Tag: beyond-visual-range

USAF releases RFP for Red Air support
The aircraft that will be used must be able to fly Mach 1.5, track "blue" aircraft BVR, employ captive air training missiles, video record an engagement, and carry electronic attack pods The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has issued its request for proposal (RFP) for contracted adversary air support on Aug. 24, 2018. The successful bidder will have to provide 30,000 annual...
When U.S. Navy fighters dogfighted with the MiG-29 Fulcrum: remembering Exercise Agile Archer 2002
"Nothing can simulate the Fulcrum like a real Fulcrum. It was incredible to look across the BFM circle, see a real MiG-29 and hear the German pilot in his accent call `schlem' . The ability to fight against his jet, the Archer and HMS was awesome." The following article titled Agile Archer 2002: Training MiG Killers and written by Cdr. Nick...
A quick look at how you could fly and fight in the F-20 Tigershark, the super light-fighter that never was
Compared with the F-5E, the F-20 was much faster, gained beyond-visual-range (BVR) air-to-air capability, and had a full suite of air-to-ground modes capable of firing most U.S. weapons The F-20 Tigershark (initially F-5G) was a privately financed light fighter, designed and built by Northrop. Its development began in 1975. The aircraft which was a further evolution of Northrop’s F-5E Tiger...
F-14 Tomcat Vs F-15 Eagle: the pilots' perspective
Even if until today a real F-14 Tomcat Vs F-15 Eagle engagement with live weapons fired has never taken place, since the prototypes made their first flights comparisons have been made between these two iconic aircraft The F-14 Tomcat and the F-15 Eagle are two of the best (and two of the most beautiful) fighters ever built. Even if until today...
The following investigation cleared the F-20 of mechanical or design issues since it concluded that Cornell had blacked out due to excessive g-forces Taken on Oct. 10, 1984 the impressive video in this post features the first prototype (serial 82-0062, c/n GG1001, registered N4416T) of the Northrop F-20 Tigershark crashing at Suwon Airbase, South Korea, killing Northrop pilot Darrell Cornell. Actually...
Tactical Battle Manager is a software system that uses intelligent agents to guide UAVs that each serve as a ‘wingman’ in manned/unmanned teams in simulated BVR air combat missions The Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence (NCARAI) at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) joined forces with Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to...