[美国媒体] 盘点2016:关于空军技术的十笔大单

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1.Iraq requests $2bn worth of weapons for F-16 from US

  1. 伊拉克从美国获得价值20亿美元的F-16。


The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of a $1.95bn potential foreign military sale (FMS) of F-16 weapons and munitions to Iraq.


Iraq had previously requested 36 F-16 fighter jets and associated equipment and defence services.


The request includes 20 joint helmet mounting cueing systems, 24 AIM-9M Sidewinder missiles, 150 AGM-65D Maverick missiles, 14,120 500-pound general purpose bombs, 2,400 2,000-pound general purpose bombs, over 8,000 laser-guided bomb (LGB) tail kits and 8,500 FMU-152 fuses.



2.USAF unveils first rendering of B-21 long-range strike bomber


The US Air Force (USAF) revealed the first rendering of the long-range strike bomber (LRS-B), designated the B-21, at the Air Force Association's Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Florida, US.


USAF Secretary Deborah Lee James said: "This aircraft represents the future for our Airmen, and (their) voice is important to this process.

美国空军秘书长 Deborah Lee James表示:“B-21将代表我们这些飞行员的未来,因此飞行员们的意见也很重要。”

"The Airman who submits the selected name will help me announce it at the (Air Force Association) conference this fall."


The first rendering of the aircraft based on the initial design concept did not include the prototypes of the aircraft.


3.France and UK to work on £1.54bn future combat air system project

3.英法两国将在价值15.4亿英镑的“未来空战系统”(FCAS) 上展开合作。

The defence ministries of France and the UK announced work on the £1.54bn future combat air system project (FCAS) and introduced a new unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV).


The development follows the successful completion of a £120m joint feasibility study undertaken by the countries in 2014.


The FCAS project, which is aimed at developing the most advanced vehicle of its kind in Europe, is expected to benefit companies such as BAE Systems, Dassault Aviation, Thales France, Selex, Rolls-Royce and Safran.


4.Pakistan and China jointly produce JF-17B dual seat combat fighter aircraft


Pakistan and China are jointly producing the JF-17B dual seat combat fighter aircraft to be inducted by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF).


Production of the multi-role combat aircraft was announced at an induction ceremony held at Chengdu Aerospace Corporation (CAC) Chengdu, China.


Developed jointly by the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) and the CAC, the aircraft can be used for aerial reconnaissance, ground attack and aircraft interception.


5.India and France sign 7.8bn deal for 36 Rafale fighter aircraft


France and India signed the long-awaited contract for the acquisition of 36 Rafale for the Indian Air Force (IAF).


The deal value has come down to 7.8bn from the initial 1.2bn, The Indian Express reported.


The Dassault Aviation-built multi-role jet fighter will be supplied as part of an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) signed by France and India in January this year.


6.L-3 Communications wins $1.9bn KDC-10 logistics support contract from USAF


L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace secured an indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for the US Air Force's (USAF) KDC-10 aerial refuelling tankers.Valued at around $1.9bn, the contract will see the company provide logistics integration and support for the aircraft.The deal covers contractor operated and maintained base supply, aircraft maintenance to include depot and contractor field teams, and also modifications for service bulletins and time compliance technical orders, according to the US Department of Defense.


7.QinetiQ, Thales and Textron to bid for UK MoD's £1.2bn ASDOT programme

7.奎奈蒂克、泰雷兹和德事隆竞标英国国防部的12亿英镑的 ASDOT计划

QinetiQ, Thales and Textron AirLand collaborated to submit a bid for the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) upcoming air support to defence operational training (ASDOT) programme.


A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to this effect has been signed between the three companies.


Valued at around £1.2bn, the 15-year ASDOT contract will be awarded in September 2018 with a service delivery start in January 2020.


8.JASDF’s first F-35A Lightning II conducts maiden flight


The Japan Air Self Defense Force’s (JASDF) first F-35A Lightning II all-weather, stealth multirole fighter successfully completed its maiden flight.


Designated AX-1, the aircraft was piloted by Lockheed Martin’s F-35 test pilot Paul Hattendorf and flew for more than one hour.

这架被命名为AX-1的战斗机在洛克希德马丁公司的试飞员Paul Hattendorf的驾驶下飞行了一个多小时。


9.BAE to upgrade UK Royal Air Force’s Eurofighter Typhoon fleet


BAE Systems announced that the initial phase of enhancements to the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon fleet has entered the operational uation stage.


Phase I Enhancements Further Work (P1Eb FW), which forms a part of the UK's Project Centurion, ensures that the Typhoon fleet is ready to take on the role currently performed by Tornado aircraft.


The transition of capability from Tornado to Typhoon is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.


10.US approves $31.2bn sale of military aircraft to Qatar and Kuwait


The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale of F-15QA aircraft to Qatar for $21.1bn and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet to Kuwait for $10.1bn.

美国国防安全合作局向国会通报了关于向一个潜在的外国买家卡塔尔价值211亿美元的F-15QA以及向科威特出售价值101亿美元的F/A-18E/F 超级大黄蜂战斗机的计划。

Under the sale, the Government of Qatar seeks to receive 72 F-15QA multi-role fighter aircraft and associated weapons package, while Kuwait has requested for 32 F/A-18Es, with F414-GE-400 engines; in addition to eight F/A-18Fs with F414-GE-400 engines.

在这笔交易中,卡塔尔方面要求得到72架 F-15QA多用途战斗机以及相关武备,而科威特方面则要求获得31架装配F414-GE-400发动机的F/A-18E,并且增订了8台F414-GE-400发动机。

Qatar also requested for continental US-based lead-in-fighter-training for the F-15QA, associated ground support, training materials, mission-critical resources and maintenance support equipment



注释二——FMU-152,FMU-152A/B是一种电子式联合可编程化引信(Joint Programmable Fuse),包括空炸和延迟模式。

注释三——BAE,BAE是1999年11月由英国航空航天公司(BAE) 和马可尼电子系统公司 (Marconi Electronic Systems)合并而成的。BAE是世界上第二大防卫公司,第三大国防航空公司,第三大电子航空公司。公司具有一流的系统提供能力,在海军平台上有很成熟的技术,军事航行器、电子产品、系统集成和其他技术达到了全球范围的九个国内市场。这使公司能够通过主要的防卫系统和国内的航天飞行器市场为国际客户提供服务。公司的发展目标,很简单,但是很有野心:成为基准系统、航天飞行器和防卫领域的跨国公司。



注释六——塞雷斯,意大利赛雷斯联合系统(SELEX Sistemi Integrati S.p.A.)股份公司是一家主营航空航海安全防御系统制造、安装与维护的公司。



注释九——L-3通信公司,L-3通信公司(L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc.)是美国的一家公司,成立于1997年,主要业务为航天与防务通信系统,提供多种航空及国防使用产品和服务,是全球最大的国防承包商之一。


注释十一——德事隆,德事隆集团(Textron, Inc. )是一家美国的多元产业企业。成立于1923年,主营业务是生产飞机、机动车引擎、工业产品及军事装备,在全球范围内从事飞行器、防务、工业及金融业务。

注释十二——UK's Project Centurion,该计划由BAE公司提出,旨在确保今后十年内完成英国皇家空军狂风战机作战职能的顺利交接。

注释十三——F414-GE-400, F414是通用电气公司为满足美国海军对F/A-18“大黄蜂”战斗机最新发展型,F/A-18E/F的要求而设计的加力式涡轮风扇发动机。它以该公司的F404和F412为基础,因此曾被称为F404的Ⅱ型推力增长型。1991年开始研制。1993年5月20日首次试车。计划于1995年12月首次试飞,1998年定型并交付首台生产型发动机。



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