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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Article Updates: Canada and the F-35


I'm working on an article, Canada and the F-35. The article is a response to the ongoing criticism the Canadian F-35 program. This is going to be the longest and quite possibly the most technically demanding article I've ever written. Understandably, it has taken me a very long time to write. I intend for it to be my magnum opus (greatest work). I hope to publish the full article by January 22nd or 23rd. Here's a small excerpt from the article:

Image 1: Su-35BM. Air Power Australia (Image retrieved from Air Power Australia, 2010)

"The principle adversary of the F-35 will likely be the Su-35, Su-30MK, and J-10. Of the three, the Su-35 is arguably the most capable. The Su-35 is an excellent 4.5 generation fighter, but it is simply outclassed by the F-35. A pair of CF-35's and a pair of Su-35BM's engage one another around 2020. Both aircraft are armed with their standard air to air load outs and the CF-35 is of the block 3F standard. All cited figures from Air Power Australia, Global Security, and the RAND corporation. More details in the Notes section. The following is a plausible outcome:

      Two Canadian CF-35 are on a routine CAP (combat air patrol) mission over Northern Canada. American AWACS identifies two incoming hostile aircraft and provides intercept data. The Canadian pilots move to intercept while seamlessly sharing information and coordinating their efforts through MADL. The CF-35's AN/APG-81's radar detects the reduced radar cross section of two Su-35BM's at a range of around 75 nautical miles. The Lightning pilots use their APG-81 radar's to simultaneously jam and track the Su-35's radar while providing targeting data to AIM-120D missiles. With the use of low probability intercept modes, the Russian pilots do not know they are currently being targeted. The lead CF-35 fires both of its AIM-120D missiles at the incoming Su-35's. The Su-35's OLS-35 detects the IR signatures of the AIM-120D missiles at a range of around 27 nautical  miles. The Russian pilots turn into the missile, use their wingtip mounted L005 Sorbstiya ECM (electronic counter measure) pods, and deploy chaff. Both missiles fail. 

      One Russian pilot registers a pair of faint radar contacts 25 nautical miles (46.3km) away and sends the data to his wingman. The Russians move to intercept. Both Su-35's are fully laden with a deadly assortment of medium range radar guided and short range IR guided missiles. Both Russian pilots fire a volley of R-77 "Adder" missiles at the incoming unknown radar contacts. Shortly afterward, both Su-35 pilots identify the incoming aircraft as hostile CF-35's with their OLS-35 IRST system..." 

Hope you guys liked it. More to come soon!  

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