Thursday, November 18, 2010

New-2009 Future Weapons - The Digital Land Warrior

The key components for future soldier are:

Personal Radio - The radio enables soldiers to share information, in the form of data and voice, with other soldiers. It has a built-in Global Positioning System (GPS) that helps the soldier's command headquarters to track his location and that of friendly forces.

Communication Keypad - This portable keypad, designed for easy data input, also has hotkey buttons such "On-Contact" and "Call-For-Medic" to enable quick updates of the team's status to the command headquarters, and request assistance from nearby forces at the push of a button.

Portable Computer - The brain of the ACMS, the portable computer processes data collected by sensors, GPS, other ACMSs and user input to provide real-time information updates on the battlefield.

Head-mounted display (HMD) - The HMD can switch its displays from a digital map to satellite images of the terrain to videos captured by the various sensors. Through the HMD, soldiers can see locations of targets and friendly forces which are plotted on the digital map.

Weapon Interactor - The section commander will also have an additional camera attached to his SAR 21, so that he can capture and send back images to the command headquarters through the quick buttons on the handguard. The sensor also allows him to survey and fire around corners without exposing himself.

Here are the list of future warrior programs:

Future Force Warrior, the United States Future Soldier program.

IdZ, the German Bundeswehr Future Soldier project.

IMESS, the Swiss Future Soldier program.

FIST, the British analog to the Future Force Warrior program.

FĂ©lin, the French Future Soldier program.

Land 125, the Australian Future Soldier program.

ComFut, Spanish Future Fighter Program (COMbatiente del FUTuro)

21st Century soldier, the Czech Future Soldier project.

F-INSAS, the Indian Future soldier program.

Projekt TYTAN, the Polish Future Soldier Program.

ACMS, the Singaporean Future Soldier project.

V Operation, the Japanese Self-Defense Forces Future Military program.


Future Weapons: AT4 AST - Anti Structure Tandem

Future Weapons - Smart Heavy Artillery

Future Weapons : F-35 JSF

" 100 units of such fighter jets, sounds (like it's) too many" .......

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Active Electronically Scanned Array

Here are the list of AESA use in aircraft:

Northrop Grumman/Raytheon AN/APG-77, for the F-22 Raptor
Northrop Grumman AN/APG-80, for the F-16E/F Block 60 Fighting Falcon
Northrop Grumman AN/APG-81, for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
Northrop Grumman Multi-role AESA, for the Boeing Wedgetail (AEW&C)
Northrop Grumman APY-9, for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye
Northrop Grumman SABR, for F-16 Fighting Falcon upgrades
Raytheon AN/APG-63(V)2 and AN/APG-63(V)3, for the F-15C Eagle and Republic of Singapore's F-15SG
Raytheon APG-79, for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler
Raytheon AN/APQ-181 (AESA upgrade currently in development), for the B-2 Spirit bomber
AMSAR, research from the European GTDAR consortium, for Eurofighter and Rafale fighter Radar
Captor-E CAESAR (CAPTOR Active Electronically Scanning Array Radar)

No wonder Singapore Air Force choosed F15SG over others 4th generation aircraft fighter... AESA is one of the main reason( at that time la).

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Singapore Leopard 2A4

Upgrade version of Singapore Leopard 2A4( left). Interesting how they upgrade it...

(pictures are from 1)