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Re: US Navy’s UCLASS / CBARS / MQ-XX / MQ-25 Stingray Program
« Reply #1095 on: April 10, 2018, 10:31:51 am »
That's a rendering.  I meant bigger than the real one they've been showing pictures of.

I think we just don't have anything that really scales the the physical prototype that well.  The shots from Sea-Air-Space help -- they show th wing being around 6 feet off the ground, about the same as a Super Hornet.  It's bigger than the older outdoor photos made it look.

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Re: US Navy’s UCLASS / CBARS / MQ-XX / MQ-25 Stingray Program
« Reply #1096 on: April 10, 2018, 10:38:56 am »
Interesting all that hype about GA-ASI entry revealing as it actually was around since last October
https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,16346.msg316229.html#msg316229
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stealth, more than a few of them truly technically ignorant and proud of it." Sherm Mullin, Skunk Works

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Re: US Navy’s UCLASS / CBARS / MQ-XX / MQ-25 Stingray Program
« Reply #1097 on: April 11, 2018, 12:25:39 am »
Lockheed Martin has confirmed its MQ-25 design uses a GE F404 turbofan, also the undercarriage and some electronic systems from the F-35C.
So this puts the LM and Boeing submissions on similar thrust weightings with GA using the a power powerful 16,000lb P&W PW815. Perhaps this suggests the latter has higher gross and maximum weights (and thus more internal fuel tankage)?

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/lockheeds-mq-25-reuses-usn-fighter-engines-landing-447457/

40 kVA from the PW815 is nothing to sneeze at either; the AE3007 for Triton is like 25 - 30 kVA.


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Re: US Navy’s UCLASS / CBARS / MQ-XX / MQ-25 Stingray Program
« Reply #1099 on: April 16, 2018, 02:25:00 pm »
Old radar types never die; they just phased array - Unknown

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Re: US Navy’s UCLASS / CBARS / MQ-XX / MQ-25 Stingray Program
« Reply #1100 on: April 16, 2018, 11:00:42 pm »
GA-ASI Avenger ER sets new flight record

11th April 2018

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems’ (GA-ASI's) Avenger Extended Range (ER) UAS has set a new endurance record by flying for 23.4 consecutive hours, the company announced on 5 April.

The next-generation Avenger ER flew in a representative ISR configuration while carrying out a simulated reconnaissance mission. The flight time reflects a ten hour improvement over the baseline Predator C Avenger aircraft.

The Avenger ER features avionics based upon the Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper, has 3,000lbs payload bay and is capable of flying at over 400kt true air speed. The Avenger is designed to carry payloads such as the all-weather GA-ASI Lynx multi-mode radar and the MS-177 electro-optical/infrared sensor.

The Avenger platform is currently being used as a surrogate for GA-ASI’s proposed MQ-25 platform, including early ground and flight test of the deck handling system, mission specific hardware and software and all flight and mission data links and communications.

With an increased wingspan of 76ft, Avenger ER provides an improved long-loiter ISR and precision-strike capability, supporting a wide array of sensors and weapons payloads. Other improvements include an increase in the maximum gross takeoff weight to 19,500lbs using a co-cured composite centre wing and heavyweight landing gear as well as integration of a dual redundant, light weight brake control capability using a GA-ASI developed lightweight hybrid linear anti-lock brake system.

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Re: US Navy’s UCLASS / CBARS / MQ-XX / MQ-25 Stingray Program
« Reply #1101 on: April 17, 2018, 02:37:13 am »
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General Atomics’ wands use proprietary gesture recognition algorithms to identify standard hand movements, as designated by Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures, and then translates and sends those commands to the MQ-25 air vehicle, the company said. The aircraft receives the commands and converts them into the appropriate actions.
“MQ-25 will be able to talk back to the controller and other flight deck personnel using a small series of LEDs that change colors and flash to show that they have received a command and indicate the aircraft’s condition or operating state,” said General Atomics’ David Alexander, president of GA-ASI’s aircraft systems. “A safety observer on deck can stop the aircraft instantly any time an unsafe situation is identified. To give you an idea of how the system works, think Wii for aircraft control.”

Source: FlightGlobal.com

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Re: US Navy’s UCLASS / CBARS / MQ-XX / MQ-25 Stingray Program
« Reply #1102 on: Yesterday at 12:45:16 pm »
Lockheed Martin capable of fielding MQ-25 prototype in one year

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Lockheed Martin decided against building a MQ-25 prototype
It wanted to focus on the navy’s new requirements instead of older requirements

http://www.janes.com/article/79514/lockheed-martin-capable-of-fielding-mq-25-prototype-in-one-year