Air International 2013-11
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Main: Military
Cornwall's iconic St Michael's Mount in Mount's Bay forms a great backdrop for the world class Merlin Mk2.
The 0.5 calibre M3M machine gun provides a hefty punch for the Mk2's force protection role.
Royal Navy Merlin Force conversion plans start with 820 and 829 Naval Air Squadron this year followed by 814 NAS next year.
Ground crew oversee pre-flight procedures as two Mk2s prepare for a mission.
More than a decade of design and testing has increased the operational capability of the maritime variant of the Merlin helicopter.
Externally the Merlin Mk2 may look like the original Mk1, but internally the upgraded helicopter is jam-packed with advanced systems for anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare.
New flat panel multi-function displays and touch screen units provide balance between touch and stick control in the Merlin Mk2's glass cockpit.
New primary tactical display monitors and touch screen units are the centrepiece of the Mk2's re-designed tactical consoles.
Open architecture and improved HMI integrated on the Merlin Mk2 is designed to ease the crew transition.
The operational evaluation of Link 16 was the last major task undertaken by CEAM personnel on the Mirage 2000-5F.
Numerous missions were flown during the operational evaluation of the Rafale's RBE2 AESA radar system. According to pilots, the level of performance of the AESA is outstanding.
The CEAM operates a varied fleet of fast jets. Here Rafale C137, the first production example fitted with an AESA radar, flies in formation with a Mirage 2000-5F.
Predator обладает значительной продолжительностью полета, позволяющей ему кружить над полем боя подобно стервятнику. Отсутствие на борту летчика позволяет использовать аппарат для выполнения заданий повышенной опасности.
The General Atomics Predator A is the basis for the enhanced Predator XP variant due to enter service with the UAE.
Numerous missions were flown during the operational evaluation of the Rafale's RBE2 AESA radar system. According to pilots, the level of performance of the AESA is outstanding.
The CEAM operates a varied fleet of fast jets. Here Rafale C137, the first production example fitted with an AESA radar, flies in formation with a Mirage 2000-5F.
The AASM has proven to be an accurate and flexible weapon system.
Saab is offering to modify existing Saab 340 (on photo) and Saab 2000 regional airliners as maritime patrol or surveillance aircraft equipped to the customer's specification.
A Wescam MX-15 multi-sensor, multi-spectral imaging system turret mounted on the door of a special forces Transall.
Escadron de Transport 3/61 'Poitou' is a regular CEAM customer for special forces equipment.
The Saab 2000 AIRTRACER signals intelligence gathering system.
Saab is offering to modify existing Saab 340 and Saab 2000 (on photo) regional airliners as maritime patrol or surveillance aircraft equipped to the customer's specification.
Like all other Armee de I'Air aircraft, the EC725 Caracal was thoroughly tested by CEAM experts.
Chile's Airbus Military C295MPAs are equipped with the Fully Integrated Tactical System and can undertake over-the-horizon targeting.
A torpedo launched from an Airbus Military C295MPA during a weapons trial.
Saab is offering the Skeldar vertical take-off and landing unmanned air vehicle for ISR roles to Gulf nations.
The Beechcraft 350 King Air is the basis of several ISR variants in service in the region. This aircraft serves wit the Iraqi Air Force.
The Beech MC-12W Liberty was used by the US Air Force in Iraq and is currently operational in Afghanistan.
The Cessna AC-208 Armed Caravan' can use AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missions.
In addition to larger platforms, several manufacturers offer special missions versions of smaller types; Cessna has delivered the ISR Caravan to Iraq, among other customers.
Piaggio has teamed with Abu Dhabi Autonomous System Investments to develop the P180 Multirole Patrol Aircraft.
ASTAC reconaissance pods will be transferred to Mirage 2000D squadrons once the Mirage F1CR is withdrawn.
Seahawk нового поколения: MH-60R/S. MH-60S ВМС США (на фото, неофициальное наименование "Knighthawk") и MH-60R Seahawk представляют собой развитие, соответственно, SH-60F и SH-60B. Оба варианта принимают участие в действиях ВМС США в рамках войны с терроризмом. Первый дальний поход MH-60R выполнил в 2009 году, вскоре за ним последовал "Knighthawk". HH-60R Rescue Hawk обеспечивает выполнение задач поиска и спасения в боевых условиях. Согласно программе Helo CONOPS, на вооружении ВМС США останутся вертолеты только трех типов: MH-60R, MH-60S и MH-53E. MH-60 будут использовать- совместно с MQ-8.
In addition to its widespread use overland the AGM-114 Hellfire can be used for maritime strike.
The Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk is on order for Qatar. These examples belong to the US Navy's HSM-77 'Saberhawks'.
ASTAC reconaissance pods will be transferred to Mirage 2000D squadrons once the Mirage F1CR is withdrawn.
The Rafale's weapons inventory is expanding. This aircraft is seen with a MBDA SCALP EG cruise missile, GBU-22 and GBU-24 laser-guided bombs, AASM precision-guided munition and Mica air-to-air missiles.
All of the maritime surveillance Dash 8s currently in service are based on the Q200 or Q300. Several companies are now offering special versions based on the Q400 for a variety of roles, including the airframe's manufacturer.
The UAE was the launch customer of the Air Tractor AT-802U armed ISR platform.