boeing Field in Seattle for McConnell AFB.

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U.S. Air Force starting to look at the idea and engaging industry partners regarding the possibility to integrate hypersonic missiles and other advanced weapons into B-1B Lancer long-range bomber.

The plans of exploring ways to give the Lancer even more magazine capacity was first reported by The Drive.

During the visit of Air Force Global Strike Command and industry partners to Edwards Air Force Base, California was said that the U.S. Air Force has plans to increase the B-1B weapons capacity to integrate future advanced weapons.

The two potential programs – external carriage and long bay options – would allow the B-1B to carry weapons externally, significantly increasing its magazine capacity for munitions, as well as adding larger, heavier munitions, including the deadly hypersonic missiles that designed to destroy adversaries’ weapons before they are launched.

Lt. Col. Dominic Ross, B-1B program element monitor, AFGSC said the expanded capabilities will be conventional only, keeping the aircraft compliant with New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or New START.

Lt. Gen. Richard Clark, chief of staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters Air Force, along with Gen. Tim Ray, AFGSC commander, and other government and industry partners, were briefed on the potential expanded capabilities and how they would be able to adapt to future requirements.

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“It increases the magazine capacity of the B-1B. Currently we can carry 24 weapons internally, now it can be increased to potentially 40 based on what type of pylon we would create,” Ross said. “This gets the B-1 into the larger weapons, the 5,000 pounders. It gets it into the hypersonics game as well.”

Ross said that the B-1B was designed with eight hard points to carry weapons, as well as a moveable bulkhead. The demonstration showed a notional hypersonic missile mock-up attached to a Conventional Rotary Launcher; the same CRL used on the B-52H.

For the demonstration, the bomber was also outfitted with an inert Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile attached to a pylon, which was attached to one of the original hard points on the plane. The demonstration was conducted at Edwards AFB with the 419th Flight Test Squadron due to its experience with testing on the platform.

Capt. Timothy Grace, test weapons systems officer, 419th FLTS, provided technical expertise about the B-1B aircraft used for the demonstration and was able to explain to the group how the proposed concept is relevant to the warfighter.

“I wanted to make sure it was tested correctly and reviewed it to make sure it’s relevant to the warfighter,” Grace said. “And absolutely, there are things we can use this for.”

Another point he made was how quickly the bulkhead modification can be accomplished, and then reversed.

“It’s not a permanent modification, it’s something that can be done through a few work shifts with the Maintenance (Flight),” he said. “So depending on what the targets are that we’re going after, the weapons we need to carry, we can move that bulkhead, and do the external carriage.”

From a commander’s viewpoint, the expanded carriage would open up better planning options, said Col. Richard Barksdale, 28th Operations Group commander, from Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota.

“It would basically increase the weapons capacity to make the bomber more efficient, so that we’re able to strike more targets with the same aircraft,” Barksdale said. “It would allow us to more efficiently plan for targeting and use fewer aircraft with fewer aircrews in harm’s way to strike the same number of targets. It would also decrease the support required, whether that’s tankers or other support assets.”

Barksdale compared the added capability to having “more arrows in the quiver of the B-1.”

“It really shows the aircraft was originally designed for that capability; to move that bulkhead forward and make a larger bay, it shows the forethought of the original engineers and now, that can potentially come into fruition,” Barksdale said. “To me, just the opportunity to increase the weapons load capacity is pretty exciting. It’s a pretty impressive capability.”

Ross said the initial idea was brought forth from B-1B crews, including himself. He previously served as a B-1B weapons systems officer, and then as a pilot. His role as the B-1B program element manager allowed him the ability to reach out to the appropriate organizations to demonstrate the idea.

“I was very adamant about making that happen because it was something that I wanted to have happen the whole time I was flying it,” Ross said. “I was ‘full afterburner’ to make sure we got this thing to where we are at, and to hopefully continue on to make it a reality.”

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The U.S. Air Force’s newest advanced trainer aircraft honors the legacy of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, the nation’s first squadron of African American pilots who flew combat missions during World War II.

The all-new advanced trainer aircraft, the T-X, has officially been named the T-7A Red Hawk.

The name is also a tribute to the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, an American fighter aircraft that first flew in 1938 and was flown by the 99th Fighter Squadron, the U.S. Army Air Forces’ first African American fighter squadron

The Tuskegee Airmen subsequently painted their Republic P-47 Thunderbolts and North American P-51 Mustangs with a red-tailed paint scheme.

The T-7A Red Hawk, manufactured by Boeing, introduces capabilities that prepare pilots for fifth generation fighters, including: high-G environment, information/sensor management, high angle of attack flight characteristics, night operations, and transferable air-to-air and air-to-ground skills.

“The T-7A will be the staple of a new generation of aircraft,” Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan said during the Air, Space & Cyber Conference Sep. 16 . “The Red Hawk offers advanced capabilities for training tomorrow’s pilots on data links, simulated radar, smart weapons, defensive management systems, as well as synthetic training capabilities.”

Along with updated technology and performance capabilities, the T-7A will be accompanied by enhanced simulators and the ability to update system software faster and more seamlessly. The plane was also designed with maintainers in mind by utilizing easy-to-reach and open access panels.

The T-7A features twin tails, slats and big leading-edge root extensions that provide deft handling at low speeds, allowing it to fly in a way that better approximates real world demands and that is specifically designed to prepare pilots for fifth-generation aircraft. The aircraft’s single engine generates nearly three times more thrust than the dual engines of the T-38C Talon which it is replacing.

“The distance between the T-38 and an F-35 is night and day,” said Air Force Chief of Staff General David L. Goldfein. “But with the T-7A the distance is much, much smaller. And that’s important because it means the pilots trained on it will be that much better, that much faster at a time when we must be able to train to the speed of the threat.”

A $9.2 billion contract awarded to Boeing in September 2018 calls for 351 T-7A aircraft, 46 simulators and associated ground equipment to be delivered and installed, replacing Air Education and Training Command’s 57-year-old fleet of T-38C Talons.

The first T-7A aircraft and simulators are scheduled to arrive at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, in 2023. All undergraduate pilot training bases will eventually transition from the T-38C to the T-7A. Those bases include: Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi; Laughlin AFB, Texas; Sheppard AFB, Texas and Vance AFB, Oklahoma.

https://defence-blog.com/news/u-s-air-forces-new-trainer-aircraft-officially-named-t-7a-red-hawk.html
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