Singapore Air Show 2012

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  1. 1.44

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    China unveils homemade AC313 large civilian helicopter


    China's first domestically developed civilian helicopter has completed a successful maiden flight in Jingdezhen, in the eastern province of Jiangxi.
    The heavy-lift AC313 helicopter, built by the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (Avic), can carry 27 passengers or up to 13.8 tonnes.
    It is designed to be used for rescue missions in earthquakes, typhoons and other natural disasters.
    It is the latest advance for the country's ambitious aerospace industry.
    At last month's Singapore Air Show, Beijing unveiled the Comac C919 aircraft - China's answer to the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320, which should be available commercially by 2016.
    The AC313 has a maximum range of 900km (560 miles), the state-run China Daily reported on its website.
    Its test flight - broadcast live on China Central Television on Thursday - was hailed as a "breakthrough in domestic aviation technology", it added.

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  3. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    Domestic helicopter my ass... that is the Mi-38.
     
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    I would safely bet it is a Russian copy with some European sabotage cough influences. But it is still important to note that they're drastically speeding up their airlift and transport capability now, this is only the start.

    It is only a matter of years before some sort of attack helicopter also surfaces. With such a budget and infiltration in other countries, it is easy to see China having drastic success in their military industry where it counts most. India should also look for upgrade and get some new Chinooks at least 8 squadrons worth with a production clause, and drastically more advanced attack helicopters with transfer of tech. For Indian terrain and environment : Mi-28N, AH-64D are the best options. I would stray from the recent Kamov's because ideally the Ka-50 and Ka-52 are both required for what a single Apache can do hooked up with Israeli avionics. France offered Tigers to Pakistan a while back and that option for PAA still exists and Super Cobras are potentials. AH-1F and -IS versions Pakistan has a monopoly on. India needs to move past the Mil-24 series and go past the Dhruv.
     
  5. badguy2000

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    the generals of PLA still don't pay much attention to helicopters.

    however, the demand for civilian helicotpers are increasing rapidly in CHina.it makes CHinese helicopter manufacturing invest more in R&D.
     
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    China tests 1st self-developed heavy-lift chopper

    BEIJING

    State-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China staged a successful maiden test flight Thursday of its self-developed heavy-lift helicopter, the latest advance for the country's ambitious aerospace industry.

    The 13.8-ton AC313 can carry 27 passengers or 15 injured on stretchers, and has a maximum range of 560 miles (900 kilometers), according to the Web site of the official People's Daily newspaper. It was successfully test flown Thursday morning in Jiangxi province, the paper said.

    The aircraft appears to be larger version of the 7-ton Zhi-8 medium transport helicopter, itself a close copy of the French SA 321 Super Frelon. China bought 13 of the French helicopters in the 70s and at least one was reportedly disassembled for study and reverse-engineering.

    China's aerospace spans military jets, commercial airliners, and even a manned space flight program.

    The corporation is a central driver of that effort, having already built latest-generation fighter jets and midrange commercial airliners, and now working on a larger plane that would compete with Airbus and Boeing.

    At 56 tons, the Russian Mi-26 is far and away the world's largest helicopter, twice as heavy as the American CH-47 Chinook.
     
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    What is the varry capacity of the ALH Dhruv??
     
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    here is your helicopter ass Mi38..
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    I think russian now feel the same pinch :D
     
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    Russia and China had signed a JV on large transport helicopters, it appears the Mi-38 is the design of choice. History of Mi-38 development was that it was going to use Pratt and Whitney engines, but after the August War they were banned. Ironically, China is not embargoed from PW engines so China is an easy sell for the Mi-38. The reason this isn't a military transport is because PW would ban the sale for military use.
     
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    http://www.raytheon.com/newsroom/technology/rtn10_sas/news02/index.html

    Raytheon’s Fish Hawk: A Game Changer for Anti-Submarine Warfare

    For the first time in Asia, Raytheon Missile Systems will show a model of its Fish Hawk wing kit at the Singapore Air Show from Feb. 2 to 5. The Fish Hawk is Raytheon’s answer to the U.S. Navy’s need for a high altitude anti-submarine weapon. The wing kit would give U.S. allies in the Asia-Pacific region the capability to deploy torpedoes from an extended launch envelope.

    The kit attaches to Raytheon’s MK 54 lightweight torpedo and the P-8 Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft to precisely deploy torpedoes from high altitudes while standing off a safe distance from a target. Once launched, the system uses precision GPS to glide the torpedo toward the water to seek out, engage and destroy a threat submarine.

    Fish Hawk, which was designed from the ground up for the P-8 Poseidon, offers new capabilities that will enable aircraft to launch from higher altitudes, enhancing survivability. The system also provides longer time on station thanks to reduced fuel consumption. Another benefit: Fish Hawk reduces airframe stress because the aircraft is no longer required to dive down to the target in order to deploy an anti-submarine torpedo.

    The Singapore Air Show is the largest aerospace and defense exhibition in Asia. At this global marketplace, allies from navies all over the world will have the opportunity to learn more about Fish Hawk’s game-changing capabilities.

    Key Points

    * Modular GPS-guided wing kit for the MK54 lightweight torpedo
    * Specifically designed for the P-8 Poseidon
    * Mature, combat-proven components make this a low-risk weapon
     
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    http://www.deagel.com/news/Air-Laun...Kit-Demonstrated-Successfully_n000004202.aspx

    Air Launched Fish Hawk MK 54 Torpedo Modification Kit Demonstrated Successfully


    Raytheon Proves Advanced Anti-Submarine Capability with Successful Flight Test

    EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., May 14, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has entered the U.S. Navy's High Altitude Anti-Submarine Warfare Weapons Concept (HAAWC) competition, successfully demonstrating a new weapon system -- the Fish Hawk -- March 21 at the Eglin flight demonstration range in the Gulf of Mexico.

    The Fish Hawk is a kit that attaches to Raytheon's MK54 lightweight torpedo and enables submarine-hunting aircraft like the P-8 Multi Mission Maritime Aircraft and P-3 Orion to precisely deploy torpedoes from high altitudes while standing off a safe distance from a target.

    During the March demonstration, an aircraft flying at 15,000 feet jettisoned a Fish Hawk-equipped dummy torpedo. The Fish Hawk's wings rapidly deployed and the weapon system then glided more than 10 nautical miles, splashing down well within the small target area and achieving all primary test objectives.

    "This flight test successfully demonstrated the ability of Fish Hawk to accurately place the MK54 torpedo on target after release from a high-altitude aircraft like the P-3 or P-8," said Ken Pedersen, Raytheon vice president of Advanced Programs. "We look forward to leveraging our expertise as the world's leader in precision guided munitions and presenting the customer with a cost-effective design that meets or exceeds all HAAWC requirements."

    The kit is composed of wings that deploy after the system is released from an aircraft, a control section and a Global Positioning System-Inertial Navigation System precision guidance system. The kit is designed to enable both the P-3 and P-8 to maximize loadout by deploying the system from the aircraft bomb bay.

    Fish Hawk offers new capabilities that will enable aircraft to launch from higher altitudes and thus enhance survivability. The system also provides longer time on station thanks to reduced fuel consumption. Additionally, Fish Hawk reduces airframe stress because the aircraft is no longer required to dive down to the target in order to deploy an anti-submarine torpedo.
     
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    http://www.ainonline.com/news/single-news-page/article/fish-hawk-extends-poseidons-reach-23653/

    Fish Hawk extends Poseidon’s reach


    Here at the Singapore Airshow, Raytheon Missile Systems (Stand U01) is showcasing its Fish Hawk standoff antisubmarine torpedo. While the weapon has been under development for some time, this is its inaugural promotion at a major international exhibition, highlighting the interest in it from the Asia-Pacific region.

    Development of the Fish Hawk began in answer to the changing nature of antisubmarine warfare, with a greater emphasis being placed on operations against quiet submarines operating in littoral waters. The nature of ASW patrol aircraft operations is also changing as the U.S. Navy gears up to welcome the Boeing P-8 Poseidon into its ranks as a replacement for the P-3 Orion.

    Under the high-altitude ASW weapon concept (HAAWC) program the U.S. Navy is looking for a torpedo that can be air-delivered from high altitude and standoff range. By removing the need to descend to low level in proximity to the submarine and inshore defenses, the ability to launch in the high-altitude regime enhances aircraft survivability, increases time on station and reduces stress on the airframe.

    Rather than rig an existing wing/guidance kit to the Navy’s Mk 54 lightweight torpedo (also supplied by Raytheon), the company started from scratch in designing an all-new, low-profile pivot wing kit tailored to the P-8. Although it is aimed principally at the Poseidon, the Fish Hawk can also be carried by the P-3 and other maritime patrol aircraft as its streamlined form mirrors that of the standard Mk 54.
    While the Fish Hawk is a new weapon, its modular nature allows the incorporation of proven guidance components, such as those gathered from the AGM-154 JSOW standoff weapon. This approach provides the all-new weapon with a healthy measure of system maturity and the ability to move swiftly to production if required.

    According to Mark Borup, head of the Fish Hawk’s business development, “this maturity allows us to build it to requirement and to cost, with low risk.” It also enhances system reliability, he maintained.

    The Fish Hawk’s modularity also allows a range of options to be incorporated to match customer requirements. A key option is the provision of a data link, which would allow the weapon to transmit health and status data in flight back to the control aircraft. Working in the opposite direction, the link allows updated or alternate target data to be fed to the weapon, mission abort signals to be sent, or control to be handed off to other platforms.

    After release, the Fish Hawk pivots its wings to the spread position and glides by GPS/inertial guidance to either a pre-planned target location, or to a new point transmitted to the weapon via the link. Once descended to low level the wing kit is jettisoned and a chute is deployed to decelerate the torpedo for water entry. When in the water the Mk 54’s sonar and inertial systems take over. Although the weapon is designed to give standoff capability, it has a substantial launch envelope and can be released right above its target, employing a spiral pattern to descend rapidly.

    The Fish Hawk was first tested on March 21, 2008, during a flight over the Gulf of Mexico from Eglin AFB, Florida. The trial exceeded all requirements and demonstrated a high level of accuracy, validating the weapon’s guidance algorithms.

    Now Raytheon and its main competitor, Lockheed Martin (offering a proposal based on its Longshot wing kit), are waiting for the Navy to take the next step. “This requirement will most likely go forward,” said Borup, “and we are very comfortable with where we perceive the Navy to be going with this program. We offer the best standoff range, high off-boresight capability and a mature and cost-effective proposal. And it could be available quickly if needed.”
     
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    Singapore Airshow 2012

    Swiss aerospace firm Ruag is offering Hindustan Aeronautics the opportunity to perform engine and propeller upgrades for India's Do228 aircraft.

    India is a major operator of the twin-engined turboprop and HAL has produced approximately 100 Do228s under licence, said Ruag. The Indian Air Force operates 40 in the transport role and the Indian Navy operates 26 in the maritime patrol role. India's armed forces will eventually operate up to 100 Do228s.

    The proposed upgrade will see the engines of India's Do228s changed to Do 228NG (Next Generation) standard, with five-bladed composite propellers and a Honeywell TPE331-10 engine.

    The HAL offer excludes the upgrade of the Do228's cockpit or avionics to Do228NG standard, which offers a range of avionics improvements and includes a glass cockpit. Ruag added that the upgrade to Do228NG standard is possible and has been offered to other Do228 operators.

    "The upgrade for the propeller and engine is not complicated," said Ruag. "The engines can be turned in three weeks. An avionics upgrade is much more complex, with turnaround time of approximately six months."

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    Ruag said there are a number of benefits for the engine and propeller upgrade, such as reduced noise, better power, and higher ground clearance, which is useful when operating from gravel or unprepared runways. The time between overhauls can be as long as 7,000 hours, depending on utilisation.

    Ruag added that HAL is licensed to produce only the Do228 Classic, not the Do228NG, which is produced solely by Ruag.

    The Do228NG is a modernised version of the Do228-212 that first flew in the 1980s.

    The Do228NG made its Asian air show debut in early December this year at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition in Malaysia. In addition, Ruag is planning to bring the aircraft to the Singapore Air Show in February 2012.

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    Ruag offers Do228 engine, propeller upgrade to India
     
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    Asia's biggest arms, aerospace event begins under China shadow

    Published on Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 09:56 | Source : Reuters

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    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asia launched its biggest exhibition of aircraft and military hardware on Tuesday as a new report said China's defence expenditures would exceed the combined spending of all other major countries in the region within three years.

    Aircraft and weapons manufacturers, military officers, arms dealers and airline executives rubbed shoulders as the 2012 Singapore Airshow kicked off in a vast hangar near the city-state's Changi airport.

    Deals worth about $10 billion were announced at the last show in 2010 and the number could well be higher this year as Asian nations ramp up defence spending.

    IHS Jane's said in a report that while all major Asian nations are forecast to increase spending on defence, China's military budget will soar to $238.20 billion by 2015 from $119.80 billion last year, growing about 18.75 percent per annum.

    That number will exceed spending by all other nations in the region combined, but compares with a base U.S. defence budget of $525.40 billion for 2013.

    In Asia, Japan and India follow China in defence spending, but both may be constrained in coming years while China is likely to steam ahead, underpinned by strong economic growth, analysts said.

    "Japan's government debt and the investment needed after Fukushima will impact defence spend. We will increasingly see budget channeled towards key programmes and equipment," said Rajiv Biswas, chief economist in the Asia-Pacific for IHS Global Insight.

    "India's government debt and fiscal deficit is very high as a share of GDP, and the rupee depreciated significantly in 2011, all of which will limit India's defence ambitions."

    Nevertheless, Japan's defence budget is forecast to rise to $66.60 billion by 2015 from $60.30 billion last year. India's military expenditure is likely to be $44.90 billion in 2015 from $35.40 billion in 2011.

    "China's rise is not the only motivator," said Paul Burton at IHS Jane's. "There are a number of lingering security issues, driven by competition for untapped natural resources, that are prompting many states to increase their defence to GDP ratio."

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    On the civilian side, the show is likely to be dominated by Europe's carbon emissions scheme and by defects plaguing the Airbus A-380 and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

    The EU's Emissions Trading Scheme, introduced on January 1, has drawn howls of protest from airlines around the world, with China banning its carriers from taking part.

    Europe's plan to charge airlines for carbon emissions could trigger a full-blown trade war with implications for plane deals and Europe's crippling sovereign debt crisis.

    Meanwhile, the discovery of hairline cracks on part of the frame inside A380 wings several weeks ago has embarrassed its maker, Airbus Industrie, a unit of EADS. European safety authorities last week extended inspections for similar cracks to the entire fleet.

    Airbus and operators say there is no risk to safety, but German magazine Der Spiegel said the problem could cost Airbus 100 million euros.

    Boeing has said it has found a problem with the 787's fuselage, but has said the "incorrect shimming" is easily fixed and will not affect production schedules. Shims are used to close tiny gaps in joints.


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