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6th gen figher

Postby Romiros » Mon 21 Dec 2015 06:24

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Chris Hernandez, Northrop’s vice president for research, technology and advanced design, laid out the basic parameters for the sixth-gen fighter (Northrop refers to it as NG Air Dominance): it must boast long range because it’s unlikely to have many bases to operate from overseas; it must “carry a lot of weapons;” survivability will be key.

What do those requirements and physics lead you to? “This looks a lot like a baby B-2 and this is really getting into our sweet spot,” Hernandez told us. Northrop Grumman has two design teams working on the new aircraft. Northrop’s top aerospace systems executives, who offered reporters a rare glimpse at the company’s inner workings here, would not discuss the plane’s speed, saying that would have to wait for clearer direction from the Pentagon in the future.

One of the keys to this new weapon, which is in the earliest stages of head-scratching and planning, will be heat management. As Northrop president for aerospace Tom Vice noted, lasers operate at 33 percent efficiency when all goes well. That means there’s enormous heat to dissipate and that will be just from the lasers.

Add in all the aircraft’s power and thrust systems, and you have an enormous heat challenge. It needs to be managed on a system level because of the aircraft’s assumed low observable requirements, Hernandez told me. The level of complexity will make this aircraft something like an advanced satellite, where electromagnetic interference, heat offload and power requirements pose compelling and existential challenges to the system.

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Postby Holy_crap » Mon 21 Dec 2015 06:35

An aircraft that will never be used outside bombing monkeys in caves .
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Postby Killertomato » Mon 21 Dec 2015 07:04

Paper plane for the next 15 years.
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Re: 6th gen figher

Postby Bullfrog » Mon 21 Dec 2015 07:31

Killertomato wrote:Paper plane for the next 15 years.


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Postby Soundwolf776 » Mon 21 Dec 2015 07:57

One of the keys to this new weapon, which is in the earliest stages of head-scratching and planning, will be heat management. As Northrop president for aerospace Tom Vice noted, lasers operate at 33 percent efficiency when all goes well. That means there’s enormous heat to dissipate and that will be just from the lasers.

Just install CLAN DOUBLE HEATSINKS!

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Postby orcbuster » Mon 21 Dec 2015 08:06

Soundwolf776 wrote:
One of the keys to this new weapon, which is in the earliest stages of head-scratching and planning, will be heat management. As Northrop president for aerospace Tom Vice noted, lasers operate at 33 percent efficiency when all goes well. That means there’s enormous heat to dissipate and that will be just from the lasers.

Just install CLAN DOUBLE HEATSINKS!

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I was thinking more along the lines of the mass effect droplet sollution.

http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Codex/ ... Management
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Re: 6th gen figher

Postby Mike » Mon 21 Dec 2015 08:31

What is there to discuss? There's hardly anything solid to talk about. :lol:
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Postby orcbuster » Mon 21 Dec 2015 08:38

Mike wrote:What is there to discuss? There's hardly anything solid to talk about. :lol:


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Re: 6th gen figher

Postby Mike » Mon 21 Dec 2015 08:42

orcbuster wrote:
Mike wrote:What is there to discuss? There's hardly anything solid to talk about. :lol:


Never stopped us before


It will destroy S-700. Have Vulcan railgun. Missiles to knock satellites from the sky. Enough power to go into orbit.

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Re: 6th gen figher

Postby another505 » Mon 21 Dec 2015 08:46

Mig21 can shoot it down says a certain expert ;)
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