Mar 182017
 

Textron tidak akan menawarkan jet Scorpionnya pada kompetisi “Trainer T-X” Angkatan Udara AS yang bernilai USD 16,3 miliar. “Program T-X adalah mencari kelas pesawat dengan set kemampuan yang berfokus pada misi dan sangat berbeda dibandingkan dengan jet Scorpion”, menurut keterangan pers Textron Aviation pada hari Rabu, 15 Maret 2017, seperti dilansi oleh Defense World.

Sebuat pesawat jet Scorpion dilengkapi persenjataan. (© Textron Aviation)

“Perusahaan mengejar sejumlah kesempatan dimana kemampuan jet Scorpion menyelaraskan dengan persyaratan misi dari pelanggan potensial, termasuk program OA-X Angkatan Udara AS”, kata Textron Aviation.

Textron Aviation meluncurkan produksi pertama jet Scorpion pada bulan Desember lalu, dan pesawat tersebut terus melanjutkan pengujian penerbangannya.

Program OA-X adalah evaluasi Angkatan Udara terhadap pesawat “off-the-shelf” yang ditujukan untuk memberikan dukungan udara bagi pasukan militer AS dan menambah armada Angkatan Udara yang saat ini telah usang, A-10 Warthog. Evaluasi diharapkan akan dilaksanakan pada musim panas tahun ini.

“Kami berharap untuk menerima informasi tambahan tentang program OA-X sebagaimana Angkatan Udara AS menyelesaikan persyaratan akhir”, kata perusahaan itu.

Aviation Week, menyebutkan bahwa diantara peserta tender untuk program “Trainer T-X”, Northrop Grumman dan BAE Systems telah memutuskan untuk tidak mengajukan proposal pada program “Trainer T-X” Angkatan Udara AS setelah dengan hati-hati memeriksa persyaratan dan strategi akuisisi seperti yang telah dinyatakan dalam permintaan akhir untuk proposal yang dikeluarkan pada 30 Desember 2016 lalu.

“Perusahaan telah memutuskan untuk tidak mengajukan proposal pada program Trainer T-X, karena itu tidak akan memberikan keuntungan terbaik kepada perusahaan dan juga para pemegang saham”, menurut pernyataan bersama perusahaan pada tanggal 2 Februari lalu.

Sementara itu, Raytheon dan Leonardo-Finmeccanica telah bersama-sama mengumumkan bahwa mereka telah mengakhiri kerjasama untuk berpartisipasi dalam program akuisisi “Trainer T-X” Angkatan Udara AS pada bulan Januari tahun ini. Namun Leonardo memutuskan untuk tetap melanjutkan kompetisi “Trainer T-X’ tersebut dengan T-100 yang dilengkapi Sistem Pelatihan terpadu.

Melansir dari Defense Aerospace, Jakarta Greater dalam artikelnya menyebutkan bahwa Boeing dan Saab AB telah meluncurkan pesawat T-X untuk kompetisi dalam Trainer T-X Angkatan Udara AS pada pertengahan September tahun lalu.

Pesawat Boeing T-X memiliki satu mesin dengan ekor kembar, dilengkapi tempat duduk yang lega serta kokpit yang tertanam pelatihan canggih.

Selain Boeing-Saab, tim Lockheed Martin-KAI menawarkan pesawat T-50A untuk berkompetisi dalam program Trainer T-X, tim Northrop Grumman dan BAE Systems menawarkan pesawat baru N400NT.

Trainer T-X direncanakan akan menggantikan pesawat latih tua, Northrop T-38 Talon milik Angkatan Udara AS. Kemampuan Operasional Awal (IOC – Initial Operating Capability) direncanakan pada tahun 2024.

Karakteristik Umum Textron Scorpion

  • Awak: 2 orang
  • Panjang: 13.26 m
  • Wingspan: 14.43 m
  • Tinggi: 4.3 m
  • Berat Kosong: 5.352 kg
  • Berat Maksimum take-off: 9.639 kg
  • Kapasitas Bahan Bakar: 2.722?kg
  • Powerplant: 2 × Honeywell TFE731 turbofan, daya dorong masing-masing adalah 18 kN

Performa

  • Kecepatan Maksimum: 833 km/jam
  • Jangkauan Ferry: 4.445 km
  • Service ceiling: 14.000 m


Persenjataan

  • Cantelan: 6 dengan kapasitas 2.800 kg,
  • Bay internal: kapasitas 1.400 kg
  • Bomb: amunisi presisi dan non presisi
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  17 Responses to “Textron Mundur dari Kompetisi “Trainer T-X” Angkatan Udara AS”

  1. diganti tejas kah.?

  2. Indonesia beli textron saja lumayan buat patroli

  3. bagus tuh buat gantikan pesawat kita yang akan segera pensiun ^_^

  4. Yg menang T50 kayaknya.

  5. Tukino saja xixixi
    salam kenal warjag 2th 6bln jd SR

  6. The Northrop Grumman T-X was, at one point, challenging for the rights to become the next advanced trainer for the USAF – Northrop ended its bid in February 2017.

    The USAF T-X program seeks to replace the aging line of Northrop T-38 “Talon” aircraft in the advanced jet trainer role. To date competitors include Boeing, Northrop, Lockheed, Raytheon and, to a lesser extent, Textron AirLand. The Boeing, Northrop and Lockheed designs remain frontrunners with the Lockheed proposal being based on the existing T-50 “Golden Eagle” operated by South Korea (and jointly developed between KAI and Lockheed). The Boeing and Northrop submissions are “clean sheet” designs – though Northrop initially moved to offer an advanced form of the BAe Systems Hawk (Hawk T2/128) for a time.The service seeks 350 aircraft to fulfill the advanced trainer role. Initial Operating Capability (IOC) for the T-X is planned for 2023.The Northrop prototype was revealed in August of 2016 as it conducted tests in the Mojave Desert. Like the competing Boeing T-X, the Northrop model is powered by a single General Electric F404 (non-afterburning) turbofan engine (17,200lb thrust) – already in the USAF logistical inventory. The crew of two sit in a traditional tandem seat cockpit arrangement with the engine installed aft. The engine is aspirated by a split-air intake system and exhausts through a single port under the tail. A tricycle undercarriage is fitted. The prototype T-X has been constructed by Scaled Composites.
    Unlike the Boeing T-X offering, the Northrop aircraft has a single vertical tail fin and low-mounted wing mainplanes. Additionally, a noticeable “chine” is present along the fuselage sides – a longitudinal line at the hull cross-section, typically encountered with “stealthy” aircraft. The T-X trainer is categorized as a “5th Generation Jet” – intended to train new generations of pilots for the newer platforms such as the Lockheed F-22 “Raptor” and F-35 “Lightning II” systems.
    While Boeing is partnered with Sweden’s Saab for its T-X proposal, Northrop has teamed with BAe Systems and L-3 Communications. The Northrop T-38 Talon – formally introduced in 1961 – has been in service for over 50 years with 1,146 aircraft built. This amounts to 95,000 pilots having trained some 17 million hours on the system according to Northrop marketing material.
    Northrop was recently named winner of the USAF’s next-generation bomber competition – beating out long-time rival Boeing.Values presented on this page for the Northrop Grumman T-X are estimated on the part of the author. They will be revised when official specifications of the aircraft are revealed by the manufacturer.February 2017 – Northrop Grumman announced Feb 1st, 2017 that it will not be competing in the USAF’s T-X competition. Northrop Grumman was partnered with BAe Systems in the venture. The move leaves just teams from Boeing and Lockheed in the running.

    Northrop Grumman Model 400 Technical Specifications

    Service Year: 2023
    Type: 5th Generation Advanced Jet Trainer Aircraft Proposal
    National Origin: United States
    Manufacturer(s): Northrop Grumman / BAe Systems – USA
    Production Total: 1

    Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)

    Operating Crew: 2

    Installed Power and Standard Day Performance

    Engine(s): 1 x General Electric F404 non-afterburning turbofan engine developing 17,200lb of thrust.

    Armament / Mission Payload

    None.

    Global Operators / Customers

    United States (cancelled)

    The Boeing-Saab T-X, unveiled in September 2016, is a competitor in the USAF advanced trainer aircraft replacement initiative.

    In mid-September of 2016, The Boeing Company – in partnership with Sweden’s Saab – revealed their challenger for the lucrative United State Air Force “T-X” advanced jet trainer competition. The design was rolled out on September 13th at the Boeing St. Louis (Missouri) facility. It is a “clean sheet” design meaning that it has been engineered from the ground up and not based on an existing, proven aircraft already in service.
    Initial Operating Capability (IOC) for the T-X is planned for 2023.The basic approach is a conventionally-arranged aircraft sporting a high-mounted wing mainplane, twin vertical tail fins and a single engine installation. The engine, the General Electric GE F404 series turbofan, is aspirated by a split-air intake duct system. The crew of two are seated in tandem under a lightly-framed canopy – it is assumed the student in front with the instructor aft. The cockpit sits aft of a slender, pointed nosecone and the overall design exudes aerodynamic efficiency. The undercarriage is of a typical tricycle arrangement (of course retractable) with the main legs (single-wheeled) sitting under center mass of the aircraft and the nose leg (also single-wheeled) found under the cockpit floor. Some components of the aircraft are said to have been 3D-printed to help lower costs. Saab is said to be responsible for the middle and aft sections of the new aircraft.
    Boeing/Saab promise high maneuverability and a high Angle-of-Attack (AoA) from their design. Logistical friendliness is also noted for the F404 engine in the Boeing-Saab T-X is the same already in the U.S. military pipeline as it powers the Boeing F/A-18 “Hornet” family.
    Some 350 advanced trainers are sought by the service to replace the aging line of Northrop Grumman T-38 Talons. Northrop Grumman is also a challenger in the T-X competition along with Lockheed. Northrop revealed their T-X entry in August 2016 – the prototype also powered by the F404 engine. Boeing recently lost out to build the next-generation bomber for the USAF (this went to Northrop) so nabbing the T-X contract is something of a must. Its St. Louis production facility will also see a slowdown in work with the planned wrap-up of fighter production related to the F-15 and F/A-18 lines.
    Two production-quality aircraft are ready for evaluation.
    Values presented on this page for the Boeing-Saab T-X are estimated on the part of the author. They will be revised when official specifications of the aircraft are revealed by the manufacturer.
    The Boeing T-X completed its first-flight on December 20th, 2016.

    Boeing-Saab T-X Technical Specifications

    Service Year: 2023
    Type: 5th Generation Advanced Jet Trainer Aircraft Prototype
    National Origin: United States
    Manufacturer(s): Boeing Company – USA / Saab – Sweden
    Production Total: 2

    Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)

    Operating Crew: 2
    Length: 46.42 feet (14.15 meters)
    Width: 32.81 feet (10.00 meters)
    Height: 13.12 feet (4.00 meters)
    Weight (Empty): 7,165 lb (3,250 kg)
    Weight (MTOW): 12,125 lb (5,500 kg)

    Installed Power and Standard Day Performance

    Engine(s): 1 x General Electric F404 turbofan afterburning engine developing 17,200lb of thrust.
    Maximum Speed: 808 mph (1,300 kph; 702 knots)
    Maximum Range: 1,143 miles (1,840 km)
    Service Ceiling: 50,000 feet (15,240 meters; 9.47 miles)
    Rate-of-Climb: 33,500 feet-per-minute (10,211 m/min)

    • With shrinking global procurement budgets, the light attack aircraft category is experiencing a renaissance of sorts as a low-cost alternative to the heavier, technology-laden mounts (and those Cold War warriors still in use) being offered by leading powers. Textron, a concern largely committed to the business jet and helicopter markets, has teamed with AirLand Enterprises (founded 2011) to develop the “Scorpion” light attack platform for possible submission to the US Air Force (USAF) and (perhaps ore realistically) other interested global parties. AirLand designed the basic concept of the Scorpion aircraft to which Textron joined as the primary brand label to help further the product – a vast departure for the company as it steps into fixed-wing aircraft territory dominated by the likes of Boring and Lockheed. The joint venture was born in January of 2012 and the Scorpion prototype has already completed its maiden flight with over 70 hours of testing to date (July 2014).At its core, the Scorpion is a two-seat, twin-engine light attack platform featuring a straight, high-mounted wings allowing for easy clearance of underwing stores. The aircraft features three underwing hardpoints to each wing and an internal bay for ordnance and mission equipment. In all, its external carrying load reaches 6,000lbs while its internal loads are restricted to 3,000lbs. The aircraft is therefore setup to accomplish low-level, high-speed attacks or reconnaissance sorties through use of precision, guided, homing or conventional ordnance while displaying an inherent capability to support specialized mission equipment. The cockpit sports tandem seating for two with an all-modern digital arrangement though lacking in fly-by-wire control – a design decision made to keep procurement and operational costs in check. The wings are fitted just aft of the cockpit ay midships and atop the fuselage spine. The engines are situated in a spaced, side-by-side arrangement at the center-rear of the airframe with each engine aspirated by rectangular intakes located aft of the cockpit. The engines exhaust through traditional exhaust rings at the base of each vertical fin. The empennage is made up of a pair of outward-canted vertical tail fins and a pair of horizontal tailplanes. The undercarriage is wholly retractable and of a conventional tricycle arrangement. The complete wingspan of the Scorpio measures 47.3 feet while the fuselage is 43.5 feet long. Empty weight is listed at 11,800lbs with a Maximum Take-Off Weight of 21,250lbs. The Scorpion will lack active stealth measures in another bid to keep costs down but its construction will incorporate composites for a lightweight, yet robust, approach.
      Power for the Scorpion will be served through 2 x Honeywell TFE731 engines developing 8,000lbs of thrust though these engines will be interchangeable to suit customer requirements. The standard engine pairing will provide a maximum speed of450 knots, an maximum ceiling of 45,000 feet and a ferry range out to 2,400 nautical miles. Total mission endurance is slated to be approximately five hours – allowing for frontline combat service (interdiction strikes and the like) as well as extended loitering times above a target area (active armed patrolling/ Close-Air Support (CAS)). Textron is developing the Scorpion as a “low-cost” system with a target goal of $3,000 an operational hour with inherently strong fuel-use qualities in addition to low maintenance requirements when compared to current American warplanes used in the strike role over Afghanistan.
      While the US military is not currently seeking out a new light strike platform, the Textron product may very well appeal to those foreign air powers requiring such a system under stricter defense budgets – particularly those air powers lacking the resources to procure and operate the current and newer line of strike platforms (even including UAVs) that are inherently expensive by their very nature. It remains to be seen what the Scorpion will offer the current and near-future market though the design remains a promising addition to the world of light strike.

      April 2014: Textron is considering sending its Scorpion aircraft for a public showcasing at Royal International Air Tatoo 2014, RAF Fairford in July.

      July 2014: It was confirmed that the Scorpion made its appearance at Air Tatoo, RAF Fairford.

      July 2016: The Scorpion is being actively offered to the UK for its Air Support to Defense Operational Training program. In this program, the aircraft would fulfill an Electronic Warfare (EW) role as well as provide live adversary training. The deal is being pushed locally by Qinetiq and Thales.August 2016: The Textron AirLand Scorpion is a long-shot to compete in the United States Air Force’s T-X advanced trainer replacement program which seeks to retire the aging stock of Northrop T-38 Talon advanced trainers (detailed elsewhere on this site).

      December 2016 – The first production-quality Scorpion recorded its first-flight on December 22nd, 2016. The aircraft was outfitted with a Garmin 3000 series avionics suite and wing mainplanes featured a 4-degree sweep.

      Textron AirLand Scorpion Technical Specifications

      Service Year: 2018
      Type: Light Attack / Reconnaissance / Training Aircraft
      National Origin: United States
      Manufacturer(s): Textron / AirLand Enterprises – USA
      Production Total: 2

      Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)

      Operating Crew: 2
      Length: 43.50 feet (13.26 meters)
      Width: 47.31 feet (14.42 meters)
      Height: 14.11 feet (4.30 meters)
      Weight (Empty): 11,795 lb (5,350 kg)
      Weight (MTOW): 21,231 lb (9,630 kg)

      Installed Power and Standard Day Performance

      Engine(s): 2 x Honeywell TFE731 engines developing 4,000lb thrust each.
      Maximum Speed: 518 mph (833 kph; 450 knots)
      Maximum Range: 2,761 miles (4,444 km)
      Service Ceiling: 45,000 feet (13,716 meters; 8.52 miles)

      Armament / Mission Payload

      Various conventional ordnance held along six external underwing hardpoints and in internal bay. Probable support for guided/homing and precision munitions as well as conventional drop ordnance and unguided rocket pods. Jettisonable fuel tank support is assumed. Also support for mission equipment.External ordnance limit of 6,100lbs with an internal weight limit of 3,000lbs.

      Global Operators / Customers

      None.

      Model Variants (Including Prototypes)

      Scorpion – Product Designation
      Scorpion T-X – Proposed trainer (since abandoned) variant intended for the USAF
      T-X competition; changes included slightly shorter-span wings and increased output power from the twin engine arrangement.

  7. Kecepatannya masih dibawah 1mach. Tai bolehlah untuk pelesiran drpd pesawat capung!ha3

  8. mungkin pentagon mencari pespur latih tingkat lanjut, punya sensasi rasa pespur tempur yg sebenarnya.
    kalau scorpion ini belum seperti itu, kec. dibawah march 1 dan bersayap simetris.
    tapi jika diakuisisi TNI kayaknya lumayan cocok utk mendampingi super tukano sebagai pespur serang darat anti gerilya dan patroli maritim (imo)

    • super tukikno saja cukup bung buat anti gerilya

      • kalau gerilyawannya pake rudal panggul berbahaya sekali bung @Anu, tucano susah menghindar,
        ngeri… hehe

        • super tukikno udah battle proven bung di negara asalnya dan nrgara2 latin ngelawan pemberontak farc dan kartel2 narkoba

          kalo soal manpads dan persenjataan yg bisa mengancam aset tempur utama sebaiknya info intel dulu diaktifkan dan dicari
          gak main asal gebuk
          sama kan dgn yg di aceh dulu

  9. Klo untuk COIN pake P-51 Mustang aja mbah nya Battle Proven.. xixixixi

  10. layak untuk diakuisisi sebagai pesawat latih sebelum menerbangkan kai f/t/a-50 tni au
    paling tidak satu skadron penuh dan harus tot untuk pengembangan generasi berikutnya dengan kemampuan lebih tinggi
    mungkin dengan diakuisisi oleh tni au pasarnya melonjak sehingga jadi buruan militer dunia ketiga
    #edisi_ngaplo.com

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