Yes mate, Tongue in cheek but, Actually I’d like to see the UK back trading with the World again not just Importing so much from China. Now if these will just be produced in significant numbers…. The RAF Rapid Capabilities Office and core Team Tempest Industry Partners (BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, Leonardo and MBDA) hosted a virtual briefing session to provide a detailed understanding of the work ongoing across the Tempest endeavour and the wider UK Combat Air Sector. We can also just use the BAE Taranis surface elements for really hard maneuvering. Did he say what the top speed of the Swallow was? F22 was the first 5th gen, and is now 20+ years. This list only includes currently active fighters (so no Su-57s etc) and only includes weapons and sensors that are actually in service today. I agree that this is a real risk for a purely national undertaking. Older F-16s, including some USAF examples are being upgraded with the APG-83 AESA radar. Six. Never being far from the border or a base, fuel volume and even weapons load don’t matter so much, because you’ll scoot back to your cave and re-arm/refuel. I was merely replying to your comment ” This looks very 5 ++ and not a whole leap forward to 6th gen” The Flying Wing concept/design you are talking about was from the 30’s. The next advanced variant of the Viper, the F-16V/Block 70,  has been ordered by Slovakia and Bahrain. I love humous like that !!!!! ).… Read more ». Typhoon has the excellent ASRAAM and IRIS-T short range IR missiles which can equal or surpass their Russian counterparts, but at long range the AMRAAM is showing its age and against Digital Radio Frequency Memory (DRFM) jamming technology which the Su-35S employs, its Pk drops significantly to the point that multiple missiles would likely be required to kill each target. In this category the F-22 has failings, which include a low combat readiness and a small fleet. It also lacks the agility and high altitude performance of the F-22, Rafale or Typhoon. Built in an era long before advanced radar and avionics, the MiG-21 employs an ambush style of attack. The Tempest looks well proportioned. The Su-35 represents the Flanker series for this list but other high-end T-10 series aircraft include the Su-30, J-11B and J-16. However, the radar is a decent size, with good detection range and is fully mature. Why are they bad for high speed manoeuvres and supersonic speeds? I’m having cheese, leak & potato bake for supper…Foodian slip! Let us hope they do not buy off the shelf components from China. But the signs are encouraging, with the order-book stacking up and a large amount of time, money and effort put into the weapon’s development. In June 2019, British Lightning jets joined Typhoon aircraft over Iraq and Syria for their first operational missions, contributing to Operation Shader. It lacks the agility (certainly at lower speeds) of its Russian counterparts, but in its most advanced variants has an enormously capable radar in the. It is outfitted with one Tumansky R25-300 turbojet which gives the MiG-21 a maximum speed of 1,350 mph. It’s not about looks. The Rafale F3R upgrade standard — introducing Meteor capability— was qualified in late 2018 , but it was not until September 2019 that the new missile was seen on squadron aircraft. Wonderful if this project is realised….but I have seen so many projects wrapped up by incoming governments (from Dennis Healey to smarty-pants, Oxbridge know-all, Cameron) that I have little faith in any form of consistency of approach. Supercruise and a degree of stealth (though probably less than the F-22 from most aspects) will give the J-20 options, though it is likely to lack the energy manoeuvrability  of the F-22. Oh nuts, also done the leak and leek thing wrong – cold shower time. Does this imply that placing the nuclear deterrent in the hands of the RN alone will soon be an insufficient guarantor? Once air dominance is achieved then several external hard points would be available. It is being developed by a consortium known as "Team Tempest", consisting of the UK Ministry of Defence, BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Leonardo S.p.A. and MBDA, and is intended to enter service from 2035 replacing the Eurofighter … Those dinosaurs have no friends, just states they shaft for all their worth. This could be a  very long range air to air missile (VLRAAM) with ranges exceeding 300 km. It would be more efficient and more stealthy. Though far from fleet wide, USAF has a number of F-15Cs fitted with both theAPG-63(V)3 radar and the AIM-120D, these Golden Eagles boast a superior radar to any non-US types. The likes of Leonardo, SAAB & other companies they connect to eg Volvo etc can bring a lot more than money. All the more to encourage Australia to join in and be there to deter China’s activities. Nothing is impossible, we should give more creedence to this idea. The combustion system is where fuel is introduced and burned to release energy into the gas stream. Getty Images A delegate walks past a model of the BAE Systems Tempest jet fighter on day one of the DSEI arms fair at ExCel on September 10, 2019 in London, England LONDON: Tempest , the British-led project to build a new fighter jet, could support 20,000 jobs in the country and add 25 billion pounds to the UK economy, said BAE Systems as it tries to drum up more government backing … I remember Barnes Wallis ‘Swallow’ talk in 1966. This next generation combat aircraft, which forms part of a wider combat air system, will exploit new technologies as they evolve to respond to the changing nature of the battlespace, addressing increasingly high-tech and complex threats and conflict.”. No vertical fins and independently swept wings. Rolls-Royce has been exploring advanced composite materials and additive manufacturing as part of this work, producing lightweight, more power-dense components capable of operating at these higher temperatures. Getting on with it and leading from the front whilst working behind the scenes to bring others on… Read more ». It is only the type’s immaturity that keeps it from a higher placing, and it is likely to move up this list next year. The Su-57 is no less deserving to be on this list than the F-35. In this category the F-22 has failings, which include a low combat readiness and a small fleet. In the future, the long range AIM-260 Joint Air Tactical Missile (JATM) is set to replace AIM-120 in the US, enabling it to counter the bogeyman of the PL-15 and match the European Meteor. The moment of the roll can be better detected and thereby controlled. In all but the latter category the Su-35 is hopelessly outclassed by the F-22 (as are all other operational fighter aircraft). Qatari Rafales may already be training with helmet mounted displays. Assessing the J-20s capability in this sense is hard. Rafale has a more advanced radar than the other European and Russian fighters and weapons (Mica and the Meteor) that the Russians and Chinese do not known as well as the elderly and universal AMRAAM, and thus may be less able to counter. Today the only UK designed military aircraft in ADF inventory is the Hawk 127 trainers, and currently the RAAF has a project running to replace the Hawk, the front runner appears to be the Boeing T-7A. It could potentially offer class leading and trasformative capabilities to the RAF. The Americans have already flown their version but nothing is being shown… and it’s being said it can be built economically. Surely the project should start from defining what the aircraft is expected to do that cannot be achieved as well or at all by existing planes.What characteristics will make it useful to UK and an attractive option to other countries? I think the latest designs take into account the Instability of a Flat Wing, hence the vertical things……. The origin of the Tempest airframe (not systems) is the BAe Replica design study from the 1990s. For such a nation, the key aim is deterrence, ensuring that any country wishing to invade or dominate you cannot easily do so. This is to allow you to either re-position for another engagement, or to withdraw. I’m not a Boris cheerleader but I am sort of waiting to… Read more ». 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First F-35 fighter jet lands onboard HMS Queen Elizabeth. The wing twist was included in their Horten IX fighter, but it never really solved the Dutch Rolling. The Gripen is not the fastest nor longest-legged fighter, nor is its radar particularly powerful. The. All radars except AESAs with very low probabilities of intercept such as the F-22’s APG-77 suffer from this paradox but it is worse for the Su-35 because of the latter’s very large RCS and IR signature which means it must rely on out-ranging its opponents at BVR rather than trying to sneak up on them whilst relying on passive tracking. I imagine the advances will have more to do with reduced maintenance, increased efficiency and improved readiness. He certainly had a flying RC model which flew complex maneuvers and which he would show at his talks. Hold the Tablet mate…… you are spot on in my book. Against bombers and cruise missiles it is superbly capable (and would be ranked higher on this list), however as a defensive interceptor it is vulnerable to more agile and stealthier fighter opponents. WhatsApp. We need at least one international Governmental partner to come on board and get a pretty solid contracted agreement in place that would make it more difficult to cancel. What would your design look like mate ? Until the advent of Meteor-armed Gripens and Typhoons, no operational aircraft had a longer air-to-air weapon than the type’s huge R-33, which can engage targets well over 100 miles away (it may well out-range the AIM-120D). Plans to equip it in the future with a new generation US BVR missile could push all the American aircraft in this chart up in our rankings. First flight is projected for around 2035. Tally-ho, chocks away, and jolly good show: The UK’s new Tempest fighter jet will be a decidedly British affair. The F-22 is likely to detect anything now flying before it detects the F-22, with the possible exception of the F-35. Far greater than any Western weapon. The perennial issue of immature Chinese engine technology is yet to be solved, and the current status of the Xian WS-15, the powerful definitive service engine, is unclear. Its a placeholder, the actual shape hasnt been finalised yet. The benefit of a flying triangle is that you have far less drag (higher speed), a lot of… Read more », Yes, I have been watching the NASA program with interest. At long range, the Su-35 can fire a mix of semi-active radar homing, anti-radiation (home on jam) and IR homing missiles, whilst at short range the ‘Archer’ series remains as deadly as ever. This requires the ability to carry enough weapons have good combat persistence and, often ignored, have sufficient availability and numbers to deliver a campaign rather than just an engagement. Abundant fuel reserves and a large weapon load. All those questions are dependent on the role of UAS will in anticipated warfare scenarios. It would have to be used carefully, taking advantage of its advanced connectivity and superior Electronic Warfare systems to make the most of its formidable armament. The Su-35 is even more powerful than the Su-30M series and boasts improved avionics and man-machine interface. The Typhoon is very fast, high flying and energetic, imbuing its AMRAAMs and Meteor with a longer reach than those launched by lower performance aircraft. Perhaps the J-20 should be thought of as a stealthy MiG-31, aimed at large area airspace denial rather than an air superiority fighter per se, though the J-20 is generally described as an F-22 Raptor-class aircraft. (system overload ) and controls that will need millions of lines of code to operate ( delayed development and system fragility). The Super Hornet is akin to a luxury sports car without a big enough engine: it has all the ‘bells and whistles’ (a very powerful advanced radar, reduced radar cross section, an excellent cockpit, data-linking capability and good weapons) but lacks the grunt to make the most of its superb systems at higher speed and altitudes. 4 x MBDA Meteor + 2 x IRIS-T (1 x 27-mm cannon). Head on signature could be comparable to competing systems if appropriate engine installation and airframe treatments are used. Are all stealth aircraft all going to look the same? I don’t know. George has a degree in Cyber Security from Glasgow Caledonian University and has a keen interest in naval defence technology and cyber security matters. Crown copyright. How ever good a fighter is in theory, it has to be ready to fight to be able to fight. We’re not talking about a full flying wing here, but a blended wing/flying wing design. Looks like Firefox – had the designer watched the film before drawing up the plan ?? (Contenders for the number 12 slot included the J-10, FC-1, Iranian F-14, MiG-35, Mirage 2000 and F-2). One ace the Su-35 has in its sleeve is the inclusion of the R-27T medium range infra-red guided missile (seen on aircraft deployed to Syria) – which is potentially effective against low radar cross section aircraft and has no American equivalent. The F-35, if it is to stay in a stealthy configuration, has fewer missiles than its rivals. We have some poor characters in government…particularly at the moment. Some caution could be expressed about the Meteor, as it is far from being a combat proven weapon. The British are in the early phases of developing a possible future fighter platform, having revealed Project Tempest at the Farnborough air show last year. Would that not be Pushing it a bit ? Official IOC confirmation has yet to be announced but it is likely to be very soon. It is only the type’s immaturity that keeps it from a higher placing, and it is likely to move up this list next year. You can argue that there shouldn’t have been a referendum on it but there was and parliament voted to ratify it then quickly went about trying to find clever ways not to follow… Read more ». Would love your thoughts, please comment. British Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets nearly clashed with Turkish Air Force F-16s over Cyprus. Since 2017, the F-22 has carried the AIM-9X , which has a marginal BVR performance useful against stealthy opponents. High energy, excellent situational awareness and the best US-made made air-to-air missile give the F-22 a high probability of winning a BVR engagement against anything else. The F-15X is a suggested variant with the latest technology and ‘missile truck’ mass AMRAAM load-outs (able to act as the ‘muscle’ to the Raptor’s ‘eyes’ in mixed formations). The F-22’s ‘mission capable‘ rate is very poor, it plunged from a FY2014 high of 72.7% to an alarming 60% in 2016 to a lamentable 49.01% in 2017! Category:British fighter aircraft ... British military aircraft Anti-submarine • Attack • Bomber • Command and control • Experimental • Fighter • Patrol • Reconnaissance • Trainer • Transport • Utility. I’d settle for one very capable aircraft and try exporting it to Germany, France, Italy, USA, Spain, Australia, Japan, Korea and many others….. Hell why not ? And what is certain is that it’s never going to be easier to see a sub esp in deep water than it is an aircraft I suspect so don’t expect any great thoughts in that direction for many years. Just had a thought. The aircraft's development effectively began in 1983 with the Future European Fighter Aircraft programme, a multinational collaboration among the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. The RAF have announced that Typhoon fighters have arrived in Malaysia to begin preparations for Exercise Bersama Lima, the annual Five Powers Defence Arrangement exercise. However, the type is let down by mediocre ‘high and fast’ performance, and fewer missiles and a smaller detection range than some of its larger rivals. Armament for A2A mission: 4 x AIM-120C-7 (Ds in some cases), 2 x AIM-9X (1 x 20-mm cannon). This flies in the face of public announcements by Lockheed Martin, USAF and F-35 pilots regarding the aircraft’s effectiveness in the role, but it is hard to read the facts in any other way. I would suggest less energy manoeuvrability, as the configuration is likely to have somewhat higher transonic drag. I just can’t think of a better way of putting it..? A year later, they left RAF Marham for trials in the North Sea with the Royal Navy's HMS Queen Elizabeth. Great post CR, can’t argue with any of that. The United Kingdom has announced the country’s first entirely British fighter in decades. Lost patience with China, as defined by it’s one-dimensional Politburo at least*. 4 September 2019 (Last Updated September 4th, 2019 11:32) The British Royal Air Force (RAF) has completed a four-month Operation Azotize deployment to support the Nato Baltic Air Policing mission in Estonia. A Meteor-armed Typhoon intercepting a Russian Flanker close to Estonian air space in 2019. more smaller drones that can go into harms way rather than a sinlge large ‘loyal wingman’. Armament: 6-8 x new generation PL-12C/PL-15s or new generation BVR missile+ 2 x PL-10, 6. They are not though, Italy or Sweden. Has anyone considered the possibility of India becoming a partner. BAE Systems has also been trialing ‘psycho-physiological’ technologies, including eye-tracking, to study the operator’s physical and cognitive processes to better understand increasing exertion, stress, workload and fatigue. Here is the Replica mock-up which gives some idea of size.?fit=630%2C335&ssl=1. (Asahi Shimbun file photo) I.e. The F-22 is expensive to operate and maintain, suffers from a poor radius of action for its size and has suffered a high attrition rate for a modern fighter. Whilst single mindedness can be a virtue it certainly is not in a pandemic. New image of new British fighter jet A new image of the Tempest fighter jet has been revealed by the Royal Air Force. With present day technology it would be interesting to build a larger model and test it. The aircraft made its maiden flight in January 2010 but was only introduced formerly into the Russian Air Force in 2019. You may be less concerned about signature and platform manoeuvrability because your ideal approach will be to stand back and hit bombers rather than engage fighters.”. However, with modern flight control computers integrated with a digital inertial navigation through to a fly by wire system. Even countries you’d think they’d seriously cultivate as like-minded aggressors, like the Universal State of Vlad the Impaler, are mainly viewed as a source of natural resources to be exploited. If the proposed “revamped SEATO” alliance is resurrected next year/ They could become strategic allies. Its superbly stealthy design means it is likely to remain undetected to enemy fighters, calmly despatching its hapless opponents. That could work Derek, although I am still concerned about the US response to a declared UK cut in orders fo rthe F-35, given we are trying to cosy up to them… I still think that we might end up buying close to our declared 138 over the life time of the project given the short airframe life of the early B models which, as I understand it, is still not entirely sorted out. But how big is it? Pinterest. Which in my humble opinion will be significant leaving any Tempest type aircraft in an air warfare management role rather than the dirty end of business. So we may end up with about 100 in-service at any one one time but buying the full 138 to maintian that number as old airframes… Read more ». This looks very 5++ gen and not a whole leap forward to 6th gen. Huh ? Typhoon still enjoys a thrust-to-weight advantage (giving its Meteors potentially greater range and energy) and two (rather than one-) way data-link with its the new weapon, but these may be mitigated by the Rafale’s more sophisticated radar and defensive aids. Stealth, supercruise and the modern weapons mean the J-20 is likely to mature into an extremely capable, and unique, aircraft. The aircraft had successfully gone through several test flights without incident. This is great news. But again, we’re seeing development that could fix this issue. The brand new sensor will provide a wide range of abilities beyond traditional radar, with all-digital technology providing the operator with an exceptionally clear view of the battlespace and of potential targets. Even in terms of missiles, the Su-35 can carry up to twelve to the F-22’s eight but combat practice, especially against stealthy targets, involves firing salvos of six missiles with mixed seekers so the Su-35 only really has two credible shots. More on the Su-35 can be found here. Yes indeed it has, and the latest news, that French Rafales are now carrying the Meteor long-range missile has had a radical effect on our ranking. This is great news. An official computer generated image of Tempest from the Combat Air Strategy. The PL-15 in China and the Meteor in Europe have usurped the American weapon’s supremacy, a position only likely to be reversed when the AIM-260 enters service. Let’s not forget that the UK hasn’t gone it alone for quite a considerable time now. Project Tempest: Musings on Britain’s new superfighter project. Most of those responsible are likely retired on a massive pension moved on to balls up projects in other fields or are sitting with their knighthoods or in the HofL taking their easy money for a wonderful career of ‘unstinting selfless’ service to the Crown. Upgrades now planned will improve the EW suite, engines and cockpit. Another highlight of the Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon (MAKS) 2019 was Russia’s cutting-edge fifth-generation fighter jet, the Su-57. A2A armament: 6 x AIM-120C-7 or AIM-120D  2 x AIM-9X. I read that the US have a new radar system that can detect subs from the surface wake – which must be tiny. I just wonder if the pilot should lay flat and trust cams. We also know that it would be supersonic so I’m not quite sure why some people are saying this type of flying body/wing design couldn’t go mach 1. The results of the trials will inform further development to better understand a pilot’s cognitive behaviour and processes relating to brain activity, psychological rhythms and eye movement to inform further development. The latest F-15s will benefit from the greatest amount of computing power of any aircraft. Hay maybe the aero dynamic and thrust vectoring potential is more advanced in concept work than we presently… Read more ». ... 2019, it signaled the birth of the most lethal, aviation-capable amphibious assault … In our article that explained the judging criteria for this top 10, analyst Jim Smith noted ” (The) Air Defence of Russia drives you towards the MiG-31. These projects need cross-party support at their initiation….otherwise, they forlorn ambitions! Israeli F-16s also deserve an honourable mention for their advanced jamming and avionics systems, but are largely tasked with ground attack. Armament: 6 x AIM-120C-5 or AIM-120D+ 2 x AIM-9X or AIM-9M, Top Combat Aircraft of 2030, The Ultimate World War I Fighters, Saab Draken: Swedish Stealth fighter?, Flying and fighting in the MiG-27: Interview with a MiG pilot, Project Tempest: Musings on Britain’s new superfighter project, Top 10 carrier fighters 2018, Ten most important fighter aircraft guns, Your email address will not be published. It seems so my friend…….. it’s obviously the ideal shape to deflect radar waves. Yes the adverse yaw is a big issue. I was speaking from the project perspective, mate. September 3, 2013 Military Aviation. These concepts are part of a wider research effort to develop technologies that could be used to create a next generation combat air system for the UK. It lacks the agility (certainly at lower speeds) of its Russian counterparts, but in its most advanced variants has an enormously capable radar in the APG-63(V)3. COVID has hit them very hard but I’m sure they’ll recover from that. Your email address will not be published. Though Saudi F-15SAs are extremely advanced they are not considered mature and rumours hint at problems with the aircraft. At the same time, Rolls-Royce engineers have been developing advanced combustion system technology as part of the company’s power and propulsion work. Well, I’d certainly settle for that too, Capt. We need to seriously consider finless designs. The enormous PESA radar was the first ever fitted to a fighter. Against a stealthy opponent, for example the J-20 (when fully mature), the Typhoon will be at a large disadvantage and without the support of off-board sensors (from friendly F-35s for example) will struggle to get first-look and first-kill. I think the way that this money is being spent is two fold. In terms of radars, the Su-35S’s Irbis-E PESA radar provides extremely high power levels allowing target detection beyond 300km (although without weapons which can engage at this range), as well as claimed advances in detecting low-observable threats such as stealth fighters at significantly beyond visual range. The top 10 fighter aircraft of 2019 (BVR combat), A word of caution about the high ranking we have given the F-35, “… on the verge of complete obsolescence, with an inherently greater vulnerability to jamming and an inability to fully exploit the performance and capabilities of new weapons”, Flying and fighting in the MiG-27: Interview with a MiG pilot. Though the famously one-sided score sheet of the F-15 should be taken with a pinch of salt (Israeli air-to-air claims are often questionable to say the least), the F-15 has proved itself a tough, kickass fighter that can be depended on. Stealth and unparalleled situational awareness make a potent beyond visual fighter of the F-35A, despite its pedestrian kinematic performance. F3R involves major software upgrades, and the full integration of Thales TALIOS long-range airborne targeting pod. The next Eagles for USAF will be extremely well-equipped, superior even to the F-35 and F-22 in some defensive aids and sensor areas. Also, using BAE Magma tech, we can blow engine thrust out of the tips to help with yaw authority. I would suggest less energy manoeuvrability, as the configuration is likely to have somewhat higher transonic drag. This is lanca, the concept shows three of them working with a single Tempest, which is different from the ‘loyal wingman’ concept. The Talon HATE (it is unknown what the acronym stands for, assuming it is one) pod  enables the F-15 to connect with the Raptor’s Intra-Flight Data Link (previously a Raptor-to-Raptor only system). Wed 11 Dec 2019 08.37 EST Last modified on Wed 11 Dec 2019 11.30 EST. With a top speed of Mach 1.6, this single pilot jet fighter promises to bring high maneuverability matched with stunning versatility in mission parameters. The MiG-31 is designed for maximum BVR performance. 6. China is the second nation in the world to put an indigenous stealth fighter into operational service. Depends on as I said before what’s in the design studios presently to solve the complex issues involved. The exact ordering of this list is open to question, but all the types mentioned are extraordinarily potent killers. Whether at the time it was stable enough to land with extended wings etc I don’t know. The type is marred by a mountainous radar cross section and abysmal agility at lower speeds. All the same the flying models were a considerable achievement. The Back End Screams YF23 to me,but it looks Impressive nonetheless. You can flag a comment by clicking its flag icon. 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